Tuesday, January 29, 2008

He did great

The big boy did great- no mess ups at all, he was loud enough to be heard and he looked cute to boot- I can't believe he is 10 already!

I'm waiting for the Jeopardy test to start- we had a student who went on a did quite well- as I knew him fairly well, I didn't think he was a genius so I decided to give it a try-

Classes started last night again. I like being in class but just thinking about all of the writing and reading on topics i care little about is a little daunting. This time the torture is Educational Leadership in Federal and State Govt- As the faculty said, I'm not sure how much leadership there is in either-

Thursday, January 24, 2008

DARE Graduation

A short day today- The big boy will be reading his Dare essay to the school today- he won a prize. The essay actually was pretty good

A full report will follow-

Casted on and knit one and 1/2 rounds of the sweater- then realized they had not made a mistake and meant k2, p2, not p2, k2- I just can't face casting on 168 stitches again, so I have to tink the 1/2 round- but I was tired and just knit on the easy stockinette socks for a while.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

the daily lament

Everyday i keep saying (mentally or course) - Gotta blog, Gotta blog and then it never happens. I had great plans for the Christmas break when the students were not in school and there are hours streatching out in front of me- well that was before today- the kids are back- the parking lots, hallways and ladies rooms are full.

My classes begin next week- lucky break with the MLK holiday again- i like these Monday courses, you get more days off. I think the lucky course this time is Federal and State Government in Higher Ed. Another policy class- but I enjoyed policy last semester.

Knitting has been going- I have cleaned out so much of the stash in the past year, I am down to a bunch of sock yarn and various other skeins. I was totally out of a sweater quantity of yarn so, I did a knitpicks order of Merino Style for this sweater, the Diagional Ribbed Pullover I got the cornflower blue. And I'm making it slightly smaller then my size, not because the pattern says to do so, but I also have joined Weight watchers at work and I'm making it my goal to lose 30 lbs by the Budapest trip- I have 7 months, so I think it is a good and achievable goal.
Other knitting- I made Tim a double layer hat that came out really nice. Using Karabella Aurora 8, it is really soft and comfy- so I liked it so much I made one for myself, with the same aurora 8 for the inside and some pink Cascade 220 I bought to make Wavy a few years ago.

and I'm working on a pair of socks- this yarn was part of the gift bag I recieved in the Hogwarts Knit Sock Kit swap round 2- I was in Hufflepuff so thats why the blue and gold- one is striping well the other is more random, but the yarn is soft and yummy.