The Official End of Summer is upon us and I have heard many friends lamenting this fact.
However, for the Knitter – Labor Day Weekend brings the start of autumn and with it, Knitting Season and Knitters everywhere are pulling out wool socks, sweaters, scarves, wraps, etc. If they are not pulling them out, they are casting them on! Three cheers for cool nights and shortening days. I have been contemplating what next to cast on – I have several things that have caught my eye. I will keep you posted as to what is up next.
For me, autumn is my favorite time of the year. It is fleeting but I love every moment of it, from the start of leaves changing colors to the joy of cooking “cool weather” meals.
Therefore, to kick off the Un-Official start of fall, this weekend I made meat loaf. And, boy was it good! The aroma that filled the house was warm and welcoming. I used a new recipe from Tyler Florence – and does he know meat loaf! It was a knock it out of the park hit and I can guarantee that this will grace my table again. I also did a little baking and whipped up my Peach Blueberry Cobbler.
That would be me – drained of my brain…
I had my final on the book portion of my class today.
I hate trick questions – I mean really. Hate. Them.
Anyways – I got an 88% on my final which gives me a cumulative score of 95% thus far.
I am not disappointed in that at all.
Now starts the hard part.
So, I came home tonight, after finding some appropriate shoes for tomorrow (white crocs… I will post a photo when I have some daylight tomorrow), made myself a bowl of Special K Red Berry, had a yogurt and a glass of milk for dessert and got out Alice.
I plied together the Cashmere/Silk blend I got from Threadbear and the Alpaca that I got for Christmas from Blogless Mary.
A little meditation and the rhythm of Alice is the start of the cure of what ails you.
And, Alice certainly works some magic – the month of NaSpiMoMo really helped me with my technique – both of spinning singles and plying. I am exceedingly happy with the outcome. I learned to spin from the fold making this exquisite fiber. It is hanging in my bathroom drying right now – I promise to get photo’s posted here soon!
Now – in case you all missed it but Project Spectrum #3 Elements has begun – and February and March are Fire! And, there is some knitting that is burning with the warmth of fire happening here at “The Home for the Unemployed”. I have a gorgeous blanket in progress – a blanket of Hemlock Ring fame… I will snap a picture tomorrow before the light is all gone.
I also called my local elementary school this afternoon – I hope to be helping there soon….
Stay tuned for more pictures, but I am turning into a pumpkin and I need to get to bed!
So, I had orientation for school today and when I left there I headed over to pick up my text book.
Because I have 5 chapters to read by class time on Monday. Yes – you read that right, 5 chapters!
We can say good bye to knitting this weekend… it was nice while it lasted!!
So, I am now armed with my “scrubs” for my clinicals, a stethoscope and a blood pressure cuff, and my text book. I have gotten as far as rectal temperature taking – I needed a break and my kids did not want me to practice on them!! Even after I reminded them I had done this to them before…
Yes, you can imagine the reaction that got around here!!!!! Ahhh, motherly revenge is so amazing!! The power!!
Well… they deserved a bit of motherly revenge for their behavior and attitudes lately. Teenagers!
There have been many a time when my mind goes back to a lovely presentation that I had the privilege to attend when my children were very small. The speaker was a wise woman with a great amount of sage advice. I remember her talking about a time when her husband was traveling and she had a colicky baby that would not stop crying. In utter desperation, she laid the screaming baby safely in it’s bed and went and laid on her bed, crying herself. The only words she could find to utter were from the Kyrie. Truly simple and beautiful words – Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy. She said when she was at her wits end, these words helped.
I was so fortunate to not have colicky babies – but, I do have teenagers with an advanced case of teenage-itis.
Those words have become my mantra some days!
And, today was one of them!!
Heidi sent me a text message this afternoon – a very interesting text message. “I need to talk to you about signing something. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox” (the number of x’s and o’s sent off warning bells… )
So, she shows up after school with this instruction from her ‘boyfriend’. You need to type something up that says you give permission for me to date him – he turned 18 today.
Silly kids, Heidi is 17 – not 16. Hmmm, the plans they concoct huh?
Needless to say I did not sign anything…. And, Heidi is not speaking to me.
Teenagers – Lord have mercy on me!