Those were the words my husband said to me as he sat down to breakfast. I’m no stranger to the kitchen and I can crank out some pretty decent stuff, but my nemesis is the hard-boiled egg, and the eggs that morning were particularly bad. I mean, really bad. Half of the egg white came off with the shell. Are you feelin’ me? I blame the chicken.
True Confession: I have lied to students.
Them: “Wow, Mrs. M., this pencil sharpener is awesome.”
Me: “Thanks. It comes with a built in woodchuck.” Silence
Them: “Mrs. M., can you make copies of this math worksheet for me?”
Me: “Sure. Would you like it stapled with holes punched?”
Them: “It can do all that?”
Me: “Yes! The only thing it can’t do is fill in the answers for you, only the big copier does that.” Silence
Me: “Would you kids like a snow day tomorrow? (forecast says 100% chance of blizzard)
Them: “YEAH! You can do that?”
Me: “Sure! I’m in charge of snow days here!”
Them: “WOW! That’s awesome!”
…Blizzard hits Rhinebeck. Kids dreams come true. Fast forward…
Kid’s Mom: “Mrs. M., will there be school tomorrow?”
Me: “I wouldn’t know.”
Kid’s Mom: “Oh, don’t you decide on snow days? That’s what Billy said.”
Me: “My work here is done.”
I hope you all have been well. I’ve been busy. Finishing up those wips really cleared up my head, and stoked my knitting mojo. KonMari for Knitters! I never realized how much of a downer it was to have languishing projects around. Since the start of the new year, I have finished a few hats, a scarf and two pairs of socks.
Lauren Slagle, mastermind behind Lolo Did It Yarns, dyed up some team spirit colorways. I purchased her Plush Sock in three colors:
Cheesehead: Green Bay Packers
Steelers Nation: Pittsburgh Steelers
Keep Pounding: Carolina Panthers
The yarn is yummy, and while I find the colors a bit on the subtle side, they make for great spirit wear and very comfy socks none the less.
Another project I am excited about is the Lace Blanket Mystery KAL by Cecilia from Oh La Lana! We are only on square #2, so it is not to late to join us. This project should be finished sometime in August. I am excited to be doing something a bit outside my comfort zone. I have been knitting in the round for so long that I had to reacquaint myself with a lace chart and the trusty ‘life line’. Ignoring that glaring error in the second photo, I think the final product will be a nice, lightweight but cozy throw. (don’t look! OK, you can look! No, wait!) This is knit out of Times Remembered Prime Alpaca. I purchased the yarn at the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival (aka, Rhinebeck). It is a beautifully haloed yarn in a heather blue color. These photos do not do it justice. The final product will be 3′ x 5′. Please check out Ceci’s blog and website. She is a talented lady and a real sweetheart!
We interrupt this post for rant from our sponsor…
We have automatic, motion-detecting lights in our staff bathroom. I may be of simple mind, but I tend to let the light do it’s thing, and that is, detect motion. Motion = on. No motion = off. While I appreciate the Eco-consious as much as the next guy, I tend to get a bit…how does one say…pissy, when I really, REALLY have to pee and I can’t find the light switch because someone thought it best to save energy by turning off the motion-detecting light. DAMMIT.
I hope you have been well. As always, I am truly grateful for anyone who takes the time to stop by, read and comment. I appreciate the blogging community very much!
Peace to you today, and in the days to come.
Today’s Saint: St. Jacinta Marto, youngest visionary of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal in 1917. Her Patronage is broad:
• against bodily ills or sickness
• captives, prisoners
• people ridiculed for their piety
• sick people
I would like us to offer up a silent prayer to the victims of sex-trafficking. May God help them and have mercy on their tormentors. (don’t mean to be a downer, but seriously.)
In my glass: Harney and Sons Tea: Paris. OMG! Buy this. It is intoxicating. No seriously. Buy it.
This tea tastes sweet like caramel and has a fruity black currant flavor. You can also taste a hint of vanilla. $!2.00 for a 7oz tin of loose tea. Can’t beat that with a stick!
In my ears: I think someone just stepped on a duck.