Thursday, June 16, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011


This year Dailaesse asked to go back to school. After the horrid experience we had at our Catholic school the only other option was public school. We got her all registered and I asked the principal if I could volunteer on the playground or something so I could be there to check in with her every day. That ended up landing me a paid position on the playground ground every day with the Kindergarten and 5th grade classes. Let me give you an example of how entertaining this has been...

Just before Easter break I was walking the Kindergarten class down to lunch. They were all excited about their upcoming vacations.

Kid 1: I'm going to Disney!

Me: How exciting! That's awesome!

Kid 1: Yeah. But I have to go on a plane. I've never been on one. I'm a little nervous.

Me: There's nothing to it. It's just like sitting in your living room chair.

Kid 2: I'm going to Washington D.C. for vacation.

Me: That will be lots of fun!

Kid 2: Yeah.

Me: Will you drive or fly?

Kid 2: Fly. We never drive.

Me: You should talk to Kid 1 and tell him what it's like so he won't be so nervous. Have you been to Washington before?

Kid 2: Yeah. We go lots.

Me: Do you have family there?

Kid 2: No. My grandpa and grandma live there.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Squares

We started a KAL at the store for the Great American Aran Afghan squares. We were originally going to meet the first Sunday of each month but we've been having so much fun that it's turned in to a weekly gig. Here are my pre-blocked squares so far:

Ann Strong

Suzanne Atkinson

Hanna Burns

Julie H. Levy

Georgia Vincent

I'll have to beg you to forgive the crappy cell phone pics. They really are much more gorgeous IRL. :-)

Today I worked a couple rows on the newest I have OTN. I can't wait to show that one as a finished square as it will complete my first row. One of the ladies at the store started working on the cable border and brought that in with her today. I wasn't so sure that I would use that border but seeing it today is making me re-think that.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Pardon Me...

While I blow the dust off this blog...
I'll be back tomorrow with knitting news.