Tuesday, May 22, 2012
DH and I recently told the 6th grade teachers that we feel we aren't really helping them - that it doesn't fit their schedule well for us to come in at a set time on a set day, so we won't be going to help out in that classroom the rest of this school year. I believe they understand where we were coming from.
Today was the 6th gr track day, and even though it looked like it might rain, we went and watched Josh on the high jump (he was about #3, which was slightly better than last year); and throwing a softball for distance. (I don't know why they don't use a baseball, but hey, they didn't ask me). The kids are given 3 tries and the best of the 3 is recorded. Josh's best was 45 yards. (oops! that's me busting my buttons in pride).
We missed his last event (baton relay race - his team came in second, just barely missing 1st place) because we went to the elementary school where the 2nd graders were having a "Fancy Nancy" literature day. Chairs were set in small groups in the gym and kids from various classes were in each group. They took turns reading their original literature on specified subjects. They showed us the pictures they drew to go along with each story. One story and pics was made into a pop-up book. Very clever.
After the end of things, Tyler's 2nd grade teacher said they won't be having 'centers' any more this year, so she doesn't need us. I wanted to cry. We've had so much fun in that class. Mrs. Leonard gave us a large pot of petunas with sticks in it. Some of the kids had written thanks and drawn pics on 3 x 3" papers that were attached to the sticks. My heart is still in my throat when I think of it. I just love those kids.
Of course, when you get right down to it, there's only about two more weeks of school.
I've been busily knitting and crocheting items for a craft sale this fall. When I get a few more things done, I'll take a pic and post it, because some people have asked that I do.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Ok, I learned what tready yarn is.....in the skein, it looks like it's about 1/2 inch wide, but you pull the width open to find numerous 'holes' into which you knit (and maybe crochet??)
I learned how to use that yarn and knit a 'ruffle-y' scarf. So I bought a skein and will work on it after I've made enough stuff for the fall craft sale. I won't be posting any trendy yarn projects any time soon, but eventually I will.
Meanwhile, I'm about ready to take a photo of stuff I'm doing for the craft sale. There is a cute toddler hat I want to make first, and hope to start it tomorrow.
I dearly love cats, but am allergic. So I take an antihistamine before going to the shelter for a few hours, then come home and shower thoroughly - otherwise I wouldn't be able to do it.
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Thursday, May 17, 2012
Busy day at the shelter. Oh, yes, there was the usual cleaning of the kitten room, but I also took extra time with Socks and Cindy. They both have adoptions pending, and hopefully, won't be there when I go back next week. I'll miss them, but whoever is getting them will be thrilled with how friendly and playful they are. Of course, they'll also have to keep the trash can covered. LOL
Also, I got four new babies - I'm not sure how old they are, but they are tiny (weened, but tiny). Right now they're confined to a cage because there are too many others in the room who are quite a bit bigger. The bigger ones will be moved elsewhere, and the babies will be allowed out of the cage. I also learned that there are three more tiny ones in the receiving room in the basement, so I expect I'll be getting them after the bigger ones are moved.
What fun at the shelter! I love the Spring, when we get new babies.
I exercised self discipline when I came home and swept and mopped the kitchen, breakfast and powder rooms. Now all my housework is done for the week, and it smells slightly of Pine Sol.....I love that stuff.
So that leaves me free to go to the LYS (local yarn store) tonight with friends where we'll learn how to use 'trendy yarns'. No, I don't know just what that means, but I'm looking forward to the evening.
I continue to be busy knitting and crocheting for the craft fair/sale this fall. I'm trying a few new-to-me things, and am eager to see how they turn out.
I hope everyone is having a great Thursday.
Monday, May 07, 2012
Whew! For those of you who have kept up with me, you know that my knee has been messed up for five months. I have been thanking God that He's in control, and whatever the outcome, I praise Him for His control, His love, and His healing. And yes, I HAVE been praying for healing.
Two weeks and two days ago, my loving, sweet, adorable dog slammed into that knee from across the room. Two days later I went back to my ortho dr for the gel shot to help with arthritis. I'm pleased to say that it IS helping. The dr didn't really have anything to say about the possible injury from Darby.
Back to Darby and the damage she did: I went back to my ortho dr today (we really have to quit meeting like this) who told me Darby hadn't torn the meniscus; actually, it appears the problem is the bursa sac below the knee joint. ok. So I got a steroid shot (man! that hurt going in!!).
If that calms the bursa sac down within the next few days, I should be ok. (Cross your fingers and toes for me). I'm looking forward to being able to resume time on the treadmill. Of course, I'll have to go slow at first, since it's been so long since I could pick up speed and elevation. But that'll be ok, as long as I can DO IT!
Today is my ST training day.....I have a goal of doing it 3 days a week. When my leg is better, I'll add 3 or 4 days of treadmilling to the mix. And then I expect to see good results in the way my clothes fit and what the scale says. I have many re-gained pounds to lose, but I will do it. In fact, even tho' I can't treadmill, I have very slowly been losing a teeny, tiny bit of weight. A pound here, a pound there, oops! water weight gain there. LOL
Thanks for patiently putting up with my knee saga. It's seems much longer to me than it does to you.
Saturday, May 05, 2012
Hi Y'all. Happy Cinco de Mayo.
We got another good rain (thunderstorm) last eve/night and the baseball field needed some attention before the boys could play today. Didn't hurt Josh's 12 yr old team - they beat the opposition 6 - 2. Yea!! Josh pitched a few innings (quite well), then took the position of catcher - something he has done very well for several years. Naaahh, Grandma's not proud or anything. Also, his parents got a letter this week from the school, late this month he'll get a Presidential award for scholarship, I think it is. (I think my buttons just broke! LOL). If only it were someone other than Obama......
This afternoon Josh's younger brother plays (on another field), and because it's warm and very sunny today, I've changed from blue jeans to a split skirt (what my generation used to call culottes). I'll be slathering on the sun screen, too.
I'm grateful for the rain, and especially grateful that our dog isn't upset by thunderstorms. She meanders from window to patio door to window looking at it all, but isn't all upset.
I hope you all have great plans for a wonderful weekend.
Oh, I met a goal this week - SP three different days. Hooray for me!
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