Saturday, March 10, 2012
I made quite a bit of progress on the dollhouse today. I shingled the front and side roofs, made the door, put in its stained glass, and managed to get the door hinged. THAT was a trial, the door hinge nails are almost microscopic. I had to put them in using tweezers.
Side view, bay window
And yes, the door hinges, door knobs, and door knocker really work.
Here it is lit from behind so you can see how the stained glass looks with light through it.
I didn't wire the dollhouse, but when sun comes through the windows they really glow.
This is a detail from inside the house. The vase is made from a glass bead.
Now I need to roof the other side of the house, finish the base boards, make the bay window seat cushion, build the window boxes, finish the gingerbread trim, and make a simple base for the house. It just won't do to keep it forever on my green bath mat!
Saturday, March 03, 2012
It's been one of those weeks where I have worked much too hard and too many hours. I put in 3 extra hours on Monday and four extra hours on Tuesday on a committee to hire a development director for our school, and had parent conferences after school on Friday.
I have spent the last several weeks helping my class with a project they took on to have a children's silent auction to raise scholarship money for the school. They were upset that children were pretty much priced out of this year's fundraising auction, so they decided to have one of their own. They organized bid donations, made bid sheets, fliers, and posters, and spent the past week making bid sheets for each donated item. Today they had their auction. We got set up at 8:00 am at the school, and had the auction from 10 - 11:30 am concurrently with the Annual Pancake Breakfast. At the end of the auction, several of my students were cashiers and collected bid sheets and payments. A parent took the money they raised home to count, so I don't know how much they raised. It was a great project. They learned a lot about organizing a big fundraiser, followed through with their plans, had fun, and had a fun and successful event.
This teacher is T-I-R-E-D though!!!
I have been too busy all week to make any progress on the dollhouse I am making for the adult silent auction. I took a short nap after the children's auction, then took some time to work on the dollhouse. I finished all of the stained glass windows, got the windows put in, and one of the roofs on.
The color is a little off because the lighting is not so good once it gets dark out, but you can get the idea. The trim right under the shingles is actually a pale pink.
I did manage to get practice time in this week, but not nearly as much as I would have liked. Hopefully, I'll get a little extra time in tomorrow.
In spite of my hectic schedule, I was able to walk between 4 1/2 to 7 miles each day, logging up 40 miles since Sunday. One of my other fitness goals is to learn a few exercise band routines. I have found a few videos on the Spark Fitness pages and am trying some out. I think they would be good to have for summer travel, as an exercise band can fit easily into a suitcase.
Monday, February 27, 2012
I have been looking forward to my Monday afternoon hike all weekend. The weekend started out pretty cold and blustery; I got my walks in anyway, but today was a totally gorgeous day and I could barely wait for my walk with my class.
We got as far as the river when one of my students, who apparently did not heed my instructions to use the rest room before we left, had an 'accident.' To spare him the discomfort of continuing the walk in wet pants, not to mention the embarrassment, I left the rest of the class with the science teacher and hiked him back to school. It was all I could do to keep positive and not resentful about missing my walk due to his bad planning. To make matters worse, he refused to walk with me; he dawdled about 10 feet behind me the entire way back, in spite of my being patient and cheerful. So, I missed my hike and ended up staying at school with him while he worked on his report, inside instead of out in the sun.
I did get my sunset walk in with Stella, though. I have to say, I am really enjoying having it stay light long enough to be able to take a walk after dinner and enjoy watching the light change.
I did get 6 miles in today, in spite of not getting in my nature hike.
If the weather continues with its current trend, I may have my bike out by this weekend.
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