Saturday, October 25, 2008

At Last A Day Off

Jonathon and I finally got our well-deserved Friday off from school this week. We took some time to venture to Tulsa for the day. Jonathon had a friend spend the night and so we headed out yesterday morning. We met some other people at Incredible Pizza, then did some shopping. We went to the normal places and before leaving town stopped by the Silver Needle. I didn't buy any stitchy stuff, but I did get myself a new Vera Bradley handbag. I don't know what style the bag is, but the pattern is Kensington. I got the color because I had matching accessories for it. Anyway, the three of us had a fun day together. I really like this little fellow that spent the night with us. He and Jonathon get along so well.

This past week has been the annual Neewollah week in the town where I teach. It is kind of a wild and crazy week for that small town. This year the kids were kind of wild and crazy at school. The kids got out of school at 2:25 Wednesday and the teachers had Friday off.

The weather here has been very fall like, in fact we are expecting a hard freeze tomorrow and Monday. I guess then it will be time for me to clean out the flower beds for this year and get the yard semi cleaned up before winter. Last week when it got so cool out, I kept thinking that it was certainly cool for the time of year, then it dawned on me that it was already the end of October. It seems when the school year begins September goes on and on, but once you get to October the year just starts to fly by, and that is what is happening this year.

Have a great weekend and week. We are heading off here in a little bit to go play soccer. Luckily this season we only had one early game. Since the weather has been pretty cool this week, we were lucky and got the noon game.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Stitching Pictures

This picture is my progress on the Prairie Schooler Thanksgiving Comes Again.
I am enjoying doing this as it is simple and goes by quickly. You can also see your progress as you stitch. I still have several more WIP's to finish and I am sure I will be getting back to them soon.

The above picture is the finished WWII plane that Jonathon wanted in his room. We picked it up a week or so ago at Hobby Lobby. As most of you stitchers can tell this is a Stoney Creek pattern. It used some tweeding, but not as much as their other patterns. It also had minimal backstitching, which was nice.

Have a great week, I hope most of you are enjoying the beautiful weather like we are having in Kansas.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Another One?

I was literally shocked tonight when I opened my e-mail. I got the latest prayer line request and found out that another former student has died. I have had about four of them in the last 20 years, but never this close together really. Zach was 22 and died from cancer of the liver. He was one of my fifth graders, actually in the last class I had at the Catholic school. I was pregnant with Jonathon the year I had him. We spent countless hours sitting side by side at my table doing math.
Please remember him and his family in your prayers.

As bad as things sometime seem for me I guess I need to take a look around and see all the things I have to be grateful for in my life.

Have a good week.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Another Day in the Life

Well, not much is happening here. I twisted my ankle pretty good and did quite a bit of stitching yesterday. I couldn't walk, therefore, I could not clean. I started the Prairie Schooler Thanksgiving design. Last weekend I worked on Lady Liberty, actually I took her to craft night at the church. Needless to say, cross-stitch is not a very good item to take to something like that. It is too hard to concentrate.

Work is going fine, if you could get over all drama. We have a testing schedule and one person decided that it interfered with another teacher's library schedule and sent a corrected copy to the test director. Not a good thing. Then when I asked if I could just know when to have my kids in the computer lab to test... she (the interfering teacher) sent out an e-mail to everyone preaching about getting along and working together. It was all I could do not to reply to all and tell her that we were all getting along and working together until she stuck her nose in it.

Okay enough for today. I only have 18 more days until a Friday off, then the next Friday is Halloween. Since I am the homeroom chairperson for Jon's class I will be home that Friday too. I have an "out of town appointment" that day-- Which really is the truth. I teach in one town and he goes to school in another, therefore, when I am homeroom parenting I am keeping an appointment in another town separate from the one in which I am employed. I am saving those two personal days I must use or lose for a time when I really feel the need to not be at work. Like the second week of May.
Have a wonderful week, even if you are testing with a messed up schedule.