Fiber friday

I am slowly making my way with this sweater.  I knit a few rounds and then take a break to make sure I don’t end up with sore hands and wrists.  I did finish a little hat for the baby shower this week.  And I started another donation hat because I needed something more portable than my sweater.  

And now, a lovely three day weekend has arrived and there will be time for yarn fiber and book fiber and maybe even a bit of sewing time.  

During my knit breaks I might be spending too much time on the internet. Here are some lovely places to visit:

  • Kat has finish d her Sigla
  • I want to knit this fun hat
  • I have met some lovely people while participating in Gratitude Week and I am looking forward to more listmaking starting next week
  • I am seriously considering this plan – I really need to get my health back on track

Happy Friday.  We have some sun breaks in the forecast today so after a bit of knitting in bed, I will be heading out to get some Vitamin D.  Hope there is some fiber in your weekend.

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Think write Thursday

I have heard that people choose to become teachers because they had a very good or a very bad experience.  Those bad experience memories are, unfortunately, easy to recall and I have a few that come to mind.  But I also had Mrs. Carter.  Mrs. Carter was my first grade teacher and I loved her.  That was the year I began to play teacher at home.  I would line up my dolls and bears and have school.  I spent hours making books and report cards, carefully drawing the lines and checkboxes.

There was a short period during high school when I thought I might want to be a nurse but when the time finally came to choose, teaching won out.  After 38 years in education, I cannot image having made another choice.  I am in administration now but I spend time every day in classrooms.  Now I also get to work with teachers and parents.  It is a different way of teaching bit I still think of myself as a teacher.

Today I am grateful for:

  • A note from a former parent thanking us for proving a good start for her daughter
  • A gathering of teacher friends to celebrate the tiny person that is soon to enter our lives
  • A new pair of shoes
  • Leftover pumpkin chili
  • A three day weekend just ahead
  • Carole and Kat and Think Write Thursday

Currently: a list

Nothing like a good list to launch a new month

Reading The Nest

Listening to The Long Way Home

Knitting Sigla (after unknitting to resize) and some hats and needing to finish the border on my shawl

Eating Carrot Ginger soup

Sipping Anti-inflammatory hot chocolate

Taking the #30daysofbiblelettering challenge

Looking forward to hearing these ladies talk

Happy Wednesday! Be sure to visit Ginny for more books and yarn.

Because we have rain

It is easy to forget that much of what is beautiful about this part of the country come because we have rain.  Today I am grateful for:

Mushrooms growing on tree trunks,

Green, green, green – so many shades of green,

Salmon jumping and swimming along the river where I run,

Puddles for children to splash in and rain boots that keep their feet (relatively) dry,

The sky as the rains sputter to a stop and the sun breaks through the clouds.

just a little sliver

moonThis time of year, it is very dark when I leave for work and it is easy to be grumpy about that darkness.  This morning, I pulled up to the stop sign and paused long enough to see this tiny sliver of the moon hanging in the sky.  And I thought about this new baby that is soon to enter our world, about tiny hands and fingernails and the miracle of birth.  Today I am grateful for the dark because it gave me this tiny moment of joy.

gratitude week 2016

october

I am ready for Gratitude week, a lovely community organized by Michelle.  This week is a time to be intentional about saying thank you and recognizing the tiny moments in our lives that bring joy.

This morning I am grateful for:

  • the excitement of a new life that is just weeks away from joining our family
  • pumpkin chili and bread and cookies and granola
  • sun shining through yellow leaves
  • laundry fresh from the dryer
  • a renewed energy for running