Thursday, September 23, 2010

Isn't this September?????

Tomorrow it is supposed to be 95F..... Hello???? Didn't the weather Gods get the memo?????

I'm sorry, I'm a fall person, I live for fall weather..... 70s during the day, 50s at night. I didn't order the sudden rise in temp and the 'almost maybe could-have-been a tornado' last night.

Also, why am I sick in September???? Because I went back to work in a Petrie Dish... also known as a school. Everyone is sick. So, maybe if I get sick now I won't get sick later (aka flu and pneumonia) like last year.

So I will stop grumbling now. Back to grading papers.

Quilty Hugs!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I'm still here......

Well, we just finished the third week of school. Some of the 'squirrels' are starting to calm down.... I think they realize they are here for the next 166 (school) days.

The memorial for our former Latin teacher was today. It was incredibly moving and the number of students, past and present, that attended was great. This man really touched a lot of lives. On the way home I decided I would take the leftover "latin" fabric from Erin's quilt and make a baby blanket for his grandchild that is due in November.

I finally swapped out the chimney sweep blocks and will get them in the mail Monday or Tuesday. One poor gal sent hers twice and apparently someone in the postal service decided they needed them more. How sad is that.

My daughter Erin is the throws of interviews for a federal clerkship position. She will be home for one in Harrisburg on Monday and flies to Cincinnati for two in Kentucky.

The creeping crud is making its way through the school district. I'll probably have Beth to the doctor this week for a sinus infection. I told my students they can't breathe in my room anymore :o)

So I hope you all are having a lovely fall/spring. Take care and hug someone you love (or even someone you don't).


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

From Cloud Nine to the Pit of Despair

Today being the first day back to school after a three day weekend, I stood at the top of the 'ramp' coming into the 8th grade hallway and greeted the students with a "Good Morning!! It's great to see you!" Within an hour I hit bottom.

Yesterday I heard that one of the teachers on our faculty lost her father this weekend. Upon coming in today I heard that another teacher on our faculty lost his fater as well. Then I heard a teacher in another building lost his father. I couldn't believe it!!!

Then I received news that the former Latin teacher, who retired in June and just moved into his new home with his wife in Florida to be near their daughter, son-in-law and soon to be born grandchild, passed away Sunday night.

I have no desire to relive this day.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Go! Giveaway

Ryan is having a giveaway for a Go! cutter... but you have to hurry... it ends at 11:59 tonight.

Good luck!!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Slow Poke Quilters

I am a slow poke... I freely admit it. I piece and quilt for me, at my speed. Anymore challenges, round robins, even block swaps make me tense.

So if you are a slow poke, come join us. You can find all of the information here.


Thread colors and other musings

The first week of school is over and I survived (needless to say I was beat on Monday). Five days down.... 175 to go; am I actually counting???

I have some squirrelly kids this year... but I am sure they will work that out before too long. The first week is always crazy with assemblies, pictures, etc.

On top of the first week I had to go and buy yet another router... the ports in the one I had were blown and the desk top wouldn't connect to the web - though the lap top would connect wirelessly. Weird.

On the topic of thread.... what colors do you use the most often? I tend to use off white and black.. sometimes grey... for piecing. I don't get all matchy-matchy when I piece... do you? I am just curious.

So I hope everyone else is having a wonderful Labor Day weekend here in the states and if you are not in the US... I hope you are enjoying the weekend you are having/had.

Happy Quilting!!!