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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Baby Bootie

Here is the latest baby bootie I've fallen in love with.  I am also working on a pair of booties that resemble the knitted Ugg boot!  Toi, let me know what colors you would like for your baby girl.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Giveaway Again!

So, no one commented and I am not obligated to make anyone a hat.  So here's Giveaway 2.......If anyone comments, be they followers or not, I will knit that person a hat.  Or, if they prefer, they can have me knit a pair of baby booties.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


So many blogs I follow have product giveaways.  I don't have any product giveaways, however, I'd like to make a hat and give it away to anyone that wants it.  Since only 3 people even follow me, that would be very easy to do.  So here goes:  To the 3 people that follow me, if you comment on this post by next Sunday, I will make you or your baby (you make the choice) a hat of your color choices.  So, if all three of you comment, all 3 of you get a hat.  Here is the design (I can make it from child size to adult)

You will be able to decide if you want the hat, with or without a tassel. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Just One More Wake-Up!!

Yes.  That's what we say when approaching a school vacation week.  Next week is our February vacation week.  It can't come soon enough.  The school is rife with kids getting sick, teachers sick, and if you're not sick, you're exhausted.  Many people think that a teacher's day ends at the end of the school day.  In reality, there are times that my day doesn't end until 2 or 3 in the morning.  And this vacation is being spent correcting papers and filling out a placement form for each of my 8th grade students.  I will also apply some finishing touches to  a couple of lessons that I'll be doing when vacation is over. 

Also during vacation, my daughter is having minor surgery.  So, I'll be teacher, mom, and nurse.  What I do plan to do for me is to get some rest.  My school days are usually sleep deprived.  I do recover during the summer and various days off in the year.  However, during the year I'm sooooo tired. 

Sorry to be a downer.  I know I should be thankful that I have a career that I love, but right now, with the lack of respect that teachers get and the new changes in teacher evaluations, it's getting harder to remain a positive person.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Say it isn't so?!?  I'm stunned that such a talent is gone.  So, I'll leave a link to one of my favorite Whitney songs.  This song helped me through an especially trying time in my life:


Rest In Peace Whitney.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Black History Month

When I was a little girl, I once asked my mother why African Americans didn't fight in any of America's wars until World War II.  I came to this conclusion because my history books did not mention the contributions of any African Americans during any of our wars.  And the only reason I knew that African Americans did fight in WWII was because of my dad, his brothers, and my mother's brothers.  She was appalled by my question.  I mention this thought because of the Black History month documentary titled, "Love of Liberty/Black Patriots."  This is the story of the contribution of African American soldiers for America's liberty beginning with Crispus Attucks at the Boston Massacre through the current wars of today.

I admire those who came before me because they were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for this country when they were treated poorly.  Many returned home from wars to be subjected to Jim Crow laws.  Some were even lynched for being too "uppity."  Tom Brokaw called the generation of Americans who weathered the Depression and fought in WWII, the "Greatest Generation."  The sacrifices that African American soldiers endured to prove that African Americans deserved the rights promised to all Americans in the constitution, truly made them part of America's "Greatest Generation."

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

C25K Week 3

So today begins my 3rd week on this running program.  As always, the first day is rather challenging.  But, the challenge is really in my head.  I have to constantly battle myself to make myself believe that I can do this. Once I've completed the workout, I come to realize that I did it and it really wasn't that impossible.  Tomorrow and Thursday, I will walk on the treadmill at a rate between 4 mph and 5 mph.  On Friday, I will do the second day of the week 3 workout.  Saturday, I plan to walk for about 2 hours and then put in 60 minutes on the elliptical.  Sunday morning, I will do day 3 of week 3 of the C25K workout. 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sick and Teaching

This is the 4th day of being sick.  I only took off 2 days from school.  However, by the end of the school day yesterday, I had developed a severe case of laryngitis.  I usually get laryngitis before I get sick.  This time, I've gotten it after.  Oh well.  It was very hard teaching today.  I had to type everything on the Activboard.  The kids read what they were supposed to do and did it.  I do miss my voice, but it seems as though I've got a very stubborn bug.