Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Crazy Busy Week

It's the countdown to the end of the school year and that means crazy time. I have to stay after school for something every single day this week, which is a little daunting. Yesterday was an AVID meeting, tonight is the NJHS induction, tomorrow is a baby shower, Thursday is a retirement thing (which I'm missing because it's my dad's birthday), and Friday we're doing a Spring Fling, which required teachers to make a basket to raffle off, make a cake for a cakewalk, and stay on a Friday night until 8:30. All this and SOL tests coming up. Stress inducing for sure.

Not a lot of knitting going on last night, none in fact, but still a little at school during homeroom at least. My mom loved the Mason-Dixon washcloth (pink) but didn't seem as thrilled with the starfish as I expected. Go figure.

I thought I had linked this before, but I couldn't find it, so here it is. Recycled juice bag sunshade for your car. I have a student who is giving me her bags, which is very nice of her. I'm hoping to have enough by the end of the year so I can make one. Imagine Steve's surprise on finding a pile of them drying in the dish drainer this weekend!

Now I'm off to my physical therapy, although at this point I'm thinking a little mental therapy may be a better idea!!


  1. I like the recycled sunshade. It's a clever use for non-recyclables.

    Hmm. I liked that starfish cloth. Maybe it'll grow on her.

  2. Oh, I liked the starfish cloth, too. It is a tad unusual to have all those arms helping with the dishes but I'm sure she'll get used to it.

    That sunshade is cool- literally, too. I haven't seen those drink pouches for a long time. I may not be looking in the right places but I'm not even sure they're sold here any more.

  3. Apparently the juice pouches aren't recyclable so it's good you aren't seeing them. I think Canada may be a little more progressive with environmental issues than we are?

    As for the washcloth, my daughter knew right away why my mom wouldn't like it so much: it's not a traditional square. But it's okay, I like it and it'll probably grow on her.