Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunny Sunday

A gorgeous weekend here in OV. Clear, sunny, with temperatures peaking right around 80 degrees and cooling off to 70 degrees at night. (Side note: why did computer keyboards eliminate the degree symbol that typewriters used to have?) Steve and I sat on the beach this morning for an hour or so after breakfast (I had a fabulous Florentine Panini) and watched the dolphins playing in the water, while I graded some papers. A friend of mine came over later and she and I sat on the beach for a couple of hours, soaking up the sunshine. The windows have been open all weekend, letting the cooler breezes flutter the curtains. I love fall, and fall at the beach is even better. Yesterday was filled with errands, so I feel virtuous enough to enjoy the relaxed pace of today. And I graded half of the notebooks last night when I was unable to sleep; I'll do the rest tonight while watching Masterpiece Theater.

I really want to work on the sleeves of my Mondo Cable pullover, but I won't until the notebooks are done. I need/want to finish the sweater in time to wear it to Rhinebeck this year, so that'll be my motivation. I worked on the Hokie scarf project (that used to be a cowl project) while sitting on the beach today. I had tried two different cowl patterns but kept messing up the one I liked and I didn't like my substitution plan, so I started a scarf using this pattern. I like it much better and I won't have to worry about whether the recipient can get it over her head or not. Or if she even likes cowls. Not everyone does, or so I'm told, though I don't understand the concept, do you?

Looking forward to school tomorrow, as I have what may turn out to be the best group of students I've ever had!! Crazy, huh?

I've lost a total of 17.4 lbs in the six weeks I've been on Weight Watchers, which makes me very happy. Even got to wear a skirt today that I've been wanting to wear for awhile!


  1. DANG MAMA! Congratulations! can you just tell me what you've been eating everyday so I don't have to pay? : )

  2. The beach sounds lovely. Wish I was there.

    17.4 pounds? Awesome, girlfriend. Absolutely awesome!

  3. Wow--that is some amazing weight loss. I'm down 25 in 5 months--slow and steady.

  4. I posted before but the 'puter seems to have eaten it.

    Love that new scarf pattern you've chosen...I queued it, too.

    Way to go on the must be feeling really good - inside and out.

  5. yay on your weight loss and having the best students ever and on grading papers on the beach! love hearing that you're happy.