Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Saturday Morning Musings

I had a great week at school; we had two field trips and a team day, but all three were enjoyable and low stress. I had my other three classes make leaves also but I had them tape them to the windows and now my class looks even prettier! I'm lucky to have an entire wall of windows and even though the glass is not transparent, it allows a lot of natural light in, which is so important to me.

Still thinking a lot about creativity. I saw a colorful banner in a store downtown Thursday afternoon and remembered that PurlBee had this great tutorial awhile back. I think I'd like to do something similar for my classroom. Or this idea would be cool too. I wonder if I could use thrifted fabric and get the same vibrant result? Or maybe I should just use construction paper for a similar look? Even better, I'll get the kids to make it!

Melissa got home last night, finished a paper, and dashed back out again. Such is the way of the college student.

Really making good progress on the sweater, thanks to the above mentioned field trips and team day knitting. I think I may go ahead and do both sleeves before finishing the length of the body so I know I have enough yarn. My mom has really long arms and never gets the sleeves of things to fit well, so I want to be sure to have them long enough for her. (or not, as I still have six hundred yards left. I can't imagine a sleeve being more than two hundred yards apiece, right?)

I was up at five a.m. this morning working on an assignment for the class I have today. Now that I'm done and it's only 6:30 a.m., I think I'll treat myself to a little knitting.

Oh, I had my first weight gain this week, but it was only .2 lbs. My total weight loss from August 9 is 34.6 lbs, so I'm happy. Guess those curly fries and cookie last weekend caught up with me. But that's okay.


  1. Have a peaceful weekend, Rose. Early morning knitting is a good start.

  2. Early morning knitting sounds perfect. Enjoy your weekend!