Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Friday, December 2, 2011


Gosh, this week has flown by. Today was a testing today at school, so it was pretty boring, but that's the way it goes sometimes. I've really been happy with the modifications I'm doing for my honors class this year. The gifted class I took really gave me a lot of cool ideas, plus kind of a paradigm shift that has really had an impact on my teaching. I think it's really lucky that I'm still excited about what I do after fifteen years of doing it. Not sure too many people can say that, but it's one of the really cool things about teaching for me; the chance to create my working environment that isn't available in every career.

That said, I'm really happy it's the weekend. I have crafting in my plans. And a chicken dinner in the oven. I used a new recipe from this month's Everyday Foods (love that magazine) and cooked it in the crock pot last night so we could heat it up for dinner tonight. Couscous on the side, white wine gravy, and a glass of wine with the meal. What's not to love?

I've finished the Mustard Scarf and started another one, this time using a silk and wool blend. And I'm making a personal promise to pull out some WIPs. Whoops, I just got the Quince & Co. yarn delivery, so the personal promise just went out the window. Wow, they were quick! I ordered it just a couple of days ago and wasn't expecting it until next week!! Now I'm definitely knitting on some new yarn.

Happy Friday!


  1. Ooh, I envy you the new yarn. Have a great weekend crafting and knitting.

  2. Poor Stephanie...her year of yarn dieting is almost coming to an end. Maybe I should send her some handspun!

    Rose...after Monday, it felt like I'd worked a week in one night. I couldn't wait for Friday. I clock out in 5 minutes. So pooped. I've been scouring my stash for fat yarn. Gotta knit quick now, you know. Enjoy your new yarn!