Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve

The last week of school was about what I expected. Thursday was the "off the chain" day, but at least many of my students gave themselves Friday off, which worked out well for me. A full moon on Wednesday didn't help either. I got almost all of the paper grading done and walked out on Friday at the end of the day without bringing a single thing from school home. I'm planning on enjoying this break to the fullest. I gave out KitKat mini bars with a cute little printable as my holiday gift; aren't they pretty?


Now it's Winter Break, and I am right on target for spending as much time in my pj's as I possible can. I've been knitting and napping and generally just hanging out and enjoying my selection of Christmas CDs.


Meredith and Ryan sent me this beautiful yarn bowl; I can't wait to use it, but so far, most of my knitting has been done when I'm out of the house!

Exhibit one, knitting at the coffee shop:

To continue my tale of health woes, I had some dental work done on Thursday, and that, coupled with some crazy weather changes, contributed to a migraine that necessitated a trip to the urgent care for a shot and meds on Sunday. Finally back to normal yesterday, which made it a fabulous day that I spent with Melissa and Stephanie, just hanging out and enjoying the season.

But the tree has lights and smells wonderful, the gifts are wrapped and under it, and that means all is well.

My friend, Lori, gave me this adorable SnowBaby with knit caps; a perfect gift from one knitter to another!

Wishing you all the best of this season, whatever you may celebrate.



  1. So sorry for your ongoing health woes. I hope that 2014 is a healthier year for us both! I'm glad you have at least had lots of pj time to recover. Have a great holiday.

  2. Merry Christmas Rose. Enjoy your time off and feel better.

  3. Rose, I took knitting up again after a 29-year hiatus! I made my almost-daughter-in-law a shawl. Which is hilarious, because it was supposed to be a scarf, I said, it has been 29 years. Sigh. Anyway.

    I'm so sorry to hear of your migraine. As someone who has suffered for 36 years with migraine--mine had ceased for over 6 years, then returned with menopause--I very much sympathize. Mine are weather-triggered as well. It's terrible.

    Get some good rest, drink plenty of water, and do things you love. It sounds like your plan, so stick with it!