Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Monday, February 9, 2015

A Great Way to Spend a Weekend

I had such a great weekend. Friday night, my mom celebrated her 75th birthday, and she still looks amazing.

On Saturday, I slept until 11:00, graded a set of tests, then ate lunch at the Farm Market Cafe with Steve. We came home and spent the rest of the day puttering around the house, until my friend, Lori, came over. She and I sat and knitted awhile, and after she left, Steve and I each had a bowl of popcorn for dinner, and spent the rest of the evening reading. All in all, a perfect Saturday.
Sunday, I did some yard work, then went over to my parents' house to help them with a few things, and when I got home, I did some more yard work. Why so much time outside? Because the weather was amazing! This is a picture my friend posted on Facebook:

Since the weather was so nice, I finally photographed my yarn sale purchases. These are just the highlights.

The Fibre Company Canopy:

Kidsilk Haze, at a 60% discount:

Berroco Linsey, also 60% off:


And several skeins of Misti Alpaca, 60% off:

Even though I didn't need any of it, the sale was just too good to resist.

And I wanted to share the two bulletin boards in my classroom; the one with peace signs is a goal setting activity I have my students do on the first day.


And this one uses a subliminal message, "Fight the power", which was my VCET/GMU group's motto. It reminds me of all the lessons I learned last summer. I switch out the quotes every other month, to keep it fresh.


And finally, I wanted to share a photo of Fern, my daughter's cat, who is visiting with us from January until April, when Melissa moves into a new place. Fern likes to hop in the tub after every bath or shower that's taken, which I think is a bit odd for a cat. But then, what do I know?





  1. Sounds like a great weekend.
    What a haul of yarn. Completely irresistible, especially with sale prices.
    I love your bulletin boards. You are so creative.

  2. Of course you had to buy that yarn, at 60% off you would be silly not to. Love your relaxing weekend.

  3. Is Fern a relatively young cat? Both of mine used to do that until a year or two ago, and they are coming up on 5 years old now. Marlowe will still do it once in a while, but not too often.

    As to why...who knows? It's folly to ascribe reasons to much of cat behaviour, right?