Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Monday, January 18, 2016

Three Day Weekend

The first week back to school after break was lovely, but the second week? Not so much. In fact, it was brutal. It was one of those weeks when I seriously wonder how I'll last until retirement. But I'm relaxing today, thanks to the MLK holiday, so I won't spoil the day by dwelling on last week. Other to say that thanks to a website called ReadWorks, my students are very well informed about Martin Luther King, Jr., more so than my students from previous years.

I finally reorganized my craft/knitting room and I've even managed to snug a comfy chair in here. Since Stephanie is back with us, it's good to have a space of my own. Gracie loves hanging out with me, and with the sun shining and the chest of drawers for a perch, she was right at home. In fact, she's sitting there right now. I may even paint this room over spring break, if I can decide on a color.


She even took a little snooze. Steve thinks I should put something soft on top for her, but she looks comfortable to me.


The rest of the day consisted of knitting and a little visit with my youngest. We treated ourselves to ice cream despite the cold temperatures.

I have just begun knitting again on my Guernsey Wrap from the fall. I adore the way Green Mountain Spinnery's Weekend Wool feels and looks and am enjoying the process as much as I think I'll enjoy the finished product.

And my friend, Lori, made me finish the Cafe Au Lait mitt I began almost two years ago; I only had to knit the thumb. Now for another one, maybe in less than a year? This is also Green Mountain Spinnery yarn, but not sure of the name.


They're calling for possible snow this weekend. Although I know we'd have to make it up, I always hope for snow days. So, fingers crossed!



  1. Oh, I remember those Brutal Days At School when I thought, "Why am I still doing This?!" Somehow you make it through.

    Now I say the same thing whenever I knit ribbing.

    1. It's definitely an ebb and flow cycle. One week up, next one down. We are on block 4x4, which means I get new students February 1st, which can be good but is also tiring to have to train a new batch. Still love what I do (most of the time). But more tiring than it used to be, that's for sure!

  2. I have had two brutal weeks at work myself with no time off on Monday. What is going on? I am resting up this weekend before the Monday onslaught. Love your knitting Rose, so glad you have a place in your home to rest.

    1. Thanks, Mere! I just hope I can keep it tidy.

  3. I think it would be hard to start a new group right after finals with another group. I think about early retirement a lot. Supposedly the current 7th grade is better, so we'll see how next year goes.

    1. It truly does have a plus side but I feel a bit sorry the 2nd semester kids don't always get the most energetic me, if that makes sense. As for retiring, I dream of it often!!