Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Saturday, June 10, 2017

It's Almost Summer Break!

I can't believe it, but another school year is coming to an end.  Thursday is my final day with students until September!  I have to say, this semester has been a fabulous one, so I'm kind of sad for it to end, although I will enjoy my time off.  I started going through the stuff in my classroom last week in an effort to pack it all up in a more organized way, and to get rid of the stuff I no longer want or need, so I feel like I'm in a good place.  

I finally got back in my yard this week as well; apparently, the month of May was the rainiest one on record, which meant that the weeds got out of control, and I was out of the routine of doing yard work.  I decided to cut the grass after work on Thursday, as the temperature was in the low sixties, and I did some of the trimming with the weed whacker last night.  I spent a couple of hours weeding the flower beds today, but although I have quite a bit more to do, it's going to have to wait.  I'm going to sit on the beach with a friend tomorrow as a reward for all my hard work, and to make sure I'm not exhausted on Monday.

I put the cages around the tomatoes; still don't know how to tell when this variety is ripe.
Zucchini blossom
Eggplant blossom


I went to the Chrysler Museum for a little while this morning to celebrate Knit in Public day, along with quite a few people from my local yarn shop, Baa Baa Sheep, and the Tidewater Knitting Guild. It's a great space, with lots of natural light.  
I wish I had taken a picture of my shawl there instead of at home, in artificial light, on the messy chair, but there you go.
I think I'm nearly done with this, but I'm not sure.  I have a hard time estimating how much yarn I have left, and I want to use it all up.  I am enjoying the pattern, even if I'm not knitting particularly fast.  I need to break out the cotton yarn for beach dish cloth knitting.
Gracie continues to photogenic.
 I think she sleeps in the oddest positions!
Hope you all are well and I hope my posts get a little more interesting! Maybe once I'm a little less tired?


  1. Hooray for another successful year at school. Knit in public day looks like lots of fun. Have a great Sunday.

    1. Thank you! I'm like the Penguins Lady: I knit where I want all the time!

  2. What a great place for Knit in Public Day! And yay - almost summer vacation - woo-hoo!! Tyg has been stretching his front legs/arms out that way too. So funny sometimes.

    1. Having never had a cat before, I'm so intrigued by her. She is a sweetie, but so different from dogs!

  3. Your garden is coming right along! All those fresh vegetables you'll have make me jealous; I have only room for some herbs. Speaking of--with those veg choices, plant some basil. You'll be very glad you did.

    1. Yes, basil would be a great addition; not sure why I haven't planted any this year, but will remedy that very soon!