Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"









Thursday, July 19, 2018

(Very) Long Time No See

I have missed posting but it's become increasingly frustrating to use this platform, especially now that I no longer have wifi at home. But I'm not quite ready to concede defeat.   My summer break is well under way and it's been a fabulous one so far.  I'm spending more time outside than I have in many years, and it's wonderful.  Most days I'm either working in my yard or at the beach, and as a result, I'm tanned and happy.  
    I've gotten a lot more use out of my stand-up paddleboard this summer and I love it!  Since I'm spending so much time working in my yard, it's looking really good, and I've also power washed the siding on my house, so that looks better as well.  I'm having the roof replaced this week and I can't wait to see how much that improves the overall appearance.  In other words, even though I'm considerably poorer, cash flow-wise, I'm fairly house-proud.
 
  I was fortunate enough to go to Richmond last week with my special-education co-teacher to attend a conference on co-teaching in an inclusion setting, and we had a great time!  Kim and I taught one class together the first semester and really clicked, and so we advocated to work together the upcoming year.  When one of our administrators asked the two of us in May to apply for this conference, we jumped at the chance, hoping it would show our commitment to each other; apparently it didn't hurt, because our schedule has us teaching two classes together each semester, which is amazing!  We can't wait, and are already making plans.  At the conference, we also realized that we share a common interest in craft breweries, so we visited one in Richmond, and hope to visit some of the many in our area throughout the year for our planning sessions.  Win-win.
Gracie loves napping on my knitting.  My summer knitting is usually washcloths, like this one, however I did start my Rhinebeck sweater.  I'm making the Fern and Feather sweater using Cascade 220 Heather in straw with blue and I think it'll be gorgeous.  Pictures next time.  Happy summer, lovelies.
   

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  1. Nice to hear from you again Rose! Sounds like you are thriving which is so good. Glad your summer has gone so well and that you are loving life. YAY You!!!!

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    1. Yes, I am very happy, thanks for sticking with me and Gracie!

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  2. Welcome back, Rose! I was so excited to see that you had posted.
    I wish I had a cooperating teacher who wanted to truly co-teach. Next year I'm teaching all biology classes, including working with two new-to-me teachers, so it'll be another year of getting adjusted.
    You look great. Relaxed and happy!
    That is a great sweater, and it will be gorgeous in those colors. I love Cascade 220, but I don't think I could handle a pullover in it. It is a very warm yarn!
    Stay in touch.

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    1. The sweater will probably be too warm to wear often but we’ll see. Hope your health is improving!!

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  4. I'm giggling: is that the Almost Lost Washcloth pattern? I, for some reason, am a huge idiot about that damn pattern. I cannot seem to make it work, or I somehow lose my place, and it is so easy. The last time I started it, I ripped it out 4 times, the last time because it fell off my needles (I had to switch from bamboo to metal because the cats kept chewing on them) and I totally slid it on backwards. You can only imagine what happened.

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    1. It is! I love making it but it did take me awhile before I got it right too so keep at it.

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