Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Back to School Exhaustion

Week 1 and Day 2 of Back to School Staff Development.  I had no idea just how early 5:30 comes.  It's not like I went to sleep at midnight.  I fell asleep probably around 10.  That should be plenty of sleep.  However, my body apparently doesn't agree.  I've been so worked up lately with starting this new job that I haven't even been able to focus on the scarf that I'm knitting.  A part of me wants to take it with me to Staff Development and sit there and knit.  If I do then I know that I'll miss out on things I actually need to be learning about this school district.  Yesterday I almost had a panic attack when I went home thinking about everything that I need to do.  If I make it to August 24 without anything mental happening then I'm going to be one happy camper.  I do see wine in my future and it's a good thing that the neighborhood we moved into has a wine store on the corner next to the gas station.  Maybe tonight I'll stop, get a bottle, get out the scarf and do some work to chill out.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Oh What to Do

Since I'm a teacher I start back to work on Monday.  My two months off have been nice.  I've been able to relax, work on stuff around the house, shop, etc.  Today is Friday and in just two days my vacation will be over.  I can't decide what I want to do today.  I have things to do in my classroom at school, my house needs to be cleaned, laundry, knitting, or many other activities I can think of.  My mind is spinning and if I keep going like this I won't get anything done today except maybe get caught up on my television recordings from this week.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Latest and Greatest

Well now that I'm back to blogging I also started knitting again. I took a little break from knitting since in summer in Texas the temperature ranges from 100-105 every day.

My friend Mindy requested a hat she saw when she was visiting Alaska. In order to get ready for the project it was time to bring out the needles and yarn. I found a nice hank of 100% Baby Alpaca yarn (nice and squishy soft) in my stash and balled it up and now I'm knitting up a simple fan and feather pattern scarf.

My friend Rose thinks it's more the width for a shawl but I kind of like it the way it is.

I'm Back!

I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted anything (2 years for those of you who don't know). There's no way to review 2 years in one blog post so I'm not going to. I'm just going to start from here :)

See you soon!