Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Yay, my camera cord came today and now I can post pictures again.
Another exciting adventure awaits.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
A short week ahead but long days. On Tuesdays I run the tutoring center after school which means I can't start getting ready to leave until 4:15. I had a meeting before school too which meant an even longer day. I'm trying to make good use of my time during the day so I can use my time to do fun things when I get home but I'm so tired at the end of the day it's hard to get off the couch.
Maybe I should stop and quilt something before I ever sit down.
There's always tomorrow.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
I am so happy that my quilting machine is back up and running. I got 5 quilts done today but can't show them to you because I lost the cord to the camera again! I swear there is a Bermuda Triangle here somewhere.
I do have some more hats to show for the days efforts though as I spent my day working to finish up 50 boy preemie hats. I had 50 girl ones done plus a few extras and was hoping to get boxes shipped out this week with preemie hats for a group called God's Tiny Angels that I found on the Internet and a box of adult and kid hats and scarves to a friend in Idaho and some yarn to my cousin (well second cousin) in Colorado and another box of yarn to a lady in Southern California who also does charity knitting.
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Friday, January 13, 2017
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Today was such a long day at work. I got there at 7am and left at 5:30pm. We had meetings before school for two hours and the students who missed finals because they left early for vacation stayed after for two hours to make them up today.
Working with so many people who don't see the same situation the same way can get really frustrating sometimes. After a really long day like today I'm trying to learn to let those frustrations go and focus on all of the good things that happened throughout the day.
I should be able to pick up my quilting maxhine on Friday and hopefully spend the weekend getting some quilts completed. That will make up for all of the stupid things I had to deal with today.
And I did get a hat made before work this morning which is a great way to start the day.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Monday, January 9, 2017
Wow, the saying about everything going wrong on the same day sure did come true today.
This morning started with my computer not working at school. I was promised a working system when they installed the new projectors and that's why I went on Friday to play with the new set up. Not only did the computer not work...it would not turn on. But once it got tuned on, it would not talk to the document camera or the Internet. Our grades were due at monoglot tonight but nobody could access the grade program today so they had to push back the deadline.
They had promised that my vcr would be hooked up and working but again those were hollow words as the vcr doesn't show anything.
There was no paper for the copy machine. The department chair asked for some but because the Internet was out the message never made it to the library where the paper is stored. Luckily I had some squirreled away but then the copy machine jammed about 7 times.
We were told to take attendance by Jane but not given a class roster so I wasn't sure which students were supposed to be in my class.
I had planned a very short inspirational video to start the class with and my lesson plan was on the Internet which I couldn't access. About two minutes before school started I decided to throw out the lesson plan and go with the idea that for I ended the day and all of the students were still alive it would be a successful day.
I could not get the air to work in the classroom. I could get the air to turn on for five minutes and then it would shut off. After ten minutes of no fresh air and 30 stinky teens the room got so stuffy.
I'm not sure if the kids had any idea that my day was chaotic or not. Half of them were asleep.
The last thing befor leaving for the day was an email from the principle saying we were down custodians and our rooms would not get cleaned. The perfect ending to the perfect day.
Then my poor little guy comes with this list for homework.
He's pretty sure his teachers ganged up on him to torrure him.
Sunday, January 8, 2017
We had a small turnout today but got a lot done. There were four of us who stayed the whole three hours. Two of us worked on baby hats and got a dozen preemie hats complete with pompoms and the other two worked on quilt tops. Several more ladies came by to drop off finished quilts and blankets and to pick up supplies. Binky Sunday is a great day to connect with the others who are committed to helping kids and let's you feel appreciated for the work you are doing.