Friday, September 5, 2008

the first bad note home

Well, I don't think it will be the last one unfortunately, but my youngest got his first 'note home' today. He was playing on the playground with a little girl and they were pretending to be animals. She was a tiger and he was a dog. She didn't believe he was a dog so he hit her in the face. His story was that she scratched him first, but as a teacher I can verify that we never catch the first child. When I picked him up, I made him apologize and then they hugged and everything was forgiven. Maybe this is his first little girlfriend?

I'm so glad it is Friday. I have many plans for the weekend. I am hoping to get a quilt made for the librarian's grandson. He was born 8 weeks premature. His mother has cervical cancer and they had to take the baby early so they can begin cancer treatment. He is doing very well and is already 4 pounds and 17 inches long. That is one long, skinny baby!

I'm also hoping to work on some more preemie baby dolls for my online charity crafting group. I'm so far behind on those and really need to get a couple done this weekend. The kids have a few activities planned as well so I will be running them around.

I would also like to make a quilt by Tuesday for the family of a local congressman who was shot and killed last week. He was only 22 years old and was really making a difference in the community. His platform was taking a stand against gangs and violence. The police aren't sure who the shooter is yet, but they have hundreds of police searching for the gunman.

You can hear about the councilman here:

or go to
and type in Matt Garcia in the search box and read the articles about the concilman who changed the city for the better.

1 comment:

Carol E. said...

Ohhhh, I'm so sad about Matt Garcia's death. This world is so upside down. My son is exactly that age.. born in 1986. I can only imagine his parents' agony. I'm glad you are planning to make them a quilt.