Friday, December 2, 2011

I have been...

Late fall was a busy time around here and therefore, I have not had the time, forethought, or just plain old energy to write anything here.
I have been

  • Planting Garlic (over 100 bulbs) You can never have enough garlic.  My mom helped plant garlic, and SHALLOTS in the days before Thanksgiving.  She kept calling them leaks...
  • Teaching Knitting (they all "got it" by the last day)
  • Knitting (I don't have pictures of the top secret projects I'm going to be working on until early morning Christmas due to a camera issue.)
  • Reading Harry Potter (W. is hooked)
  • Scouting out fencing classes (W's physical therapist recommended it as a sport for him)
  • Researching phonics curriculum (anyone know of a computer (non handwriting) based phonics/reading curriculum for a 1st grader?)
  • Preparing for Christmas
  • Teaching about Advent
  • Working (when a kid gets sick on my caseload, I have to make up the session which means less work on the day I work and more on other days...aka bummer.)
  • Trying to keep a crazy 3 year old (who fights naps like a pro) in line (She thinks she should be starting Kindergarten...I think she's too young, but she's finished most of the preschool type things already...) She keeps telling people "I'm starting Kindergarten soon!"  Please little girlie...stay little for a bit longer!
  • Trying to get a certain little boy to's a never ending struggle, but if he doesn't eat as soon as he wakes up he gets really grumpy...and mean...his idea of breakfast time is no sooner than 10 am (after waking at 6 am) and eating just a clementine orange.  Another trick we figured out is to give him a bedtime snack of protein and seems to make wake up a little more peaceful.
  • Figuring out the whole winter-chicken-water's been evolving over the years, and I hope to get it perfected this year.
  • Searching for the battery charger for the camera...I have a feeling the kindergarten wannabe hid it on me.  I finally broke down and bought one.  The camera store wanted $53 for it...I walked away...Amazon had it for just $10...I'm all for local stores, but that was where I draw the line in the sand.  
  • Just being...I think that is important sometimes too...
I hope you are all enjoying the buildup to Christmas...Please weigh in on any of the questions/craziness above.


  1. Have you by chance already looked into "hooked on phonics"? Not sure it's what you're wanting, but i helped my sister learn reading with that program (a very long time ago!)

    P.S. great list! Looks like you know just the way to spend your days ;)

  2. In my area planting garlic is prohibited. There is a legend saying that a garlic owner stole one of the Sapphire Rings from the emperor. Too Bad! People still respect the emperor!


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