Monday, October 16, 2006

On the needles

I'm knitting again. Finally.

I am 3/4 of the way done with Little Slip in soft blue/chocolate brown.

I started a scarf tonight, several times actually, with beautiful Manos Wildflowers. I've never used Manos before and I'm liking it a LOT!

Pics later

Thank God for cold weather huh?

Thursday, October 12, 2006

I volunteered at our local March of Dimes Chef's Auction last night.

I realized that despite what we went through when Grant was born, we are blessed....SO have a healthy son.

The ambassador family there tonight. I talked to the mom for a while. They have a daughter, Annie who is 22 months, only 3 months younger than Grant. She was born less than a week earlier than Grant (he was 9 week early, she was 10). She had a brain bleed common in preemies. She too was flown to Iowa City. She was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. (Grant was though to have it but did not) She has developmental delays including Cerebal Palsy and physical issues. She is learing to walk with a walker.

I was completely blown away by the similarities in stories but the dramatically different outcomes. I just can't even describe how that hit me, I teared up thinking about it.

Our Grant truly is a MIRACLE

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Tainted Love

It's 8:15 am Saturday morning. I've been sitting at Panera for about an hour. I'm supposed to be taking noted over the chapers assigned to me for this week's class. I tried. No really, I did. I opened the book, I opened a word document. I even typed some things. But then I realized that I just can't do it this morning. I. Just. Can't.

What I really want to do today is ditch the class and take the boy to the pumpkin patch. Wouldn't a pumpkin patch on a crisp fall day be much better than trying to follow along with a scatterbrained professor? I think so. I am looking out the window at the brilliant sunlight and thinking "yes, yes it would."

He was babbling when I left this morning. I got up early, as usual on class saturdays. I tried to be quiet. As I was getting ready, I heard him.

Mommy? Daddy? Campbell? (umm....he's not here honey) Mu gic....Beatles.....Dust Dust Dust

I wanted to go in and get him. He's so happy in the mornings. He hugs me and asks for music, if I put Tainted Love on, he sings along

taint love
bomp bomp bomp
woah woah
taint love
bomp bomp bomp

But I know that Daddy will take care of him. He adores his father. The feeling is mutual.

And I know that tomorrow will be fine for finding a pumpkin patch. Or even next week.
I know that I need to go to class. I need to learn so that I can be a better teacher, so I can help other kids who need help. I want to advance and have secure future. I want to get my master's so I can earn more to be able to give him more. Funny how that works huh?

Thursday, October 05, 2006


I have survived this last big push. I mailed off the work for my class today at 4pm for delivery by noon tomorrow. WHEW

I missed SnB tonight b/c Jeff was sick and I had to work on schoolwork. Next week I am volunteering at the March of Dimes Chef's Auction. I'm looking forward to it, but it means no knitting that night...BOOO

and a little pic for ya from almost a year ago....

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Would you like to see what makes me smile?

Yes, I know I should be working on my school work. I'm getting to it though, I promise.

I came home from school with a horrible headache and very tired. I lay on the couch and Grant even tried to bring me a "banky" to "laydown Mommy." SIGH...I love this boy!

Ps. I think he would have done the schoolwork for me if he could, don't you?


Do you ever have one of those days~ no make that one of those weeks~ where you just want to crawl back in bed? It's shaping up to be one of those weeks.

It's hot, too hot for October. We are supposed to be loving the change in weather now, embracing the cool crisp air. Instead, we are sweating in 85+ heat! UGH! It makes me tired, it makes my students cranky. It's not good.

In addition to the lovely weather, I continue to be completely overwhelmed with work for my classes. I received a phone call friday to tell me that I needed to complete and submit work for my ESL practicum by FRIDAY! Am I working on it? No, I'm so overwhelmed that I feel like I have no idea where to start. So tonight will be spent making the best of it. I have decided that I am not going to kill myself trying to get a great grade. I'm going for a C. YES...a C. No one looks at the actual grade when deciding if I am certified, it's only if I PASSED that counts.

off to the land of mediocre for me...right? BLECH