Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I'm waiting for apple to create a teleportation app. I think it would be perfect for many people, especially me. I wouldn't waste all of this time in the car driving from one place to another. Then wait to see the student. Touch the icon and zip, I would be at my next spot. If there was extra time, I could zip over to friends houses for a quick visit.... then back to work.....I haven't decided if I would wait a bit to see if they had all of the kinks worked out, I might be part of the pilot program.....

On other fronts, I got a really nice apron for my heart swap item from Irina. It is a beautiful linen plaid. I don't have a picture because I can't get my camera to take any pictures that aren't close up. The shutter won't even engage when I try to take a picture that isn't within 4 feet. It will work on manual, but not automatic. Any suggestions??? I tried to set it back to factory presets, but couldn't get it to work....

I also completed some knitted newborn hats and table runner - no pictures though because I am a bit p*&sed at my digital slr camera right now and am refusing to take close up pictures too JUST out of principle!

I know, I know...let it go Kari....it's really not worth it...seriously...it's not...breathe....breathe....

Oh the picture up top? It's from our vacation in Rapid City, SD. It was a cool little hobby shop for "boys". Lots of remote control vehicles and train sets. I really liked the sign.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Oh well.....

My day has been kind of topsy turvy today. When I woke up I had one plan and it has been changing about every 30 minutes. It will probably change before I finish this post.

So here was my first plan...Today when I arrived at my first school, I was going to go for a walk. I already knew that the first student I was to see was absent. Yesterday one of my co-workers told me about this 2 mile walk that she and another lady do during their lunch time. Ahh, I thought to myself. I can get my exercise in and be ready to see the second student I see in that building. I was HOWEVER 6.5 miles from home when my cell phone rang. Ian had lost part of a filling, would I please come to school and check it out. On my way back home to check on the oldest, I got a phone call from  a different person and she told me that I didn't need to come to that school at all because the student I was supposed to see was testing.

Ohhh, my mind went wild with delight. What you may not realize is that not going to that school saves me about a 210 mile round trip and a half day of travel and teaching. I had PLANS! I was going to take Ian to the dentist, go to the bank, take a walk, then get supper started so that we wouldn't have an excuse not to go to karate tonight! Of course, I had all of this figured out before I took the off-ramp to our town.

I arrived at school and saw the tooth and immediately called the dentist. It was a huge hunk of filling. I was disconnected and when they called back they wanted to know what tooth it was - didn't ask that - had to hang up and walk down to the classroom where my son was messing around with a giant globe while others watched him. Found out which tooth, called them back and was on hold for 15 minutes. When they finally got back to me, they told me that he couldn't be seen until Monday at 10:15. My mind was yelling,"What??? I have plans!!!" My mouth said,"Monday at 10:15? Ok." So, I went back inside to tell Ian (did I mention that I had to stand outside for that time on hold because there is no cell reception in the school? It was 36 degrees.) and he was upset because he thought he wasn't going to be able to eat tacos today at lunch. "No problem with the tacos, just don't eat anything sticky. NO gum or jelly candies!"

So I decided to go to the office.....and here I am until I get into my car in a few minutes and drive to my afternoon school.

Lucky for me it's a nice day for a drive!

Have a good day everybody.


My leather thimble is missing. It looks like this - the natural fit one. It is a size medium and broke in to fit the naughty finger on my left hand. IF you find it or come across it somewhere, please let me know. I really don't like the rubber or metal one that I have to use right now.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

::reality check::

Eating corn on the cob is even MORE delicious when you have to work a little harder.....

especially when you don't have any front teeth!

Wordless Wednesday