Monday, August 28, 2006

Return on the Nonsense

Wow! It has been so long. Funny how life gets in the way of things. For now this will be a quick update on me. There will be no pictures as my camera was lost in the mess of my life until today.

Start off with some good news. (Well I guess there is a lot of good news) My dad is home from the hospital. He has been for about a week now. He is healing so well. You wouldn't even know it to see his face that it had been burnt. The nurse still comes to see him every day to change the bandages and he goes back to the hospital once a week to have a once over. But he is in good spirits and quickly on the mend.

Secondly. I have a different job. I am teaching grade one now instead of kindergarten. The switch was made to a new school and new grade so I have been there the last few days trying to get things organized. So it will be a busy week getting all of that stuff sorted and then prep for school starting next week.

The basement in my house is a disaster because I have been trying to organized all the school stuff in my home. (hence the lost camera) That is slowly making it's way back to rights as well.

I have been knitting. The sample scarf for the Knitter's Fair where I will be showing my support for Connie at Pick up Sticks. Also I have been knitting the baby sleeper for my bf's friend. The baby was a week late and I do not have all the details yet but I was starting to convince myself the baby was waiting for me to finish it's present. Hopefully the next few days will do the trick.

Now off to bed to knit a bit and then do it all again tomorrow.

Monday, August 14, 2006

When it rains it pours

I am going to stop appologizing (and to myself aswell) for not posting. Life happens and we all go through little ups and downs. Sometimes the downs like to stick close together so you think the ups are over. Not so!!

There have been a swarm of downs in my family and in families close to me lately and this week was no exception.

My father was in an accident at work and was badly burnt. They were lighting some of the brush they had cleared doing landscaping. They have a fire pit and have done this many times in the past. This time was the time I guess and the fire came back at my dad. He is badly burnt on the right side of his body. The fire didn't burn his close but did seem to like the exposed skin on his right side. His face is blistered and the skin is gone from his right arm and a portion of his right leg. He is fine!!! Things could have been so much worse but it was still very scary.

He is still at the Sunnybrook Hospital in their burn wing. I would just like to say thank you to all of the staff there. I am glad he is there because I know he is getting the best care he could. My dad says "They sure know what their doing here".

I am very busy right now getting ready for school and still working and visiting my dad. I'm starting to stress about getting back to school because there is still so much to be done and there will always be something to do. Busy busy.

P.S. the 40 min drive to the hospital is good knitting time. I haven't knit in my dad's room because I'm not sure it's ok. You have to wear a gown over your close and gloves on your hands while you visit him and if you leave the room you have to change and put on fresh ones. But we have taken dad food and stuff so I'm not sure what the rules are.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

School is in the air

I can't believe how fast the summer is going. So much to do and not so much time to do it before september. I have two friends having babies, in September or sooner, that need gifts and my special project for Connie is coming along. That is as far as my knitting goes. I'm a bad Trek-along-er with only one sock finished and no trekking done with it. I have not finished Charlotte's web even though I am so close (and so close to running out of my final colour).

Then this weekend we ripped apart my corner of the basement. My stuff is everywhere. My furnature is moved and now everything that was stored in this corner needs to be organized and put back into the same corner. I want that done this week so next week I can start getting ready for the beginning of school. But man do I have a lot of sh...stuff.

This week I'm at a workshop all week so I will be car pooling to work with my mom. Should be fun and interesting.

I hope everyone had a great long weekend.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Busy Busy

I can not believe how busy this week has been. I tried to fit in doctors appointments and check-ups and things before school starts again. Plus I have been trying to fit going to the gym into my schedule everyday. Suddenly before I know it the day is over and I have to get to work.

Today I meet with my personal trainer again. The first meeting was setting some goals and getting my stats together. Some of those numbers are a little scary let me tell you. So I am curious as to what is in store for me today.

Also today in the mail I got this. (Sorry about the picture quality my camera doesn't seem to like me today.)

That is exciting. I was just thinking there should be a new issue soon and then the mail man came (and I can say that because he is a man)

On the front of this issue one of the headlines is "The Joy of Socks" I knew right away I would like this issue. There are some article aobut socks and knitting socks throughout history. I haven't read the articles yet but I am looking forward to it and there are quite a few cute sock patterns to try. (This pick you reallly can't see very well so you will have to look at the magazine yourself I'm sorry)

Also this weekend my office is being attacked. There is no storage left so things keep accumulating onto the floor. My family has bought me more shelves. Yippeee. But now we need to clear space for them. I have a secret hope that I can make this space more livable and not so much a corner of the unfinished basement to store my stuff in.

Hopefully the long weekend will give me some more time to knit. More as in more than a few rows before I go to sleep and a few before I start to run out the door to wherever I have to be.