Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A quote for the evening...

"... I could go skinny dipping in his eyes."

A quote in reference to Cameron Mathison on Dancing With The Stars. He is a cutie, I must admit! :)

Thursday, September 20, 2007


I just (finally!) got around to looking at the fall issue of Knitty. (of course, all of this time should have been spent writing lesson plans, of course...)

I am in love with this:How amazingly cute is that? I want it. I want to make it.

...and I find it is designed by a woman in NYC who sells patterns for lots of cute little knitted friends... and there are even some that are free! (whee!) Go and see them on her website! Tres cute. I want to make them all. :)

Sunday, September 16, 2007

so domestic

Things I've done today:
-wake up
-make breakfast (omlet, toast, coffee)
-read the paper a little
-put in laundry (the first of five loads)
-get dressed
-drive to church
-schmooze after church
-pick apples by Matt's new house
-check out some of the outbuildings on the property
-chat with Matt
-drive home
-continue with laundry (this takes a considerable amount of time)
-make roasted tomato soup from the tomatoes given to me at church
-make chunky applesauce with some of the apples
-check email
-eat some apples
-sign up with Facebook
-procrastinate some more
-eat some Mallomars (oh joy - they have returned!)
-organize lesson plans

(the last one will begin when I finish this post. I have been putting it off. not good. )

... but I have been quite domestic and productive, no?

Thursday, September 13, 2007

A little bit of anarchy, but not the hurting kind...

I don't know about the rest of you, but I relate to the lyrics of song really well. Being a perfectionist and a people-pleaser I often feel like I am doing things for someone else and that I have to over-think it all through - including the possible scenarios that could follow - before I can begin. Is the overarching theme something to aspire to all of the time? No, and the song doesn't say that. But every once in a while, you need to stop and just let go, and that is so hard.... and so appealing... to someone like me.

Consequence Free
- Great Big Sea

Wouldn’t it be great, if no one ever got offended
Wouldn’t it be great to say what’s really on your mind
I have always said ‘all the rules are made for bending’
And if I let my hair down, would that be such a crime?

I wanna be consequence free
I wanna be where nothing needs to matter
I wanna be consequence free
just sing Na Na Na Na Na Ne Na Na Na

I could really use, to lose my Catholic conscience
Cuz I’m getting sick of feeling guilty all the time
I won’t abuse it, Yeah I’ve got the best intentions
For a little bit of anarchy but not the hurting kind


I couldn’t sleep at all last night
cause I had so much on my mind
I’d like to leave it all behind,
but you know it’s not that easy


Wouldn’t it be great, if the band just never ended
We could stay out late and we would never hear last call
We wouldn’t need to worry about approval or permission,
we could — slip off the edge and never worry about the fall


(Note: this is post # 501!! I didn't realize that I'd made that many. I guess I started and just couldn't shut up!)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


1. I love air conditioning.
2. I hate humidity.
3. Working at a job with no air conditioning completely bites.

One bright spot in a soggy day:
I have had a lot of students noticing that I have a new haircut... but one girl today took the cake. She told me I looked like a rockstar.

... I desperately needed that today.

Thursday, September 06, 2007


I am buried under mountains of to-do lists and my head is fuzzy from all of the faces and places and paperwork and whatnot - some of which I still have yet to experience! You might not hear from me for a while... so much to do and the remnants of a summer mindset to internally argue with. Ah, September rears her ugly head.

Don't get me wrong, my job is good once everything settles down. It's just the chaos until then that makes me a little batty!