rebirth of the blog

so it's been years. i've knit miles. i do more now. maybe it's time to resurrect this under a new banner?

knitting projects are more fully described on ravelry, so just follow the links!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

still no wifi for ipads

just phones. still.  and my last post is trapped in the publishing netherworld, maybe it will post itself when i get to a real place.  i'll take a picture again in case it doesn't.

that's dana up there now.  mary ellen's blonde head in the lower left.

so here we are at USF.  performance is about to start, i think. puppets.  
Katie (kd?) adams.  shadow puppets.

oh god, happy voice...

meanwhile, diana osted this gif this morning, do gifs work here?

no.  the camera flashes, is all. oh well.

god, this is not one of the better performances.  two yesrs ago we had a great rgami storyteller and  brought her to my school where they lved her. last year was okay, but no really applicable to my curriculum.  this year.... not so much...
i think my kids would tear this woman up.
oh well, i really nly come for dana anyway. and if i sit here all day i get inservice points.

the thing is, quality is key.  this ain't quality. i am

what's to talk about... i have to ffure out about the heloc today, over at the credit union.  i think i should just go ahead and get the roof done before november, or at least get the cash in place, but we'll se...

i have tomorrow in the classrom go get prepared, and friday and Monday afternoons..... i'm really trying to take thngs easy and whever i get an anxietymaking thought to just release it. i'm old. no more strivng; it wll work out.

i need to shop for my swap ackage. thought i'd look at cacciatore, see if they have some great indigenous kitcheny things. and some coffee beans, maybe from naviera...?

i think this is the first year i haven't brought knitting. a mistake.

i feel sorry for the new peop,e, they must think this is it.  

okay, i went out in the lobby, couldn't stand it anymore.  i w  as not alone.

actually, that's after they took a break, whereupon i went back in

i don't think i've seen more than half a dozen familiar faces.  that much new hiring?  at least i guess that's good for my senority, whatever that's worth.  ten years. sigh.

back agIn...

 with haea. i'm thking maybe i won't join this year, the price has gone up and i really don't participate. they just had haea members all stand jst as i was writing that, must have been listening.  oh, an we're supposed to include it in our evaluations, i guess i should just pony up.

now dana.  this is really the only thing i come to these for.

they combined art and msic at desoto??

28 new hires this year!  225 total; 136 elementary, 36 middle, 54 high
elementary prioryity exhibitions: young@art, faf


no elementary budget increase approvedqqq

back in the sadle...

at professional study day at usf. all day.  wally, the arts dean when i was here and the arts dean still, announces they're finally partnering with mass com to offer digital and design, which i was asking for when i was here.  i was here some 25 years ago.

it's going to be that kind of day.

this hall wasn't here then, or not in this form.  still no universal wifi  don't think, let me check.

well, pRtially, anyway. i wonder what i can get...

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Sunday, August 02, 2015

autumn comes

and a week from tonight we'll all be back in the real world.

gonna hafta work on that real world stuff.  make it realer....

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

so successful, i don't even want to block it!

i spread it across me and immediately swarmed the bees! stung me on the toe!

stretches out as 54" across.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

end of summer...

is coming. i still have another ten days, but the shawl is (nearly--the light failed before i could finish that last little corner) finished.

i've sourced and started my next project, at last a fair isle cardigan in about one-third shetland and as many colors as i can fit into this (to me) unfamiliar color pallette.
lot's to study first, i think.

what's left in these last ten days, then, is working on a coiffure and details for her, and processing and spinning my fleece! saving the cats for winter, i suppose.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

i hit the wall

took nearly four weeks, but i've finally hit the wall on flow. went into town today to wander around, see what i've missed.  sleep schedule all out of whack, too much food bought iin boredom, i'm taking a day off--i still have two weeks+ left!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015


finally got out, spending money. can't seem to find a pot to bake the bread in!  stopped for lunch--blue mountain was closed, but brothers bacon cheeseburger with homemade chips turned out to be the same!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


lfabulous rainy day.

first loaf.

eaten at lunch with avocado/rotel. othewise, reading jack finney and the everpresent nap...

Monday, June 29, 2015

the real day one

...but still exhausted. got out to ingles (rigorously limiting myself to doing just one thing) and stocked up on some sixty bucks worth of staples for the month.  making pork with beans and greens and working on reviving the starter.  other than that, i'm still wiped. a nap in the afternoon, with a crombie mystery on audio.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

home again, home again...

i finally got myself back up to brigadoon, and on the dsy i'aglways intended to.  i really, really couldn't imagine myself driving, but drive i did, straight through, and got here right at 6pm. didn't even unlad the car, just bringing down the things i absolutely thought i'd need this evening.  couldn't post to fb, as the ipad had run out of battery for some reason ( i must have forgotten to turn it of  while audiobooking...)

only had a few moments to say hi to michael and randy before my frozen pizza was ready. i ate some of it, and a lot of water, and  plugged in all the electronics, and here i am. i'm too tired even to knit.  showered, and now sleep, lulled by the audiobook and benadryl.  zzzzzzz

Tuesday, January 01, 2013


rained all day new years day.


i stayed in the cabin and made hoppin john* and savory bread, trying to determine how i’m going to use up all the food i have before i leave on saturday.


*and oh man, was it good!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

a light dusting


video is here...

another walk in winter

this has been a restful vacation at least, a real cocooning. i took a bunch of pictures on a beautiful winter sunday afternoon, and they make a lovely slide show.