YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO SPEAK UP! Pardon me, I’m still a little deef following an afternoon in the elementary music room. It’s been 24 years since playing a clarinet in band and I’ve NEVER been able to sing. All in all though it was fun and the students were very well-behaved. At one point several 5th grade boys decided that rather than play along that they would rather sit and scoff at the others. My remedy to this small problem was to call them up front to conduct the class and “help” their classmates through the songs. It worked like a charm. Cockiness faded quickly and they gladly resumed their seats to rejoin the general cacophony. I may not be smarter than a 5th Grader, but I’m older and more cantankerous than one!
Yesterday I was the lucky recipient of several heartfelt gifts. Our young kitty, Bonny, bestowed me with a very large mouse and a wee little house finch. Both were discovered on the deck outside of our bedroom by my middle daughter. Bonny was very proud of the offerings (no pictures taken) so A2 distracted her with praise and pets while I disposed of the carrion. At least these were dead. Many who room with kitties are treated to rodents, fowl or reptiles who are merely maimed or stunned, leaving their owners to play executioner. Been there, done that. Eeek!
Tonight I’m working on experimental knitting. The yarn is some Louet Gems in a lovely eggplant color. I will not divulge plans for fear of jinxing the entire project. Cheers!