Good morning! As dear Cindy so reliably reminds us, today is FRIDAY! Today’s agenda includes making two more batches of blackberry jelly, canning pears, baking cookies and a variety of other domestic tasks. Filling the pantry and freezer is satisfying.
Yesterday was a para-educator training session. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing co-workers and catching up on their lives. The extremely concise and informative briefing will require several days of processing as my feeble brain tries to apply what we learned to possible scenarios and strategies for the students I’ll work with this year. There was one disappointment, but I’m hopeful that environmental and policy changes will alleviate my concerns. I’m thankful to have a job and hopeful that I can provide a positive influence.
Right now several friends of mine have terrible, out of their control, no fault of their own things happening that just plain suck. Not being able to solve the problems or help them is very frustrating.
Last night I pulled out my treasured Cabin Cove Kaliedoscope Silk yarn and cast on a small shawl. I had about 4 inches of a feather and fan pattern going but I frogged that. This yarn is a delight to work with, but so far I’ve not found the perfect pattern to best show off the wonderful colors to their best advantage.
A3 woke up early this morning to work on her ferris wheel that she’s building with her erector set. She has Asperger’s Syndrome, along with her ADHD, and when she becomes focused on a project it’s hard to tempt her away for trivial things like food, sleep, etc. Being at the beck and call of my own stomach and physical needs I find this behavior alarming, even though it’s typical for those with this disorder. She’s a smart and determined little thing.
At some point today I need to dart down to the post office. Roxy has agreed to give the handicapped yarn a forever home. I also need to drop off paperwork at one of the girl’s schools and take A1 to volleyball pract ice. Definitely a busy day. Hope everyone enjoys their weekend.