Obviously someone here isn’t taking this blogging business seriously. Posts have been sporadic at best. No excuses, we’re all busy.
Today I’m home recuperating following an exciting day at work yesterday that included a trip to the e.r. Nothing serious, just lost consciousness and had low BP from dehydration. As usual there’s something going around at the school and the little darlings shared their germs. Whatever this particular bug was, it hit fast. I dashed from the classroom in a hurry because I didn’t want to traumatize the first graders by vomiting in their presence. I didn’t even have time to tell the teacher where I was going. My coat, cell-phone, etc. were left behind so she thought I was just taking a break… apparently a very long break. The wonderful ladies in our front office found me on the bathroom floor and took care of everything. They contacted my boss, the abandoned teacher, my DH and the fire department. Darn it, I didn’t even get to check out the EMTs. A little oxygen, with an I.V. put everything to rights though and bloodwork revealed nothing more than an elevated white cell count. No concerns, but the entire incident was very EMBARRASSING! To top it all off, once home I used my DH’s phone to call my boss, who asked me if I was “Wanting a little attention.” She also asked why I didn’t answer her phone calls. Oops, my phone was still back in the classroom. I’m not sure if she was joking about wanting attention part though… I hope so.
This past weekend I finally finished a pair of socks that lingered far too long on the needles. They were for a co-worker.
A2 dyed yarn for a science fair experiment. It’s the old standby of comparing alum to vinegar as a mordant for the dyes to see which works best.
She chose the colorways. Two of each colorway were dyed using the different mordants. As a result we have two pairs of identical skeins, with hue and saturation variations due to the different mordants.
The colors are not very true in the picture above because they were taken at night with very little light other than the flash.. Here’s a close up that’s pretty much spot on (on my monitor)
She named them “Island of the Blue Dolphin” and “Spring Iris”. She’s already asked for a shawl made from the dolphin yarn.
Her findings with the experiment were that alum resulted in brighter colors, but the yarn was scratchier. There were some other observations as well.
Tonight A1 has cheerleading try-outs. She’ll be a Freshman next year. There are about 40 (I was corrected and told that there were 45) girls trying out, many of them upper classmen, who will probably stand a better chance just due to age. Frankly, I’d rather cut off a digit than get up and perform in front of people. Her poise and self-confidence never cease to amaze me.
Not much else happening. So far the weather this spring has consisted mostly of rain and wind, with only little bits of blue sky thrown in as teasers. Thus, I was surprised to see radishes sprouting and baby apples crowding the tree branches.
Happy Wednesday everyone. Cheers!