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Archive for January 2011

Twitter Updates for 2011-01-15

  • ohmygosh a BEE buzzing around my kitchen. Hello , mr. bee, it's winter? what's up? (I think he's DRUNK) #
  • sweater idea. #

Twitter Updates for 2011-01-12

  • taxes: done. next up: report cards. #
  • going to have an audiobook/knitting kind of evening. no sign of the snowpocolypse. #

Problem Solved?

Bar Mitzvah Studies Take to the Web – NYTimes.com.

I found this article today about online tutoring for Bar Mitzvah studies. We’re looking at under two years until we¬†hope to celebrate Sam’s. (Really??) What to do, for a family who is not affiliated with a synagogue? There has never been a synagogue experience that clicked for our family. So this article has some ideas that we can explore as we stand firmly outside the box and get the brainstorming engine fired up.

Anyone have any alternative B’nai Mitzvah stories to share?

eeyore-type update

I knit two very cute hats this weekend, but I’m too crabby to post pictures of them right now. Saturday was lovely as I threw myself into the knitting, but Sunday was not so fun as I paid the price for all the¬†not doing laundry or cleaning up¬†around the¬† house¬†and such.

I thought if Saturday was rest and energize day and Sunday was get to work day, that would be a good balance. Except Sunday rolled around and I still wasn’t quite getting in the groove. And the world being a sad, sad place is so draining, you know? So that’s why I haven’t finished my taxes yet.

 

Ok, there’s one hat picture.

And there’s another really bad iphone picture. The hat looks much better in person.

Did I mention my husband has been sick for a week? I am pretty sure he’ll cave and take the antibiotics before his hearing is fully compromised and his red eyes start shooting lasers at people. Probably.

These are not very important or even intersting complaints, so you proably are best off ignoring them so as not to encourage me to write more whiny posts in the future.

Twitter Updates for 2011-01-10

  • sad to hear of the death of Debbie Friedman. She will live on in her music. #
  • two coffees and still can't seem to get organized today. #

Twitter Updates for 2011-01-09

  • teach 11 y.o. son to make mama a latte: good or bad idea? discuss. #

scott made a fabulous sledding video

Twitter Updates for 2011-01-05

  • Sick husband. Boooooooo #

New Year Ho!

Let’s get to it, then, shall we?

This year is going to be busy if the vacation preceeding the year is any indication. We had a fantastic time in Portland, I finished an unprecedented number of knitted items and I sold a knitting pattern to Shibui Knits.

Today I spent about nine hours in my classroom getting back up to speed. And tonight I completed the Shibui sample and cast on a swatch for my Rectangular Ulmus. Or Ulmus Rectangle whatever you want to call it. It’s another Kirstin Kapur pattern. She says to block your swatch, and let me tell you, I am following her directions on that one. No more twelve foot long scarves, thanks.

And now for an early bedtime so I can wake up in the morning! Haven’t been out of bed at 6am in a looooong time. It’s not going to be easy.

Twitter Updates for 2011-01-03

  • ok! all settled into my classroom and ready to Get Right To Work! But uh… hm. I'm kinda, ah, hungry. #