bessie . alma

here i am grandma; can you see me?

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


here is my progress (somewhat stalled lately) on the little shrug i'm making abby. i am using sock wool and it's a little thicker than i thought it would be. oh well...

Friday, January 19, 2007

when we are sick

enough said? must run and administer more motrin.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

oh hi

i'm still here. i know that only a few people noticed i've been absent, but tara told me at christmas i need to write more in my blog. and she's right. it's just been so busy and stressful that i haven't had the energy, let alone the time. i do miss it, though, so i'll try again but make no promises to be regular in my posting. not much really seems to happen around here but nursing a sick child and trying to work in between, which has been a continual frustration. i was so lucky to be hired on in this district as a toc (sub) but i get maximum four days in and then daycare calls me because abby is sick. it's truly frustrating.

but, i'm taking an online course in working towards a diploma home economics. I need an edge to break into the continuing jobs- a specialty per se. being an elementary generalist has not gotten me far. home ec specialists are harder to come by apparently. this course is a textiles one, of course my last choice as i've done all of the textile analysis and pic-glass looking before, but it should be enjoyable and the sample book above will be a great resource. provided i ever get the samples all in and documented. holy cow it's taking me forever! in the summer i will have to get going on the foods courses to round out my knowledge. i'm finding some hard to actually apply myself even to this course. what has happened to my brain?

anyhow. that's that. i have been knitting a little- a shrug for the kiddo and trying to organize some stuff. here's a picture of my latest accomplishment. pretty cool, non?

that's my refridgerator and all of my spices in new magetic brushed tin canisters. love them and especially love that the basket of old spice jars it out of my cupboard freeing up much needed room. i also bought a new recycling bin and laundry basket. stuff paul says wasn't needed. i QUITE disagree. hee hee

so, i must be off for now. i'll try and post more often, tara. and hi stephanie! i'm sorry i've not emailed you back yet but i will!