Saturday, November 1, 2014

goodbye miss raven...

miss raven crossed Rainbow Bridge on Tuesday, October 28, at 4:50pm.  I am devastated at the loss of my sweet girl, my best friend.

I love you, raven, forever and always, to the moon and back, bunches and bunches and some more after that.  You will always be in my heart.  You were the very best thing to ever happen to me and I never, not for even one second, regretted my decision to bring you home.  I rescued you and you rescued me, too.  I don't know what I am going to do without you but I am so happy you are not in pain any more.  I miss you so, so much and I beg God every night to let me see you again in Heaven.

Rest in peace, babygirl

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Three down, two to go...

Happy Wednesday!

Or, as Geico likes to say...



I'm eagerly looking forward to this weekend for a few reasons:

  2. Knit group on Saturday!
  3. See #1
Other than knit group, I really don't have any plans.  I will be taking down my Christmas tree and decorations.  Don't judge.  I like to enjoy the holiday.  ;)  I also plan on parking my stationary bike smack in the middle of my living room so that it can guilt me in to using it.  I must get to the post office because I still haven't mailed my nephew's birthday present.  His birthday was the 10th.  Auntie fail.  :(

I'm working on a new pair of socks.  I'm so totally in love with them.  I can't wait robe done with them so that I can wear the heck out of them.  :)

I hope you had a great day!  Only 2 more days until the weekend!


Friday, January 10, 2014

The week of forever...

So I went back to work on Monday.

Just this past Monday.

We had Tuesday off due to extreme cold.  Yes, we are wimpy here.  And we are proud of it thankyouverymuch.

Today is Friday and I have to tell you, this week has felt like it lasted FOREVER.  Last night I was actually trying to remember if I actually had a vacation.


It rained all day today and it's supposed to rain ALL weekend.  I miss summer.  A lot.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to build an ark.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Oh Summer, where are you...

Well, we are home again today.

It is OMG cold outside.  When I let miss raven out early this morning she went faster than I ever thought she could.  She was off and back on the porch in less than two minutes.  Since then we have been snuggled on the couch together under the heated blanket and in front of the space heater.

We are not made for cold, she and I.

The weather is deceptive.  Sitting inside it looks bright and sunshiny and WARM outside.

Don't believe it.

The weather is a liar.

It's supposed to be close to 60 on Sunday.  I think we will all feel like we are in Maui.

And then the temperature is going back down.

Fickle winter.  I hate you.

On the bright side, I have been doing a great deal of knitting today.  Kinda makes up for the ZERO amount of knitting I did on vacation because of the cold.  It's nice to be back in the groove.

Hope you're warm, wherever you are!


Monday, January 6, 2014

Back to life, back to reality...

I went back to work today.

It was good; pretty much what I expected.  I was glad to see the kiddos and they were eager to share with me what they got for Christmas.  I was pleasantly surprised when they sat quietly and listened to my vacation story before they got to tell their own.  There's hope for them yet.  ;)

I have been sick for quite a while now.  This cold doesn't seem to want to leave.  I'm still slightly congested and I can't seem to get rid of this infernal cough.  It's both frustrating and very tiring.

It seems like we might end up with a day off tomorrow.  The weather here, like most of the country, is turning bitterly cold and since a good portion of our student body has to travel outside to get from one class to the next, our administration is leaning toward closing.  I have to tell you that honestly, I would more than welcome the extra day to rest.  It's amazing how tiring being sick can make you.  I went out for a little bit yesterday and, having not been out of the house for almost a week, I was exhausted by the time I got home.  An extra day of rest is very appealing.

Stay warm, wherever you are!  miss raven and I will be snuggling under the electric blanket and doing our best to keep toasty!


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!!!

So, last year I said that I wanted to accomplish three things:

1.  Be a better blogger
2.  Make healthier choices
3.  Try something new

I tried sushi.

One outta three ain't bad, right?!


So, this year I think I will keep the same goals.  And perhaps I will do better.

🎉Happy New Year!🎉

Friday, November 8, 2013

Is anyone still out there??

I wouldn't be surprised if there wasn't.


Well, hello.

It's been over a month again and I find myself wondering how I turned into *that* blogger.

You know.

The one who only blogs once every 157 million years.

Or once a month.


Things are going ok.  School is fine.  The weather is cold.  miss raven is as cute and snuggly as ever.  I'm still knitting.  And I'm still not eating very healthy.  Or exercising.


I hurt my ankle on Wednesday.  Pretty badly.  I did the same thing about ten years ago, but back then it was much, much worse.  Thankfully, although quite painful, this time wasn't nearly as bad.  No need to visit the hospital or even the doctor.  Just some ice, ibuprofen, and good friends who let me borrow crutches and an air cast.

I have a long weekend ahead of me and I am so happy.  It's hard to believe that in just a few weeks Thanksgiving will be here and then after that, Christmas.  Where did this year go??

School is going well.  I am enjoying this class but I must admit, I miss my class from the last two years.  I know I said it before but I really, really miss them.  I am always so happy when they stop by to see me in the morning or after school.  It always brightens my day.

I am teaching this year's crop of students how to crochet.  As is usual, some of them have really taken to it.  I don't know if they will end up as advanced as last year's class but it will be interesting to see how they develop.

That's all for now.  My ankle is getting sore and I am in need of more coffee.  I promise to try to be back soon.  I have pictures of knitting to share.