Thursday, October 26, 2006

The end is in site.

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I really wanted to finish this stocking tonight, but I kept falling asleep. It is very late, or very early, depending on how you see things, and I won't be finishing this tonight. But it will get done within the next 24 hours.... I hope. This acrylic, coupled with the tight gauge, is killing my arthritic hands and wrists. I am ready to knit with some good wool, or alpaca, or any other natural fiber.

Benjamin had his first band concert of the year tonight. They sounded really good. He is having a hard time with band, or should I say with the band director. I am really hoping we can work through this. I know my son is not perfect, and 12 is a hard age, anyway I think it is, but I really think this guy needs to be teaching at a college level. He has no patience with the kids and so many of them quit after one year with him. It is such a shame. Benjamin loved the first year of band, and actually looked forward to it... a different director, of course.

Now, on to some fun stuff. I love a contest, any kind. It doesn't matter to me if I win or not, I just love them, always have. Javajem-knits is celebrating her 100th post. She has asked a few questions that need to be answered for the contest.

1. Since it is my 100th blog contest – If you have a blog – how many entries have you made?
I think this will be 55, I hope that is right.

2.What is the first thing you notice about a person when you meet them for the first time
The first thing is their eyes, and if they look at you when they talk to you.

3.What are you currently reading? And what is your favorite book of all time?
I am reading "Marker" by Robin Cook. Favorite book: hhhmmm, so many to choose from. I would have to say "To Kill A Mockingbird," "Jane Eyre" is a very close second.

4. What is furthest you have ever traveled from home?
I was born in Germany, I have lived in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and in Indiana, ( I was an Army brat) So I guess it depends on which home. As a married adult, it would be Florida. But I really want to go to Australia and New Zealand, Ireland, and Europe.

5. I am sure everyone has some knitted project that they just can’t seem to get around to starting. I know I have several. What is it something you would like to knit “One day”?(I would also like to add a challenge to these questions. Everyone who actually finishes their personal “One day” project before SP9 is over (January 31st 2007) will be entered to win a skein of some yummy yarn!. So let “one day” be today! I will post again when SP9 is almost over and ask to see pictures) 6.
My "one day" project is the "Must Have Sweater" I love that sweater, I don't know why I haven't knit it.

6.And finally – since it is October - what are you going to be for Halloween
I usually sit on the front porch and knit socks as I pass out candy, the little ones are always intrigued by it. Sooo, I am going as the neighborhood knitter.

What are you waiting for , go enter the contest, I am going to bed.


Helen said...

If you do make it to Australia Monica you must come and visit us.

I've been to three of the places you lived at. Pensilvania, Ohio and Florida. And I have to say that I loved Pensilvania and Ohio the most. I also visited New York which I also liked a lot but we were only there for a couple of days.

Karen said...

I can't wait for you to be done with the stocking, I know how much pain (mentally and physically) it is causing you. We are too funny, how much we have in common!

Diane said...

I just made a hat out of red heart acrylic and the only thing that got me through it was knowing you were using the same yarn and hated it too! Give me some nice soft wool any day. LOL.

I ran into the same band problems with my youngest 2. The high school lost a wonderful teacher who really loved teaching the kids. The new guy, Mr K wasn't good with the kids or the parents. His method of teaching was singling out kids and making them feel bad.

Our school system is known for their top performing musicians so the bar is set very high and must be maintained. Nothing wrong with that but Mr K forgot that he was an instructor and it was his job to work with the kids.

My kids were never singled out but the whole experience ended up making them quit (after being in school bands for 8 yrs). Hopefully your Ben will be able to stick it out and continue his enjoyment in band.