on February 29, 2008

So, I finished the scarf for the student who DOES like me–it came out wonderfully, and, just to prove that making them stuff isn’t a complete waste of time and energy, she was SOOOOOO grateful–the whole thing made me feel good. What also made me feel good was that I’d fixed her up with my… Read More

A Day with Cave Troll and Ladybug

on February 26, 2008

One of the things I’ve discovered I like about blogging, is how it serves as a time capsule for those days that might otherwise get lost in the busy-ness that is life in the mommy-lane, professional or otherwise. To that end, since my beloved beautifuls have done some very charming/irritating things in the last week,… Read More

Stash Enhancement 2008

on February 24, 2008

I actually showed some restraint at Stitches yesterday–I took Chicken and we both took floor classes, and that was one hour that we didn’t spend buying stuff. But that was not the only strategy in my campaign to not indulge in the excesses that almost ate into our mortgage last year–in fact, I was sort… Read More

Mr. Postman…

on February 21, 2008

It was funny…this morning I saw one of my two favorite admins piloting one of the little electric cart while one of the custodians delivered stuff to people’s rooms. I was running a little late, and I almost started singing (trust me, this guy would have appreciated it)” STOP! Wait a minute Mr. Postman! Oh-oh-oh… Read More

Back in the saddle again…

on February 20, 2008

Well, we all went back to work/school today–except the tweeners. Can you believe those two have an entire week off? They call it ‘President’s week’ for cripes sakes! Seriously–if we’re going to give our tweenagers this much time off, I would expect those people (some call them ‘Presidents’) to work a lot harder for me…. Read More

Whose Foot Is That?

on February 17, 2008

Okay…my family and I just spent five minutes trying to figure out whose deformed, hairy, vampire-clawed foot that is in the Captain Stashdive picture on the front of the blog. I think it’s Mate’s, but I don’t remember Mate’s foot being quite that hairy. Ah, well… maybe there WAS a vampire in the house? Wouldn’t… Read More

A short day pass from germ central…

on February 16, 2008

I went into work today for two hours to make sure the place was still standing and to talk to my sub…lucky me–Today’s sub was an old student of mine and totally competent now, and I’m so glad he got my students for today. A break at last! And Roxie’s right, btw…I TOTALLY missed my… Read More

Help me, I need a kid-ectomy!

on February 14, 2008

Ugh! The fevers have about broken, but they have left, in their wake, two whining, sniveling, clinging snot-balls who bear little resemblance to my usually self-sufficient children. They’re going to have to stay home again tomorrow, and me with them. And the danger here isn’t that my ass is going to grow to epic proportions… Read More


on February 12, 2008

Well, once again Mr. Orr and I have completely baffled each other. As you can see here, , Floyd is baffled as to why my error-riddled books appeal to people, himself included, and I am baffled as to who else helped me write VULNERABLE, WOUNDED, and BOUND. Whomever it was, she must have been getting… Read More

Why is the rum gone?

on February 11, 2008

**I love knitters! I tell you all that I’m making socks for my boy, and everybody’s first question isn’t ‘Do you want to spoil the boy?’ it’s ‘What color?’ The answer: Rainbow–Meillenweit multi-colored–blue/purple/olive/red/orange/dark yellow. In fact, it’s very similar to the Jitterbug ones he had to give up:-) **One of the Juniors I had last… Read More