Monthly Archives: May 2012

Volunteering: Coordinator for local homeless shelter

July 2012, I’ll officially take on the role as homeless shelter coordinator for my Lutheran church.  It’s a volunteer position, and it’s something I’m really excited about.  I enjoy volunteering  since I’m in direct contact with the people who benefit from the services; it also gives me a chance to engage and learn more about […]

The Night Shift and knitting; stockinette scarf update

This has always been one of my favorite songs, and I heard it on Memorial Day.   My daughter and I stopped by A.C. Moore, when this song started playing, and I stopped and listened for a bit. It brings back a lot of good memories… We were at A.C. Moore because I needed to […]

Social studies; last big project is done

Whee, I’m not sure which one of us is more thrilled… My daughter or myself, her Social Studies project is done! My daughter is an A student, I do challenge her to always do her best; even at times when she might not want too. “You’re work, is a reflection of you, Make that impression […]

Knitting a Hogwarts scarf for my Dad…

Ok, it’s official I’m knitting my father a Hogwarts scarf. Oh you didn’t know that I loved Harry Potter? Well I do… Although I’ve read all the books, I can’t say the same thing about the movies. Which isn’t surprising, since I don’t watch a lot of television/movies. I know there are all sorts of […]

Yard work and knitting; working on a new knitted stockinette scarf

Memorial Day was a busy one for myself, and I have the aches to prove it. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of the amount of destruction I did to all those wild plants growing near the woods. Many of those plants were taller than I. I guess that’s not saying much, since I’m only […]

Stockinette scarf update; looks fine… but I’m still frogging

Yesterday I had the chance to work on this knitted stockinette scarf. This is one of the items that will be donated to a local charity group. Although the stitches look fine, there’s something I’m not liking about the scarf, and so I’ll be frogging this project. What I do like is how the scarf drapes, […]

Happy Memorial Day

Today’s Memorial Day, it’s a time set aside to honor those who’ve died.   Last year I shared a lot of Memorial Day facts… I love history. Over the years, I’ve read a lot about this particular holiday. Did you know In 1865, freed slaves took part in a huge celebration in Charleston, South Carolina? The […]