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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

If It Ain't Broke....

I finally got my car back today. The convertible top was fixed and the inside and mechanism is better than new. I was so thrilled. I drove it home,but noticed that the wind could be felt a little bit through the rear window, behind my seat. Hmmm, I thought....if the wind comes through, then what happens if it rains? I already had a slight drip from the front of the driver's window in a driving rain. So when I got home, I got out the hose, aimed, and.....yup! Leaks like a sieve. This time the leak is mainly from the back window. SIGH!!!! Of course I immediately called the mechanic and have to bring it back tomorrow after work.

Speaking of work, we had a technology training today. The first part was boring, as we went over the statistics as to why we became an "A" school this year. Don't get me wrong, I think that's wonderful (especially since we get incentive money for our efforts), but as a kindergarten teacher, I really am not interested in what percentages our upper grade students got each year on the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test) that brought us to "A" status....just SHOW ME THE MONEY!!! The tech part of the training was good. I relearned PowerPoint and in about 10 minutes I had put together a PP presentation for my parent orientation night. Tomorrow's training will be more of my favorite people on the staff, our curriculum specialist Stacey, is doing a workshop on our reading block and literacy centers. One of the best parts of these trainings is the time spent in a chair, which means....knitting! Yes, I can listen, knit and learn all at the same time (I am really good at multitasking).

Tonight was knitting night. There were about 12 ladies there, knitting or crocheting. My cousin Ann came and I showed her how to cast on, knit and purl. She did pretty well, although I don't know if she'll remember it all once she gets home. But she's a glutton for punishment...she'll be back next week.

I gave Catherine my bear sweaters and told her I didn't want to see the patterns again. For two small sweaters, they sure took a lot of time and effort. Catherine made an Aran sweater for the's beautiful. But then, she's a fabulous knitter.

Althea and her daughters joined us once again. To refresh memory, they are visiting Florida from Israel. We met in the Yahoo FiberRAOK group. They will return in two weeks, as next week is a visit to Orlando for them. Here they are, taking a second or two to pose for me....Althea is working on her sockapalooza socks.

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  • At 10:09 AM, Anonymous Karen said…

    Sorry about the car leak.....nothing is ever done the first time. I'm resigned that things usually have to be done 2 or more times before they are finished!
    It is so neat that you are meeting people from around the world through your knitting. Of course, you are a "world class" knitter!

  • At 3:41 PM, Blogger Kimberli said…

    How fun (all but the car leak!)
    Hope the training --- er --- knitting went well.


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