Friday, February 26, 2010

Inexorable Week

Note to self; stop and smell the flowers this weekend. My daffodils have been blooming for over a week, and they're just beautiful. I started out with around three or four bulbs, and they've continued to multiply every year. I don't think daffodils actually smell, but I do plan to enjoy some hours in the garden enjoying all of my flowers that are starting to bloom.

I knew that this week was going to wear me out. I started out the week with freshmen orientation, which lasted most of Monday evening. Tuesday I had a field trip up to the mountains to re-enact the trial and beheading of Louis XVI with forty-five high school kids, then that evening, I had to teach my college class, which means that I basically put in a fourteen hour day. Wednesday was a little more relaxed, other than we had an hour and a half meeting with the leader of Paige's Europe trip that she'll be going on this summer.
Thursday night was our first swim meet of the season. Fun, but also freezing cold (OK, it wasn't really freezing, but it was COLD!) I did get a little knitting done last night at the swim meet though. I've discovered that if you volunteer to time in the end lanes that you'll ooccasionally have some free time since some events won't have enough kids for every lane. So, here it is Friday night. I still have lots of papers to grade since all of my grading time was eaten up by the list I've must mentioned. I'm thinking that a little trip to one of our little town's ten Mexican restaurants is a good idea, and then I'll take care of those papers, and then....I'll really enjoy this weekend.
 Finally, I finished my little pink Fancy socks. I have that wonderful forty minutes between getting home from running in the morning and getting ready for work that I drink my coffee and knit. It's amazing how much I get knit during that time. I've decided to give them to my cousin's little girl. I gave her a bunny last year, and she wrote me a darling little thank you note. I'd say that's a kid who deserves another little gift.


corinna said...

excellent time management skills
i was needing a nap after reading all your endeavors
i like how you fit the time to knit

Kate said...

My goodness- are a really busy lady! Hopefully you'll find some time for yourself this weekend!

Take care!

Oh, and I'm envious of you daffodils- they're my favorite!

Thimbleanna said...

You need a rest this weekend! Hope you enjoyed your Mexican tonight. The flowers are beautiful -- we're still WEEKS away from daffodils here!

Willow said...

Yes, little girls (and boys) who express thanks and gratitude do deserve more goodies!

Wow! And I thought my week was a little busy...

Wool Winder said...

It's a wonder you have time to knit at all.

Cute socks!

Anonymous said...

Okay, so we will have to go yarn shopping so I can get you some yarn to make me some great socks....this winter has been long and frigid here in Nebraska, and I need more warm socks!!! We CANT wait to see you all.


Beate said...

Phy!!!! I am exhausted. Talk about busy week. You have the cutest mail box I´ve ever seen!!!1

JayJay said...

Wow, that is a killer schedule! I hope you enjoyed the weekend. Love the photos of the flowers and the socks. I'm sure the little girl (and Mom) will love them.

Tracy said...

Wow... a lot going on! How did you squeeze in any knitting time?! Those socks turned out lovely... and love that bright, hot pink! Thank you for the tastes of spring in this post... We're buried in snow here still, so sights of spring are sooo welcome! Happy Days ((HUGS))