Katrina

rainbow on clouds

In the locker room today, after swimming, I was talking to another woman about the devastation caused by Katrina. She said it was like the great flood in the bible. I doubt this would have occured to me, since I’m not religious. I don’t believe. But I was raised to be Christian, and I have these pictures of rainbows. It got me started thinking about the rainbow as God’s promise not to send another disaster, like the great flood, our way. Do I have a point? No. It’s a hopeful idea, but I wonder if a rainbow would be bitter or sweet to those whose homes were crushed by the storm.

I have cousins in Mississippi. We haven’t heard from them. Not that that’s unusual. We e-mail only occasionally. My mother’s sister died in 1980. My uncle remarried 2 years after that. It was wonderful for him and my cousins, so I don’t begrudge them their joy even tho that we drifted even further apart. It’s hard to be close to someone who lives a half a continent away. Anyway, all you Pudii, I’m thinking of you.

Buy Yarn

I’ve bought yarn from MyPaperCrane and SnapCrafty. Both artists give very good customer service. I custome ordered some yarn from SnapCrafty, and she was very responsive and pretty quick in filling my order.

For your viewing pleasure:

sunset-2

It doesn’t happen every year, but we get some spectacular sunsets during our visit to Lake Winnipesauke.

3 Days of Kindergarten

Picture: Chunguita on the slide

Terrifying Slide

Chunguita is doing okay with kindergarten. Every day AFTER kindergarten, she tells me that it was fun and she liked it. Today, before kindergarten, she told me that she didn’t like schoolage daycare, and she didn’t like kindergarten. She just transitioned to schoolage daycare from preschool3.

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Not.

The problem with schoolage is that she doesn’t know the teachers very well, and that intimidates her. I also think that she misses the structure in preschool. Schoolage lets them run wild more or less. She’s also very cautious with older children. Schoolage is grades K thru 5.

The problem with kindergarten is similar. It’s new and different. She tells me taht she doesn’t know the names of any of the kids in her class. When I drop her off, we line up for her class. I can feel her apprehension about being out on the playground with all the other kids that she doesn’t know. She likes the playground when it’s just her and a few other kids.

Hopefully, she will settle down and start enjoying it after she gets used to it.

Neue Mode M23061

neue mode M23061 knit dress
Neue Mode Quick & Easy M23061

I’m not happy with it.

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Finished Dress

Mostly, I just don’t think it’s flattering. It grabs my tummy and butt. I don’t mind it being clingy on my butt, but I really don’t want the roll of fat on my midsection emphasised. I am wearing minimizing underwear. I plan on doing a review soon.

Last Meme

Friday’s Feast:

Appetizer
Do you get excited when the season begins to change? Which season do you most look forward to?

Fall. It’s usually very hot in the summer, and you can’t count on it being under 100F/38C until November. Hm. I guess that makes it mid-fall.

Soup
What day of the week is usually your busiest?

Monday. First day back to work, back to school. There’s lots to do.

Salad
Would you consider yourself to be strict when it comes to grammar and spelling? What’s an example of the worst error you’ve seen?

Somewhat. I think if one writes something to be read that it should be readable. Otherwise, what’s the point. I don’t know if this is the worst, but it’s poorly written: example

Main Course
Who has a birthday coming up, and what will you give them as a gift?

My mother is going to be 79 on September 11th. I don’t know what Imight give her. Hm.

Dessert
If you could have any new piece of clothing for free, what would you pick?
ridiculous shoe

Another Meme

Question of the Day is:

You are chosen to have lunch with the President. The condition is you only get to ask one question. What do you ask?

I guess it’s more of a statement: You really are that stupid; aren’t you. Then I’d leave without eating. If you can’t tell, I’m not a fan of this administration.

More Meme Madness

Four For Friday:

  1. When eating in a sit-down restaurant, do you refer back to your menu when a waiter or waitress comes back to take your order? In other words, after you’ve closed your menu (which for most people is a way of indicating to the waitstaff that they’re ready to order), do you reopen and refer back to your menu when ordering, or do you not need to do that?

    I reopen my menu. I’m always afraid that I’m going to forget or order the wrong thing.

  2. Do you read more, less, or the about same amount blog-related content today as you did one year ago?

    More.

  3. What’s the temperature like in your office/place of work? If you’re not comfortable with the temperature, what have you done–or what could you try to do–to do something about it, or does indoor temperature not matter all that much to you?

    For the first time in 15 years, I’m very comfortable in my office. This is the 7th office I’ve had at my current workplace. All the others were either too cold or too hot.

    Q4: Have you ever placed a classified advertisement in a newspaper? If so, what did you advertise?

    Yes. Garage sales. A car.