April 20th, 2006

EOI: M'lady

It's raining, it's pouring...

and my pool is up to 3', now! Granted, I *did* run the hose in it all night, but we have wimpy water pressure and it wasn't on full blast. Lotsa rain there! :does happy dance:

My "yard crew" has done a decent job on the front yard...if they'd just crop the stuff up next to the fence, it'd look a lot better. Guess I need to dock their pay....*g*

Plied up the rest of the green/black/white roving last night - the resulting yarn is nice and bouncy, not too uneven, looks mostly dark green (the black reflects the green, it seems, so the overall impression is "green"). It should weave up loverly! I'll wash the yarn tonight and haul it to church so the guy can approve/disapprove of it before I start warping, but no matter - it'll become a scarf. If he doesn't like it, I'll put it up for sale. Or put it back for a Christmas prezzie.

Have packed my spinning basket for Saturday, have waxed the Norwegian (mmmmmmmm, love me my Wood Beams!) and have the Clan stuff already in the van. My garb is set out - just need to iron the skirts (or throw them in the dryer with a damp towel......might do *that* instead!)

Now, it's back to this thing called "work".
MP: too silly icon

Had to share...

The Pentagon announced today the formation of a new 500-man elite fighting unit called the United States Redneck Special Forces.

These Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma , Tennessee and Texas boys will be dropped off into Iraq and have been given only the following facts about terrorists:

1. The season opened today.
2. There is no limit.
3. They taste just like chicken.
4. They don't like beer, pickups, country music or Jesus.
5. They are DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE for the death of Dale Earnhardt.

The Pentagon expects the problem in Iraq to be over by Friday.
Disney: L&S Dance with me

Now, for something completely different..

Today was the annual Parent-Teacher conference at Himself's school. So, I left work at lunch and headed over there.

The short version: He's a genius. (Duh!)

The long version: It wasn't a conference - it was a love fest. Seriously - all Mrs. S. could do was talk about how smart he was, how much she enjoyed having him in her class, how the other kids have really gotten More this year because of him (she said she keeps tossing stuff out there to get him to think; the other kids go "huh?" and he processes it and surprises her with his discoveries), how much he's improved since the first of the year...yadayadayada I know my son's smart, thanks!

I was told I needed to get him into any science-type camps and retreats that come along. I was told he has a very analytical mind (Duh again) and is very interested in Engineering-type things (And, once again - DUH). He's the only (if I understood correctly) Kindergartener that was accepted in the Gifted and Talented program (and I may be wrong there....she never actually *said* that, but it was heavily implied).

And, the Britcoms are working - she also told me that everyone who came in contact with him wanted to know if he was British. *eg* (I hate Hate HATE the Texas Twang these country-folk have. This is not the normal Texas accent - this is....well, let's see if I can spell it phonetically: "We nede ta go ta tha Stor-er naw." "Tha warshar is dun - can I put the klohz in tha Dry-ar?" :shudder:) I don't mind the normal accent - Hell, *I* have one - it's the....overdone, undereducated-sounding one that just grates on my nerves.

AND - I got mail today! A big box that contained the most wonderful, excellent, too cute mobile for my bathroom! The talented Torchie made me a bunch of lampwork glass fishies (and a crab!) and assembled them into the most perfect accessory for the kids' bathroom. I need to dig out the camera and get pictures - it's just perfect! (ETA: If you go to her "studio" page, you'll see 2 pics of the fishies! Hunt in the box for the fishies, they're mine!)

Must run - my wheel is calling me!