Saturday, October 20, 2007

It's Saturday!!

Busy, busy week as usual....

Short week at school...MEA weekend...for all you out-of-staters...that means "MN Education Association" ...always has their Fall conference this weekend...which means a four day wekend every Fall... (I did not attend MEA Workshops)

I went to Winona to visit Andy...Did an overnighter...It's beautiful in that corner of Minnesota (Southeast)..the leaves are just starting to turn...the bluffs along the Mississippi River are breathtaking. Andy seems to be doing well...it's comforting to see him have his niche in the big campus world. (His dorm room could have used some attention...)

Chris is in Chicago. He was invited to attend with a group of Exchange students and chaperones from the school. What an opportunity...They took the Amtrak out of Minneapolis/St Paul early Thursday morning. Saw the Broadway play "Wicked" Thursday night, Science Museum on friday, and today...Navy Pier and a Bulls vs. Pacers game tonight...Shopping tomorrow and the train ride back...how fun! Wish I could have gone along....Could have gotten tons of knitting done on the 8 hour train ride...think of the possibilities...

Speaking of knitting...I am working on dishcloths for my Fall into Autumn Swap partner...I just happened to be in the LYS this morning and picked up some more yarn for socks...am just itching to try the two socks on two cirs...I bought the book...just need the time.

I stopped at a used book store in the cities on my way through...didn't buy any books, but did buy 6 albums...yes, the real thing...vinyl!!! I bought a wide range of music: AC/DC Back in Black, Neil Diamond, Tommy James and the Shondells, Star Wars Soundtrack, Tanya Tucker (early, early years), Barry Manilow, and the Best of Buddy Holly...how's that for variety?

I have a lot of music on vinyl...I am going to buy the converter...takes your vinyl and converts it to mp format...puts the music onto your computer so you can then burn CDs. I have heard good things about it...comes with software to clean up some of the background "noise" normally associated with records...stay tuned for further updates...

"He" and I had our picture taken this morning...the Credit Union is offering a Free 8x10...of, course other sizes may also be purchased...so we got all "dolled up" and went and had our picture taken....we'll see how they turn out. It was his idea..which was kinda cool...

Not much else is new here...too much of writing lesson plans and grading papers and not enough of the knitting....makes me crabby.

1 comment:

Alana - Knit Wit said...

Lesson plans really do get in the way of knitting. And don't want to go back to school in the morning, either. Spose I will, though! I was in the cities last week, for our teacher's convention. It was fine, but I sure could have used that time to work in my classroom. And perhaps... write lesson plans!!