Jimmy Beans Wool. They've just started carrying Schacht products. Sandy is a yarn rep and purchased her Cricket last year at TNNA.
here. I have one pattern already cut out and ready to sew from Kaffe Fassett fabric, but I've been too busy. I'm retired - I should never utter those words!
There's an opportunity to participate in an arts event this summer. I just got the email, but I would need a portable loom. I think it's time to get serious about finding one, even if I have to drive to bring it home. If I can't get it in the back of Eleanor, then it's not the loom for me.
I just finished three more days of subbing in a different middle school library. In this school, the librarian is also responsible for teaching junior great books so I've had a session each day. Just one session of loud hormonal teens a day is a challenge. I admire the teachers who do this every day, every week. It's like herding cats, but then I love cats. This is a neat age. Though I do wonder how they managed to turn "why" and "please" into a whine. It sounded the same at all four middle schools I subbed for this month. How do they do that?!
In the Monday class, one of the mouthy boys taunted a boy passing through the library, disrupting us all. When I told him to shoosh, he said - Whaaaat - that's Just Smiles, the crazy guy on Facebook. He added more but I just wanted him to stop disrupting. Today my aide in the last period was visiting quietly with a couple of students and I heard Just Smiles in the course on the conversation. After her friends left, I asked her about it. She told me that Just Smiles is a student at their school on Facebook who is scary and has been threatening students but no one knows who he is. He keeps changing his profile picture and she said he has even posted a picture of a dead body. I asked her if she had spoken to her counselor and she said she hadn't because she's scared. I put that all into an email and sent it to the librarian who will be back tomorrow.
We take teachers and school staff for granted because they've always been there and we expect they always will be. We need to pay them for their dedication and sacrifice. I've learned in a short course that keeping 24 13-year-olds on task for an hour is no small feat. People throw the word hero around quite loosely too often it seems to get attached to a sports figure. I think teachers are heroes. That's my thought for the day.
Gotta pack. We're leaving in the morning for San Francisco - it's Grandparents Day again and we get a weekend with the fantastic Noahsan. Can't wait!
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