I found out yesterday what I'll be doing on those testing days when I just have one class to sub: I'll be a proctor! Which means I get to hang out in the office, periodically walking around the school to see if anyone needs to go potty. (Kids, not teachers - you have to be a teacher to take over for a teacher during testing) and then I get to take 'em to the bathroom & stay with them in case there's any funny business.
My training for the post yesterday consisted of being told not to talk to the student about the test and not to look at anyone's test. I then signed the form & I was official.
It took 3 1/2 minutes, tops.
I know - you all are sooooo jealous! At least Monday & Tuesday are short days. And I still don't have a job for the 1st day of testing so hopefully I'll be home tomorrow, taking a load off. I haven't slept too well the past couple of nights so a day when I can take a nap would be nice! And then if I don't get called in for the last two days of testing, I'll have a 4 day weekend - two days without the kids!
Come on, Universe - bring it home to Mama! LOL
I knit several more inches on Bianca yesterday:
And, of course, what's a post without a dishrag?:
I'm going to make several from this pattern - I've already started another from orange & green scraps. It's from one of the books I found on eBay and takes about half an hour to complete. :)
I picked up this on impulse and heck, it's not too bad!:
Unlike "Crochet!" where all the old fun fur goes to be buried, this magazine actually has some cute things in it:
The designer has a cool way of doing the twists on this bag that I really have to try. Besides, it's a cute bag!:
I really liked this wrap kimono sweater too:
And of course, what's not to like about a magazine with dishcloth patterns?
I'm really tempted to get a subscription - this is reminding me of the good old days when "Crochet With Heart" first began.
Thinking about "Crochet With Heart" got me thinking about the last time I made lots & lots of potholders, dishrags & towel toppers. It was back in the early 90's and I think I stocked up everyone I knew. But since then: nada, nothing, zip. No wonder I'm latching onto this kitschy kitchen stuff so whole-heartedly. I literally haven't made one potholder in at least 15 years. Yikes! Who knew?
So please - bear with me while I get this monkey off my back, OK? ::wink:: I have to make up for 15 years!
Rental/Renter News: We've filed the lawsuit in court and the papers are at the Sheriff's dept. to be served. I can't believe those bastards are making us jump through all these hoops (and spend MORE money) got get what they already admitted they owed. They have 20 days after serving to respond. I'm sure we'll get a summary judgement since they're guilty as all get out. If they request a jury trial, I'll be SUPER pissed!
The guy we have painting the house started yesterday and he's almost finished the inside! The kid is a machine and he's doing spectacular work. I'm so glad we decided to hire it done AND that we found a friend who would do it for us so inexpensively. We'll definitely have him do this house when the time comes to move.
We should have the carpet in by the end of the week and replace toilets, sinks, etc. and have it on the market the second week in March which was our target all along. :) I'll definitely be showing some before & after pics!
It'll all be worth it if we can net out $20,000 more by doing all these cosmetic things rather than just dumping the house.
Have a good one!