Sunday, October 28, 2007

Actual knitting content... and Happy Halloween early....

Happy Halloween! Nan and Em going to Trunk or Treat last night at a local church.

Irish Hiking Scarf for someone special for Christmas, but can' say who at this point because she reads the blog.

Nan's hat on her Christmas List!

A hat for Em's Christmas list.

One of the two Fawkes socks for Nan's Christmas list.

Another pair of Fawkes socks for Em's Christmas (other sock in progress)

Friday, October 26, 2007

Why this week sucked!

Five children injured in school bus accident
By E-E Staff Report
Friday, October 26, 2007 2:22 PM CDT

Five juveniles were treated for injuries and released from Jane Phillips Medical Center following a school bus accident south of Bartlesville.

According to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 8:33 a.m. Thursday morning, one mile south of the city on U.S. Highway 75.

According to the report, the bus, driven by 83-year-old Darwin Wayne Widmer, was northbound and had stopped to make a left turn. At that point, a northbound 2002 Dodge 2500 pickup driven by 22-year-old Ryan Herx, of Warner, apparently failed to see the bus until the last minute, swerved and struck the bus in the driver’s side.

Neither Widmer or Herx were injured in the accident. However, five children, including a 9-year-old boy and four girls, ages 7, 11, and two 10-year-olds, were reported to have minor injures.

Three other bus passengers were not injured in the wreck.

My children were two of the three that were not injured, but they were traumatized and it's going to be a long old road! Original story can be found at

Most of my attention will be with the girls this weekend, as well as with the Soaring Eagles Project. I'm so worried we won't have enough volunteers!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

What I did on my Fall Break from school...

Fall break started on Wednesday. On Tuesday night we got a jump start when I took Nan to her soccer practice. I'd love to say that she was busy scoring an awesome goal, or working a highly skilled defensive move, however.....she was trying to stand on top of a soccer ball, slipped fell and well....the rest is history. She hyperextended her right elbow. She has a radial growth plate fracture. We had a bet on how long it would take her to use it as a weapon. Sadly I won! It took her less than 30 minutes to smack her sister upside the head. 13.5 minutes to be exact!

Of course I had to end with a gratuitous dog photo.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Soaring Eagles Project Part Deux...

Ok, gang, it's in the works! Go over to the blog and help me out by giving me some feedback if you don't mind and also spreading the word. Even if you can't help this year, let's use the power of the Net to get things going. There should be a Ravelry group up and moving soon as well!

Soaring Eagles Project

Fam update....

The divine Miss Em turned 8 on Sunday. The weekend was full of birthday festivities.

Nan is at real school this year and turned in a GREAT school picture, which shows her sweet and beautiful side, but you can see the naughty wheels turning as well!

The house is coming along nicely. It looks like we won't be in by Christmas, but we are hoping to be in by January sometime.

Friday, October 05, 2007


Ok, so the past week I've been in deep thought. It is project Soaring Eagles time. But we have enough hats left over from last year that I've been protecting in totes that we can give them to the new school I'm teaching at. This school is different. These are not the inner city gang youth from my last school, but they are very needy. There are a lot of drugs in the neighborhood (especially meth) the kids all get food bags and clothes given to them. The politically correct term is generally poverty stricken caucasian youth. I do have quite a few Hispanic and Native America students as well. I was thinking about possibly doing a Christmas stocking thing, I'm completely open to whatever anyone else thinks. There coudl be the adopting of individual classes, etc if we wanted. This time there are only 320 kids at our school versus the 400 of last year.

What do you all think? We could even harness the power of Ravelry if we needed to!