Monday, August 29, 2011

Catching Up

So, who knew opening a yarn shop would keep me so busy?!  Yes, The Knitting Nest is open!!  There have been other things happening this week, though.

  • I had a migraine on Monday, the day before we opened and then on Wednesday, but NOT on Tuesday!!  Yippee!
  • The County Fair was last week, so we had lots of people driving by the store on their way to the Fair.
  • The kids spent a fair amount of time at the Fairgrounds with friends.  It’s nice that we live close.
  • I don’t know how we’re going to be able to have many “family dinners” with our new schedule.  I guess Mondays will have to do.
  • Wild Man’s palate expander makes him even harder than usual to understand.  By the time his braces are off, his consonants will be clear as bells!
  • Rosie Girl has a bite guard that she puts in right before bed, so we have about 15 minutes each day of not being able to understand her, either.  Gracious!

So, The Knitting Nest opened last Tuesday and the kids started home school work today and start their public school classes on Wednesday.

  • Despite the kids starting schoolwork, the books are still on the dining room floor.  Deep sigh.
  • I wish the kids were happier about doing their school stuff.  PWM and I try to make it as interesting as possible, but we’re apparently not all that successful.
  • However, Rosie Girl, who complains about her school stuff, has already read about the first half of her reader.  “But, it’s really fun!”
  • The book in question is “The Great Brain”.  Rosie Girl asked why she’s reading something so easy as a junior.  I told her that much of the literature and history that she’ll be reading is pretty heavy, so they throw in some lighter titles to keep it from getting too depressing.  The 20th century was very brutal in many parts of the world, and her reading will reflect that.
  • Wild Man is enjoying his reading.  He remembers his first reader because it was a read-aloud a couple of years ago.  It’s kind of nice to start with something easy.

And tomorrow, it’s back to the shop for me (assuming I don’t have a migraine)!  I’m starting a new knitting project and working on developing some classes.

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