Things have been pretty busy around here. The boys are nearing the end of third quarter at school and my oldest is buried under a pile of late work. Asthma and ADHD, plus the fact that I made them quit holding him in from every single recess to work on classwork he wasn’t able to finish, have resulted in a large accumulation. So we are in the scramble to get as much as possible in so that he can at least earn some points. And hopefully not flunk 😉 The good news is that we were finally able to get them to reduce his classwork. Yay! I am so, so, so, so happy!!! 90% of what is sitting around here is unfinished classwork. Not homework. So, unlike other students in his class, he sits in a desk all day and then comes home to be stuck to the table all night. I am hoping that the new 504 makes that a thing of the past. Maybe he’ll finally be able to keep up and even have time to go play with friends in the neighborhood.
On the downside, we have been fighting step throat all week. I was super sick on Monday and Tuesday. I felt like I had been run over by a truck. And my throat hurt so badly. Then the boys developed sore throats on Wednesday night. Now, I am worried that my littlest may have it too. Between prescriptions and co-pays, strep throat has already cost us almost $100.00. Yikes! And now we need to take at least one more kiddo to the doctor. Can you imagine the cost if we didn’t have insurance? Crazy.
Other bits of interest: My blogger issue has somehow been fixed! I am able to leave comments on the blogger blogs that I like to visit again. I really missed being able to drop in a comment here and there. I am glad it is fixed. On the other hand, I guess I can join the thread on Ravelry about blog scrapers now. I have had at least five scrapes on my content now. Several of the offenders have been suspended due to breach of acceptable use (which I hope is due to scraping my content) but one remains and I can’t find any contact information so that I can report it. I don’t know why it annoys me. I guess it’s because it’s just plain stealing. If someone asked me if they could use my content, I might say yes. But to just come copy my posts, word for word – it feels like a violation. And it’s rude. Why don’t they write their own posts? Anyway…
In spite of the strep throat, I have accomplished a little bit. I got my pattern typed up for the afghan class that Robin and I are working on for the Loom Class group. I finally finished my Ice Cream Sundae Hat from Robin’s fabulous Strawberry Sundae Delight pattern. And I completed my CAL square for the 2008 12″ Crochet Block-a-Month CAL group on Ravelry. This months pattern was Cygnus. It was a pretty nice pattern and easy to work up. So far, I think my favorite block was January’s Dreamcatcher. I love how lacy it looks. I did learn a new technique for February’s block though. It’s a great feeling when you learn something new ;o) Here are my blocks so far:
Dreamcatcher Cross My Heart
In addition to the three blocks that we have done for the CAL, I have done one Mandala as a filler square and I started the Center Heart Square last night. Don’t you just love Ravelry?!! I probably would have never found these patterns and the more than 50 stashed in my queue without Ravelry. Not to mention the dozens I printed out and will make one day. Maybe when I’m a little old lady… Have a great day!