Jun 1, 2007

ECF - Stella D'oro Lily Edition

The irises in my garden may have faded but there is still stuff blooming there.

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These lilies were actually a gift from my aunt and uncle when they visited many summers ago. I loved them so much that I planted more of this variety in other spots and they're all doing pretty well. Other varieties haven't necessarily caught on as well.

We were pretty busy last night. DQ had a school prgram for the students in the Spanish Immersion program. They danced and sang - all with a spanish theme. The refreshments also had a spanish theme - chips and salsa. Sadly, they forgot the margaritas.

I ran home after that to make cookies with Stink-o for the chess club party today. Don't you just love all of the stuff they cram in at the end of the school year? This weekend I'll try to get ahead a little bit. I'll bake and sew badges on vests (ick) and order up the gazillion items DQ needs for her dance recitals, school productions and other activities.

Through all of this I'll be knitting and playing with fiber. I started one of the 4 teacher gifts I need to make last night. Better late than never! I really want to do a little something special for Stinkette's teachers because they were amazing. The proof is in the fabulous news we received recently. Her reading is now testing close to grade level! I cannot tell you what a huge accomplishment this is. Naturally, we could not have done it without her amazing teachers (and her tutor). I feel so lucky that she had such fabulous people, who care about her so much, to work with her this year.

Who knows - maybe my Stink-o will be one of the kids on the stage at the National Spelling Bee some day. Did you watch it? It's much more entertaining than it sounds. Is it wrong that I was disappointed in the ending because the kid who won was so dorky? He said before the show that he preferred math to spelling and just participated in the Bee because he had to. After he won they asked him how he feels about spelling now. He said something like "Am I supposed to feel different about it because I won?" Yes! Show a little enthusiasm. I bet the other kid, the cute boy from Canada, could have mustered up a little excitement.

6 comments:

Carole Knits said...

I did not watch the spelling bee but I heard about it on the news. Did you read the book Bee Season? You might enjoy that if you're a spelling bee fan.

Carol said...

Great accomplishment on SB's part! That's major improvement! Hope you get everything done that you need to. No go get knittin'!

Melissa said...

Forgot the margaritas?!?! What were they thinking?
Congrats to Stink on her reading.

clothesknit said...

Gorgeous bloom! And yay for SB!

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Gorgeous lily! And congrats to Stink!

sprite said...

We watched it, too, and I thought the exact same thing about the boy who won. I kept hoping one of the girls would win since they seemed a bit less ... geeky. Not that being a geek is a bad thing...