Thanks for the nice things that you all said. I really do appreciate it. I was speaking with someone and they commented that I don't sound upset. I am but I refuse to let bad luck overwhelm all of the good stuff. There is always good stuff.
Last night we had a celebratory dinner. We celebrate most things at a certain steak house (starts with the letter O) around the corner from our house. It was report card day. As a kid, I dreaded report card day. I was not exactly an over-achiever. I was more of a slacker and my grades generally reflected that lack of effort. Last night There were only 2 things I could pick at on DQ's report card because it was full of A's - her Phys Ed grade was one. I ribbed her a little about it because we both know how she hates that class. The other thing I teased her about was really weird. She got a G for effort in reading. That child is never, ever without a book. I am constantly forcing her to put her books down. She reads just about everything and is constantly doing back to make notes and reread potions. A G in reading - I think not. Just bizarre.
Stinkerbelle did well too. She continues to make progress and I couldn't be prouder of all the hard work she's done.
I took the picture above on my way to work this morning with my little camera but I'm kicking myself for leaving my big camera at home. It's a sunny day but the sky has big, dark, random, clouds that lend a special drama. It would've been so much fun to go out during lunch and take pictures. Oh well.
I was inspired by Carole and sat down last night to start entering my stash in Ravelry. Oh, what a task. I barely made a dent. I started with sock yarn and I found stuff in there that I totally forgot I had. So much fun!