Final Countdown

Well, okay.  I guess it’s not the final final countdown.  I’m not dying or anything.  But we’re in the single digits for our countdown to the last day of school.  Yes!!!  This much-needed break can not come quickly enough.  I am utterly, absolutely, without a doubt exhausted.  It just seems like we constantly have something going on, or somewhere we’re expected to be, or things that have to get done… it is literally never ending.  And honestly, it’s like this every year the closer we get to the last day of school.  The kids are fried, the teachers are toast, and everyone’s patience and tolerance levels are so much lower.  It’s difficult, but we’ll get through it and then we have 9 weeks of summer break to enjoy.  (That’s the bit I’m looking forward to.)


So, two days ago was our Celebration of Learning, and my choir was asked to perform a few songs in the library so as to show parents and other students what we’re all about, and to provide a bit of entertainment as they’re walking around and looking at all the displays.  The kids did a phenomenal job; I am so proud of them, I could burst.  We got a ton of compliments from parents, teachers, and other students, and I had about two dozen approach me to tell me that they would be joining choir next year.  This is EXCELLENT!  Then yesterday was our Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, sponsored and hosted by the wonderful ladies of our PTO.  We were each given an insulted purple lunchbox with the phrase, “Ironwood School ROCKS!” emblazoned across the front in bright yellow.  I love it.  I brought it home and scrawled my name on the inside in permanent marker almost as soon as I walked through the door.  The lunchbox was filled was yummy treats like candy bars, Cheez-its, a Rice Krispies treat, and even a Smencil (scented pencil) that smelled like Peppermint!  Unfortunately, I had to leave the luncheon early to get to my CPR/First Aid re-certification class on time, but I got through that with relatively no bumps or bruises, though I did volunteer to let the teacher splint me for a broken wrist.  And, plus side, I get paid for my time in the class.


Next Thursday is our official choir concert, and Friday is the school’s Talent Show – in which my daughter is performing and so is the choir – and then it’s only Tuesday and Wednesday of the following week before WE.ARE.DONE!  I can’t tell you how excited I am to be so close to the end of this year.  It’s gone by fast, but the days themselves have been long.


In other news, I have been crocheting like a madwoman and would like to enter a couple of things into the Woolhogs May Made It Challenge.  First up is the doily I crocheted for my Mother-In-Law for Mother’s Day.

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This is the first 11 rounds of the Thistledown Doily, found on this page.  There’s a LOT of really pretty patterns there, and not just for doilies!

Next up is the Diamonds Shawl that I crocheted for my Secret Buddy at work.  I have been working on this thing for MONTHS, but it’s so gorgeous and perfect for our Arizona desert weather, and I’m just glad that I managed to finish the thing without taking a butcher knife to it at least once.

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Heidi really seemed to like it, so I’m glad about that (that’s her in the first photo, wearing her new shawl).  It’s actually quite long – so much so that it’s longer than my kitchen table.


Well, fellow bloglanders, that’s about it from my little corner of the world.  I hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far, and I will see you again when I have more projects to share and/or more tales about my life to bore you with.


8 comments on “Final Countdown

  1. Gorgeous! I also loved (and voted for) your Spring-Hand-Flowers entry from Woolhog’s April “made it” 🙂 And now, I’d like to congratulate you on winning the “Super Sweet Blogging Award” ❤ To receive this award, simply copy & paste & replace all the blog links I’ve awarded with your own nominees + link back to my Knitting With Heart blog @

  2. stunning work, and like you can’t beleive how that school year flys past! x

  3. Maryanne says:

    Oh my GOODNESS! Where do you even get time to crochet let alone produce such exquisite and intricate projects!!! Fantastic xxx

  4. […] gets her super powers from but frankly, I’m more than a little envious!! Read more about this gorgeous doily and diamond shawls she loving managed to whip up in the midst of her wonderfully busy […]

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