Part of why I write a journal is to reflect upon my knitting. I find thinking about a finished project quite satisfying and informative. It helps me to improve my knitting skills to think what went right as well as what went wrong with either the process and/or the finished project. Viewing photographs of me […]Read more "It’s Not Just About the Sweater"
Retirement identity? So, you thought you knew who you were? Well, the truth is you knew who you were but part of the emotional preparation behind retirement is realizing you will need to find out who you are all over, again as everything in your life becomes upheaved the minute you begin your retirement. Well, these […]Read more "Retirement Identity"
History Lesson One The other review I wrote for the Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo was about a presentation called Eleanor Roosevelt: History of Knitting given by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic local historian, Ann Colopy. The talk was mostly a biographical sketch of Eleanor Roosevelt, both her private life as well as her public persona. According to […]Read more "Fashionable Knitting takes a Historical Turn"
There really IS a world beyond the classroom, I am discovering, and this weekend, this new world took me to my first fiber festival, the 11th annual Fiber Arts Festival of NY. Part of the adventure was representing the Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo by volunteering to table-sit and meet folks who were inquiring about the […]Read more "Fiber Festival Inspiration"
In keeping with the theme of “new possibilities” at this time of rebirth, aka retirement, I am excited to say there is more to report! Actually, a few new things. Odd as it may seem, I have never belonged to an established knitting group. I felt what little time I had for knitting during the child-rearing and […]Read more "Knitting, Nicky, and New"
TEN: Imperfections of the house are staring you in the face . . . at all times. NINE: There IS time for exercise. EIGHT: Coffee breaks are not alone but with your pooch who needs your ‘watching’. SEVEN: You think there is more time than there is. SIX: Even your own grooming needs self-direction. FIVE: […]Read more "Top Ten reasons why Retirement is Hard WORK"
snore snore snore lick lick lick lick scratch, sniff, sneeze, slurp slurp slurp pant pant pant pant pant clammer, clink, clunk, clammer, clink, clunk pound pound pound lick lick lick lick scratch, sniff, sneeze, slurp slurp slurp crunch crunch crunch crunch crunch lap lap lap lap lap jump run jump run run run run pee […]Read more "Dog’s Day During Allergy Season"
“Constructivism is a theory of knowledge that argues that humans generate knowledge and meaning from an interaction between their experiences and their ideas. It has influenced a number of disciplines, including psychology, sociology, education and the history of science.” (from Wikipedia) Niagara University, my alma mater (one of them), believes in this Constructivism philosophy and […]Read more "Piaget Monday"
“Pack a Backpack”, a community effort in preparing students for school, ads on TV for back to school clothing shopping, family and friends posting their children’s first-days on Facebook, like it or not the excitement is in the air preparing for a new school year. Just as obvious are the schools with parking lots filled with […]Read more "A New Kind of August"
I’m sure happy finding a house in which to live was not as painstaking a process (for me) as finding a theme for my blog here on WordPress. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t that I couldn’t find a theme I liked, rather I have found too many that are beautiful that I could easily settle […]Read more "imbalance 2"
I was gifted a book, My Daughter, My Joy… The Greatest Tributes to Daughters That Have Ever Been Written. The book is a collection of beautiful poems, sayings, and short stories written by famous poets and authors who are expressing their points of view with creative, thought provoking prose on relationships between mothers and daughters. The book was a […]Read more "From a Mother to her Daughter, on Mother’s Day"
Sometimes, happenings in life linger in my mind to the point where I need to write about them. The lingering moment was a conversation I had with teachers about a week ago regarding an upcoming narrative writing unit. We were sharing thoughts around the concept of memoir, what one was and how students might take on the […]Read more "Invitation"