Sunday, July 19, 2020

So Much News!

For the first time ever, I lost a pair of glasses. Also for the first time ever, I bought a pair of glasses without checking the price first. I am absolutely in love with my new glasses:
Luckily for me, the clerk is very chatty. When he found out I was a teacher, he gave me $200 off. And they were still pricey -- but worth it. Still, I really can't afford to lose this pair!

I have long admired (drooled over) the work of felt applique embroiderer Sue Spargo. I finally bought her class on Craftsy/Bluprint and started my own felt project. She provides a butterfly project, but I had to do my own thing, so I'm doing fish:

It has been hot as Hades here (and everywhere!), so I've taken advantage of the weather to do some fabric dying with  Dynaflow paints and salt. The results are always a surprise.

Yesterday I indulged in a fancy cold coffee at a cafe with outdoor tables. It was too hot to boil water and I'd forgotten to make iced coffee the night before. Also, I was celebrating: My district announced that first quarter will be virtual.
Like everyone, I have mixed feelings. Virtual teaching isn't ideal for students, nor is it fun for teachers. But I am almost 61 and I have an arrhythmia. I am terrified of going into a large high school with all those wonderful -- but less than adult -- disease vectors running around! And it turns out that teens are indeed vectors!

And the best news of all, thanks to Kat, Brenda Dayne is coming back. Pick up your pointy sticks!

15 comments:

  1. Your glasses look great!!! I love that style.
    Your dyeing looks very interesting. It reminds me of alcohol ink. I bought a ton of it but only used it once as it gave me a headache. Araignee

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  2. Fabulous glasses!! They really suit you and look so good. Glad to hear that at least your first quarter will be virtual. "Things" certainly don't seem to be improving at all...rather getting worse...and that is just down right scary. Your felt project looks like fun and I love your dyeing.

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  3. My husband has been teaching (guitar and piano) virtually since March. It's not perfect, but everyone is getting used to it and it's working out pretty well!

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  4. What a great look in your glasses! You look so happy!
    Nice to know what you are doing in the Fall at least--it is so hard when everything is up in the air!

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  5. First off the glasses are fabulous! I am so happy you will be online schooling for now. We have three bad choices at this point, send your child to school, let then attend online with their teacher for 9 weeks but it must be at the time school is in session and if you can't do that because you work attend online school by the school district but you may lose your seat in your school. That leaves me with only one choice really, I will have to send Little B to school. I just hope it gets delayed. Stay safe.

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  6. love your new glasses!! I am assuming you have the opportunity to lose them because you don't have to wear them all the time? My husband is constantly looking for many many readers in the house!

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  7. Love the new glasses. (You know now that you bought NEW, you'll find the old ones. LOL) Well, doesn't hurt to have more than one pair.

    Glad you are going virtual. With the amount of school buses I've seen on the road, I'm guessing our school district is going "live" in September.

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  8. Selecting new glasses is stressful, especially if you’re like me and can’t see clearly w/o prescription lenses. Glad that you got a substantial discount. The university students will be returning for Fall term, which fills me with anxiety.

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  9. Such fun to visit you here and admire you wearing new glasses! Yay for all the interesting projects you are tackling from dying to felt work, knitting and painting...you inspire me! I can understand your mixed feelings about the school year starting virtually. In my opinion your students will be blessed with your creative teaching talents however you interact with them.

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  10. Love your new glasses. Worth every penny. Your dyed fabric is great. How fun to never know what kind design will emerge when completed.

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  11. Oh I just cANNOT UNDERstand students being sent to the school environment. It is a plethora of germs ANYHOW. So Mono plus every single kid plus covid, will NOT be good. By keeping them apart we are decreasing kissing disease! You stay safe! You have been through enough.
    Snazzy glasses I LOVE Them You look so happy!!!!! Dye with salt eh? Sounds intriguing

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  12. Those are awesome glasses! I'm always curious about people who have several pairs - how do they afford them?

    Glad you can at least avoid getting sick for the first quarter of school. As you said, not ideal, but safer.

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  13. I am also a Sue Spargo fan. I heard that Bluprint was going away so I need to see if I have things to download. Love your glasses.

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  14. I just checked and Bluprint is going to survive and I remembered my login!

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