Thursday, September 17, 2020

Good Enough

I did fix my About Town mitts -- sorta. The one on the left is correct; the one on the right has some issues: there is a blip on the thumb, holes at the base of the thumb gusset, and the hand part isn't quite right. 

But when I put them on, they look just fine -- and that's good enough for me! I'm going to make a pair for my daughter -- and those will have to be perfect!

Keith is Up North camping this week, so I'm cooking for myself. Last night I made crepes with ricotta cheese and sauteed nectarines. Pretty amazing.

Tomorrow is the first night of Rosh HaShanah, and I'm going to a virtual dinner before services. I'm going to make baked tofu with peanut sauce. It's a New York Times recipe and recommended by a friend, so it should be good. I have to do something festive!

Virtual teaching is really hard, but I feel re-energized. This evening I went to a McDonalds where I knew one of my graduates would be working. She was so happy to see me (and I to see her). Reminded me of why I do this work. The best news: She's going to cosmetology school. In June, she told me she was not ever going to school again. So glad she saw the light sooner rather than later!


9 comments:

  1. I’m sorry your Rosh HaShanah celebration will be virtual this year. May your virtual gathering bring you peace. Your encounter with your former student made me happy: making a difference in someone’s life is what teaching is all about.

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  2. What great news about your former student! And gosh those crepes look AMAZING. Love your fingerless mitts too. Happy New Year! I hope you enjoy your virtual gathering.

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  3. What a great story (about your former student). Thanks for sharing that good news! Enjoy your Rosh HaShanah celebration. I'm sorry that it has to be virtual, but I'm glad we're all working out ways to be together when we can't be together. XO

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  4. the mitts look perfect to me from over here! Teachers influence so many kids - isn't it nice to know that. My husband (retired professor) received a congratulatory card in the mail from a student who graduated 2002. She wrote about how much he changed her life. It was one of the nicest cards he received!

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  5. Happy New Year! The mitts are beautiful in that blue. Araignee

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  6. Those crepes look yummy. The mutts are so pretty. Loving the blue color. Happy New Year! We should be thankful for technology that allows us virtual meeting and teaching. 50 years ago we would not have been able to do this. And yes, I was alive and in high school 50 years ago so I know lol.

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  7. The mitts look fine--you will enjoy wearing them soon enough! The crepes do look delicious! (I would use a lot of whipped heavy cream! lol)

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  8. I think the mitts look fine!

    Thanks for your comment about the cards. For those, I used three metal dies and a hand cranked die cutting machine. Old School!

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