Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Grousing

Doesn’t grousing sound so much better than whining? Because that’s really what I am doing. This week I have to take a class call “Federal Law Appropriations” and the class is just as interesting as it sounds. I have a hard time sitting still, and the instructor objects to students doing other things while he is talking, so that means no texting, no computer and no knitting. So I wiggle and I eat, neither is a good thing as they both bother my neighbor. I am not sure if I will last the week and if I do, I will have gained 10 pounds. lololol

It started snowing today, and it is very cold. I was sitting outside enjoying the outdoors (we were on a 10 minute break) when it started and I just sat there and enjoyed the scene. So wonderful to look at, but so bad to drive in.

I am knitting though. I started some little purses (medicine bages) for a kid’s camp. This camp caters to children who are suffering from cancer and their sibs. The project is to let the kids know that people care. I want to get three of them done to submit within the next month, the hardest part is going to be finding the charms to put in them. If you are interested in helping go here, I think Shelly is having a hard time gathering participants, so help will be appreciated.

7 comments:

LilChickadee said...

What an awesome idea! I didn't have cancer, but I was in the hospital a lot as a kid. I know I always loved it when The Linus Foundation would come around with handmade blankets. That's actually what got me wanting to learn to crochet as well as knit - a beautiful crocheted blanket that I received from them.

I might just have to join this charity project!

Aunt Kathy said...

I hope you make it through the week without the extra pounds. Can you at least have pencil and paper? I'd be doodling as I listened.

Sadie said...

Oh, I'm sorry the instructor doesn't allow any of the stuff that helps us fiddlers stay sane! I think my geography lab professor last semester got mad at me for texting and crocheting during her lectures or when I was done with my lab work (what, am I supposed to just stare at the wall??) A full 15% of our grade was based on participation, and somehow with a 93% on all of my work/tests, I ended up with a B in the class. @@

The snow sounds beautiful, but I am such a warm-weather wuss that I would be too busy shivering to appreciate the beauty outside.

The medicine bags are a darling idea! It makes me want to go raid my drawers!

trek said...

Honestly, I eject students if the start sending text messages during my classes.

rita said...

I'd go nuts. But then I knit at faculty meetings...

Shelly Kneupper Tucker said...

Thank you for posting about the Good Medicine Project! The more help the better. Now don't worry about finding charms, those are coming in at a good rate (though if you have some, they would be good to have). I appreciate you so much for being willing to participate!
Shelly
This Eclectic Life

smariek said...

Perhaps working on puzzles (sudoku, crosswords, etc) would be better on the waistline, and it would look like you're paying attention and taking notes.