19.11.10 Next week is Thanksgiving. I picked out our turkey yesterday. We will have our dinner on Saturday because we will be taking Mom out on Thanksgiving day. Actually, I am okay with that! I love cooking, but it will feel less rushed and no clean-up after the meal. Jim made reservations at a restaurant in Maple Grove.
I am getting the house ready for Ben's visit. Jim will be picking him up with two more in tow on Saturday. Today I found the Thanksgiving trolls. Grandma C. got them for Ben when he was just a little guy and we put them out every year. They are silly-cute and it would not be Thanksgiving without them.
The Colours of Ireland vest is back on the list of WIPs to finish. It is a bit worrisome because I am working the back and am hoping to have enough for the fronts and trim. Jim wants his Darth hat a bit longer to cover his earlobes, so Ben will probably get the first hat. I have a skein of oatmeal Lamb's Pride Bulky in the stashand will use that for his hat.
23.11.10 When I got home from class on Sunday the guys were home. It is always a relief to see them after the long trip home.
The temperature has dropped and the skies are clear. Sunday the roads were treacherous, as we had a coating of ice on the roads. The last wheel spinning class went well, and my students had some plied yarn at the end. Now I have to regain my spinning mojo so we can have a more advanced class. An art yarn class is in my future plans.
Something finally clicked with my last Wood Badge ticket. I am just about finished with typing the last couple of months--February and March. I should have it finished by the end of the week. At last night's meeting the young scouts worked on a First Class requirement for first aid. One of the Troop Guides was there and he did an awesome job with the boys. Mike, the Scoutmaster, had a fun activity for the troop. He cut foam tubinglengthwise in sections, marbles, and duct tape. When I walked in the room, it was wild! It was fun to see scouts of all ages building tracks for the marbles.