A little bit of this and, a little bit of that, makes a little bit of me.

Life’s Surprise


The 13-year-old teen came home with one today.  OHMIGOSH.  It’s our FIRST (and probably the last) President’s Award for Educational Excellence.  While we are thrilled for her recognition, hubby and I were baffled.

Granted.  Aside from maintaining outstanding attendance, she definitely possesses qualities:  high motivation, initiative, integrity, intellectual depth, leadership qualities and/or exceptional judgment–relating to her academic performance as a student.  But, seriously…she was only taking elective classes–Spanish (2/3 of the year,) Choir, and concert band.  Sure.   The primary indicators of excellence must be based on her academic achievement of receiving nothing but A and A+ for these classes.   Secondly, she must be recommended by a teacher plus a staff member of the school.  Does it really warrant a President’s Award for Educational Excellence?

Moving on…with my Thursday Knit-Up peeps at my favorite bookshop cafe.

A dose of hand-pick morel quiche, made locally by talented Rebecca Schofield Singer.

I was completely smitten with a new friend who just moved into town last week from Salem

and with all the lovely finished knits.

And who thought having children at knitting social is distracting and not so much fun?

Think again. It was a bliss.

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)

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Comments on: "Life’s Surprise" (7)

  1. Congratulations to Skye! That’s wonderful! I’ll say it again on Facebook.

  2. Congrats to the teen! That is wonderful, even if you wonder about it…

    • And her teachers know her overall work, so it’s really no wonder they nominated her.

      • Thanks for the insight, Michele. We are really proud of her. It was just “weird” that she was even nominated. I guess you are right in that–regardless she’s homeschooled or not–her characters and traits shine through everything she does while in or off school.

  3. Your kids are remarkable ! You are remarkable !! Your bookcafeshop social is truely what I thirst for.

    • Thanks, Jen. I do have some amazing kids (can’t say they are my credit, though!) I love my book shop here and take it for granted. I always think every town has that one special community place…at least where I have been. I can’t imagine you don’t have one where you are? Ooooh, you are about 45 minutes away from civilization, right?

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