27 January 2013

Lazy weekend

Tyler had a friend sleep over on Friday night.  I'm not sure why it's called a sleepover...awakeover would be more appropriate. We are still recovering today and are having a great time playing with these cool magnetic connect toys that Tyler got from my Aunt Cyndi and cousin Katy.
Since Tyler has been watching a lot of Spider-Man and other Marvel comic cartoons, Many of the scenarios involved epic battles and the downfall of evil.

24 January 2013

Life Long Learner

One of the things that I loved about teaching was that it allowed me to constantly learn new things.  New ways to teach something, new topics (AVID was great for this!), new management styles.  Every week, something exciting to delve into. 

Recently at my office, the engineers have been on a kick to get their required/updated certifications so there is frequent talk of studying.  It made me kinda nostalgic.  I had a pang of sadness for my lack of interesting lectures and discussions about new ideas.  I was sad that although I continue to learn new things about spinning, weaving, knitting, cooking, household management, etc., I don't have a whole lot of personal interaction with other people who are also learning new things.  (I have kinda slacked off on my knitting group attendance due to holiday craziness and illness.)  It was gently pointed out to me that I don't have to go back to school full time to have that same kind of engaging learning and fresh outlook. 

Gah!  Why do I forget things like that?!?  So, rather than hem and haw about how I wish I could learn something new, I decided to sign up for an online photography class I've been wanting to take for several years.  I am not the best photographer, but it's something that I am interested in becoming better at.  I purchased a new camera about a year ago, but haven't used it to its full potential.  I'm excited to try something new and hopefully be challenged to be more creative.  If nothing else, I'll likely get some good pictures of Ty out of the bargain. 

So...Here's to trying new things.  Learning new things. 

19 January 2013

New year, new effort

Once again, I have had an extended break from blogging and will make a feeble attempt at catching up on nearly a year of life. Since it's a ton of stuff, I will do a photo post.

I did a LOT of knitting...most of it for Nerd Wars on Ravelry.

Tyler and I went camping. Much of our time was spent like this:

Grandma came to visit and Ty had a great time snuggling her.

Tyler started karate and is now an orange belt. He also lost 4 teeth.

I have continued my Doctor Who obsession and picked up a Sherlock (BBC). One of the guys at the office asked me if I was a hipster(apparently due to the fact that I like a few shows that seem to be quite popular right now). Another of the guys told me I'm not cool enough to be a hipster. I'm not sure how to take that. .