With the mitten behind me, and the ending of same haunting me with it's ugliness, I gave in and thought I might try a sock.
"What?! Are you insane!?" I hear you cry. Yeah, I guess I must be, but let me tell you, it's not that bad.
Yes, I have had moments where I wondered what was in my glass, but I've also been lucky enough to have MOM only a phone call away. With her instructional email printed out and in front of me, and the phone on my shoulder, I've managed to nearly complete one sock. I had it on my foot and I've made it to the arch. It has a royal blue flecked cuff and a baby blue body, and it will have a royal blue toe, I think. (I'll post a photo when I finish the sock) So far, I'm very pleased with the way it's turning out. A website I'd like to point you to (if you're the knitting sort) is http://www.knitty.com/issuespring05/FEATsocks101.html
I'm also encouraged by the Yarn Harlot's many knitting adventures.
School starts again on tuesday. The School Board still has not responded to my letter explaining why Shandon will not be attending school this year. First thing in the morning, I have a meeting with the new principal to see what can be done to get Braydon a different teacher. The teacher he has been assigned cannot teach children with a learning disorder. I don't mean she's not allowed, I mean she is incapable. She taught Shandon for grade two and it was an unmitigated, horrible, emotional nightmare. She furthered his sense of emotional isolation, cramped the potential for learning and along the way gave the other kids more fuel for teasing. Even against our pediatrician's objections, she left Shandon out in the hallway instead of teaching him within the group. Long story short... she's not teaching Braydon. So the little guy will not be attending the first day of grade two. I expect we'll be able to get it all sorted out. Apparently this principal has taken all kinds of training in the special ed arena, and Braydon has all kinds of documentation to record his ADD, NVLD and depression.
So, we'll see.