Thursday, December 12, 2013

That was Fast

Wow, that was a fast week.  Weather went from frigid with rain (California style) to pleasant and sunny.  I feel like I hardly had time to breathe.  But Friday is here and I can stop and take some slow breaths and focus my brain on the bright spots.  Here are my Friday Fave Fives:

1.  I knitted a pair of fingerless gloves and posted a photo of them on facebook.  It made me really happy that so many people commented about them and 'liked' them.


And they're warm and comfortable, too.

2.  This Christmas carol.  In the Bleak Midwinter sung by Gloucester Cathedral Choir.  Thanks for sharing, Sara!

3.  Christmas break! Yay!  Last class and last tutoring session for 2013.  I am looking forward to a restful time.

4.  My students always love the last class day before Christmas because they know they will be given these lollypops:

It's fun to see their excitement at receiving such a simple gift.

5.  In turn, my students love to give little gifts, too.  I arrived home with oh so many cookies.  It must be the year for cookies, all kinds--chocolate chip, white chocolate and cranberry, chocolate with sprinkles, and on and on...  I think I'm going to need to throw a cookie eating party to share all. the. cookies.

Happy Third Week of Advent!

14 comments:

Gracie Saylor said...

Happy Christmas break, Linda :) I have had classical Christmas music stations on every day lately and will check out the link you shared. Thanks! A cookie eating party sounds like fun! My youngest daughter is getting together with some women from her husband's side of the family to make cookies all day Saturday for their family cookie exchange. [I bet they eat some, too :)] I have four crocheted wreath ornaments finished and hope to complete more in the weeks ahead. Happy third week of Advent to you, as well :)

Faith said...

Oh enjoy your nice long break!! Here in NY. We have school until the 20th but at least we get two full weeks plus weekends this year!! It is going by so fast!! Enjoy those cookies!!! I freeze them when students give cookies and pull them out during the winter ....yum!! Love your gloves!!! I have store bought ones...yours are so much nicer!!! Happy Advent!

Hazel said...

Cute lollipops! Christmas break is one reason why I love December and the Christmas season. Went to the song link. It's beautiful!

ellen b. said...

Yippee for your Christmas break. Those See's suckers are the best. I have a few cookies here, too. I sent a ziploc bag full of them with Dear for his work mates! Let them get a sugar rush!! Blessings...

Barbara H. said...

I would come to your cookie-eating party! I love In the Bleak Midwinter. The gloves look nice! I hope you have a nice Christmas break!

Anonymous said...

I love your mitten/gloves. Good design and beautiful color. Now you can relax and enjoy the season! Mary

Susanne said...

Gifts of cookies, how wonderful! Freeze some so you can enjoy it through January and February with a nice hot drink! YUMMY.

Love those gloves. Perfect for the chillier weather.

Kathie said...

I love those gloves - you could do a booming business here with those!

Yay for Christmas break - hope you have great books to read while you're munching on all those cookies :)

Happy Saturday!

Bethany Hissong said...

What are the lollipops? You have me in the mood for cookies now! I'm just finishing my cards and haven't started to bake. It was really smart to put your blue gloves on an orange background - the color pops!

Sharon Lynne said...

Yes I love those gloves too. They are great for busy fingers.

It's always nice when school is winding down for Christmas break--except about the part one cannot teach very well at this time. But I have to remember that its a good time to enjoy my students on a different level.

Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh! I love those mitts - are they your own pattern? I have a polar fleece pair like that that I wear a lot this time of year, but handknitted is so much better. I'm glad that you made it to your break and I hope it is restful and restorative!

Roxie said...

What a wonderful week for you. Thanks for sharing with us.

Gattina said...

The fingerless gloves are great ! I only wear those because it keeps my hands warm and I still can handle my camera without problems. There is a cover attached which I can pull over my fingers when I have finished.
Today was aqua gym again, but nobody fell in the pool, lol !

nikkipolani said...

And how fast did the days pass since your post and I hadn't commented! I, too, am really looking forward to a break. How lovely that you had such a fun cookie-send-off from the students.