Isn't it September? Haven't I just started back to school? Didn't we in the US just celebrate Labor Day last week? Isn't Mama Mia's 1st wedding anniversary coming up in a couple of weeks? Didn't The Professor and I just comment that September 4th would have been his parents' 65th anniversary and is the 35th anniversary of our engagement?
Then, why oh why, is my Christmas cactus blooming?
It bloomed in the spring and is blooming again, having at least twenty buds on its spindly neglected stems. When we moved, I threw my houseplants in the back of the car, squished them down so they would fit in the trunk (boot) and after we arrived at the new house, I shoved them along the side of the car port and ignored them, not even remembering to water them most of the time. A couple of weeks ago, I managed to drag them around to the front door so I might remember to water them more often, but I haven't decided where I want them in the house so they've stayed outside, enduring the cool evening breezes and the hot, hot days this week. Evidently, the Christmas cactus thrives on neglect and severe weather extremes.
School has been a little crazy. Because I work with kindergarteners, I never know what kind of a day I'll have. Yesterday we had three little ones screaming and crying for their mamas. Today was better, only two screamers, and then they only cried intermittently. Even so, I am amazed at how much these little five year olds are learning. They can line up now, they know where to go for snack time and lunch, they are even learning the names of the letters. Each day we repeat everything and a few more kids 'get it'. "Zip your lips and tiptoe past the other classrooms." After using the restroom, "Flush and Wash." "A says 'a', as in apple." Working with little ones can be great fun; they just suck up the knowledge like little sponges.
I went to my knitting group last night but only one other person showed up (good to see you, Kristin!). I just sat there and worked on my next baby sweater. This time I am using Caron Simply Soft. Same pattern-- Pure and Simple Neck down Cardigan. I love that pattern.
Basketweave stitch in the body, garter stitch ribbing.
What do you think? Is it a boy's sweater or a girl's?