Sometimes you just get lucky.
I happened to comment at just the right time on Alexis’s blog and was a winner!!!
I came home from work a couple of days ago and Evan4 was sitting on the couch under the rainbow quilt, which in the back of my mind I thought was a bit odd because it wasn’t a particularly cold day.
“Surprise!” he said, and threw back the quilt and handed me a very heavy box full of all sorts of things. He had cleverly secreted the box beneath the folds of the quilt so I didn’t suspect a thing.
It was like an early Christmas. Have a LOOK at all of the fun things she sent us…
(um… that would be in the photo above this chunk of words. ) Here is a selection of some of the things she sent:
Look at the buttons! Resting on the bright and sassy tea towels, just right for summer. After getting into chooks, veggie growing and soap making, the next logical step is to use wooden clothespegs on my line. Alexis has got me started!
The biggest crochet hook I’ve ever seen… (might come in handy for the next time David2 needs the regrowth on his dreads recrocheted…)
… though I’m deeply suspicious about what the scrapbooking book says about her opinion of my braininess. I’m deeply clever; my cleverishness is beyond doubt.
Two blank notebooks… OMG!! Nothing is more filled with delicious possibility than a blank notebook. (That’s why teachers decide to teach- the stationary. Playing with the minds of the young is simply a bonus.)
Sticky notes! Maybe this will make me more organised. (Scott, you’ll be pleased to know that I’m sitting next to Liz. She has taken over your role of keeping me organised for meetings. She always has extra handouts, so I swan into English meetings and appear as if I know what I’m doing.)
I was really interested in this story in one of the magazines she sent. Imagine making bags from old men’s shirts? (Well, the actual age of the gentlemen who owned them is irrelevant. I was talking about the age of the shirts.) I’ve earmarked this idea as one I’m going to play with.
Thank you so much, Alexis! It really made my day. Isn’t the blog world lovely?
Oops… the bell has just gone so I’m off to teach my year 9 English class for the last time this year. I’m giving them the teacher survey to do, (evaluating me as an educator, which is read by the administration), and in a wild coincidence I’m also bringing lollies in for them. Hmmm… do I give the lollies before I give out the survey, or after…?
Wish me luck!