Monday, November 5, 2012

what is the point?

What is the point? Last week you asked if she was going to do something specific. The answer was no, and what she is doing instead. You then launched on, if she was going to do the specific thing, it was up to her to pay for it, and get rides. What is the point, you had been told she was not going to do it and why. Was it that important to say you were unwilling to help?

What is the point? I was having a conversation with that person when you walked up, positioned yourself between us, back to him, and started talking with me. You are 72, not two, you would have been rather intolerant of me had I been so rude to you at any point in my life.

What is the point? Have I done this yet? Yes, and this is the result. Well then you need to do it again, because you don’t have the answer for me I want.

What is the point? Does she need money for this? No, she doesn’t, it isn’t a sport. Oh, wait, you actually listened to an answer rather than going ahead with your pre-determined lecture.

What is the point of pretending to ask and listen to an answer, when you are just using it for a launching point of a lecture? The pretext is old, if you are going to lecture, just get it done already, rather than pretending it is an off the cuff response to my answer.

I am hoping to get Wingspan to the 50% mark today. We will see if it happens.


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Day 4

The girls ended up in 4th place at the district tournament yesterday. It ended up being a very long day. The matches were scheduled for an hour and a half each, but almost every match went well past that mark. By the third match of the day, they were already an hour behind schedule, and it got worse as the day progressed. The match that was supposed to start at 6 was not finished until well after 9. The fans got their money’s worth!

I got my Wingspan mistake ripped out, and got it back on the needles prior to leaving for the tournament yesterday. That was in the first section. I have eight rows completed of the third section at this point. I am wondering if I can get it completed in time to wear it at state this coming weekend.




Saturday, November 3, 2012

Day 3

The boys won their game last night. They are on to the first round of state playoffs next Saturday. It is a game they are very capable of winning. Winning does take teamwork, a place where this group of boys has been lacking.

The girls are playing today for seeding in the state tournament. They need to win two matches to get the third place seeding. They have played all of the three teams they could face, and have split with the team they are playing first. The loss was on the opponents home court, with homer officials. At our home court, with what I am going to call neutral officials, they won. Today is neutral court (although our girls are probably more comfortable in that gym) and neutral officials. I hope our girls really go to play. The second match, well, it depends on the outcome of the two prior matches. Take that as it comes. As the official scorer for all of our matches today, I can only assure the book is kept correctly.

Working on Wingspan, all knit, all the time, right? Well, except when you are slipping a stitch at the start of the rows. So why the heck last night in the car did I purl back a row? Yeah, I am a happy camper, I have to go visit the frog pond. I want to get that done, and get it back on the needles (alpaca on addi lace needles) before getting into the bouncy bus to go to the district game. We may be taking vans to the district tournament rather than riding the bus today. I know we are taking vans and a car to the state tournament rather than a bus. Makes sense, less fuel and the district doesn’t have to pay a driver, plus driver meals, plus driver room while staying at the tournament.

I am composing this blog post in word, rather than in blogger, and I really hate the grammar checker in word. It is inaccurate if you do not use standard sentence structure. One of the sentences in the prior paragraph had to be recomposed three times before it didn’t get the green underline. In my head I was able to diagram the sentence and verify it was not a fragment, but it was still getting flagged. I had a composition teacher in high school that made use diagram sentences. I hated it, but it was a great tool. Diagraming sentences is not as bad when you can use pen and paper. I had an instructor in college who made us diagram sentences on a typewriter. (They existed prior to word processing applications.) That REALLY sucked.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Day 2

Last night the girls unfortunately lost.  They can do no better than 3rd in District playoffs.

Tonight, the boys football team is playing their crossover game. They won home field advantage, but because of the condition of the field, it is not considered to be playable, so they will be playing on the turf in Centralia. If they win, they will be in the first round of playoffs next week against Raymond in Aberdeen.

In knitting news, I started working on Wingspan last night, and it is a rather addictive knit. I can see why this is such a popular item. Knitting is easy and rhythmic, great mindless knitting.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Long time no blog

Blogging again, going to try blogging for a month again, and keep it up, maybe sporadically. I thought about going for the novel, but that really isn’t my type of writing.

So this evening, I will be keeping score for DD#2’s volleyball team, on their quest for state seeding. They have already punched their ticket for state, now all that is left is to try and get the best seed they can, going into state. Going into district, they got the worst seed they could, and still make it, and then punched their ticket the first night. They played a five set and a four set match to earn their way. Winning six out of nine games in one night is earning your way there.

Riding the bus I may start working on a different knitting project, as my current project is losing its portability. I am working on a sweater of my own design for DD#2, and right now I have the back on the circular needle I used up to the divide, and the front is on straights, a bit cumbersome but not too bad. I am going to start a set of wrist warmers for DD#1, she has complained her office is cold, and her birthday is coming up.

I was going to blog ahead what is on tap for tomorrow evening, but I think I will save that for tomorrow’s blog fodder.

Talk to you tomorrow.