Drive By Posting
I've worked late every Monday this month.
Well, and tonight. But I got out "early" at 6:30 p.m.
I've had scant time on the 'puter too to fart around too. Thus the lack of posts and blog surfing.
We've been busy getting Dr. Mad Scientist's resume ready.
There's a chance the Program might break their end of the contract now that Governor Chris "Krispe Kreme" Christie and his team of trained chimps have had their way with the budget in particular the education part of the budget. Allegedly Dr. Mad Scientist and his Program Peeps get priority in hiring for Math and Science teachers in Newark, but...no gurantees.
Why would Krispe Kreme care? His kids go to private school.
Needless to say, if Dr. Mad Scientist doesn't get a job in Newark and the Program breaks THEIR side of the contract then the plan is to find him a job teaching somewhere around here for a year, save up some money and then get the hell out of here.
You screw us New Jersey, we ain't sticking around.
It's still too early to count our dead chickens, so we'll see.
In the meantime life around here has been all about boxes.
And more boxes.
But things have still been crafty.
I had a hankering for a spring/summer skirt.
Why yes, that is the same fabric I used to make my Lantern Moon round double point needle case. I love it!
I think I'm getting more girly in my old age with all the pink. I even bought purple shoes to match this skirt.
Finally, and this one is for Karen whose kiddo did his very first book report (he's two grades ahead of Chunky and Chunky is very jealous that he didn't have to do one til now! Chunky's been doing book reports since first grade).
Remember back in the day when you just wrote a report about a book?
Not anymore! You have to do a little project with the book.
This quarter the kids had to read a biography and then dress up like the person they did the biography on. Tomorrow they'll do presentations to the class dressed up like their person in their book.
Chunky chose a book about Abraham Lincoln.
He claims that Honest Abe never smiled for pictures--so he didn't smile.
I cannot confirm whether or not our 16th President was a Nittany Lion fan though.
All I have to say is every other parent in his class can bow to my kick-ass Abraham Lincoln costume making skills!
I sewed the stovepipe hat (which admittedly is a bit too tall) out of felt without a pattern--just a calculator and the formula to find the diameter of a circle.
The bowtie was fashioned out of some leftover felt from the hat.
But the cherry on top is the beard.
It's a piece of black merino roving I had in my fiber stash.
Ha ha! What other parent would have that lying around? Ok, maybe a lot of my readers would, but none of my readers are the Soprano Moms at Chunky's school running basil rackets.
I merely tied a pair of black yarn loops around each end of the "beard" and all he has to do is loop it around his ears and he's ready for business.
Hail to the Chunky!