Monday, February 25, 2013

Only a "Very Good" award

I finished this scarf awhile ago, the same one I have on my project success.  That was before I felted it.  After I felted it, it was so unmanageable and thick it was difficult to wear.  So I took a thick needle and thread and folded it in a half longwise and stitched it together.  This made it a little bit more wearable.  But then again, it is wool, felted wool, itchy and thick and not at all fun to wear.  I wore it with my winter coat one night and couldn't even turn my head.  I gave it another shot and wore it to church another time and my neck was yelling at me the whole time.  Don't think this scarf is going to make it out of the closet very often, if at all. So this project goes down in the record book as receiving a "very good" award, not excellent or superior (these were the awards given out at Jon's science fair, what ever happened to first second and third place?).  This because it does look cute.   Had to take some classic bathroom and dressing room pictures to document this finished project.  Not such a success.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Used Pair of Boots

Thrift store shopping is an adventure all in itself.  You never know exactly what you will find.  You know what you want to find, but there is no guarantee that it will be there.  Eme needed a pair of winter boots, waterproof ones.   We lucked out and found a Land's End pair in good condition that fit, we also found some cool green shoes for Jon and a black and grey pillowcase which will be turned into a batman cape for Sam.  These things came to a total of about twelve dollars.  You can't argue with that.

We have received a lot of snow this winter, so it's no surprise that Sam likes to take his pickax and go mining in the snow.  He's not too keen on wearing his winter boots and hat though.
As far as jobs go, we have only heard back from one company regarding a Post Doc in Ohio.  This would be a temporary thing, only about one or two years.  I hope that within the days and months to come we start hearing back from more schools.  My patience is all but thick these days.