Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Seasonal Vocabulary

OK. I think it might be helpful if we all took a minute to reacquaint ourselves with the terminology of Summer Vacation. Up to now, we've been pretty well immersed in the world of middle school education and the angst that comes from being transferred over to The Bad Job At The Middle School Where I Was Sent Without Due Process Or Nuthin'. Summer Vacation blogs are different.

Frankly, I was rather surprised at how quickly I made the transition today. I'd thought I was going to need a week to really get into the swing of things, but I misjudged my ability to be a lady of leisure. Aside from getting up a bit earlier than I meant to, I pretty much picked up right where I left off last August. It seems I am good at this.

One of the things that comes with summer vacation is my ability to stay up later than I do during the school year. I can get out, do stuff...be a grownup. I've been stuck inside for months and now I need to spend some time learning how to be with "others." Hence, I have designed the Summer Of Compensatory Knitting Socialization (S.O.C.K.S) program to help me become a more integrated member of society.

As you may remember, the S.O.C.K.S curriculum requires that I leave my home every Tuesday night around 6:00 p.m. I must then travel by car down to York where I need to locate the parking area outside of The Yarn Sellar. I must exit my vehicle and proceed to the shop where I will sit and knit with other human beings for two hours.

I sit, I knit, I chat. Not only is this good for my social skills, but it is a rather handy way to complete a sock cuff that has been lingering on the needles since there was snow on the ground. This is a good thing since that stupid not-sweater is in time out and I would really like to knit something to prove I still know how.

I hope that this first review of Summer Vocabulary was helpful. I like to think that everyone using the same terminology will make communication ever so much easier. Please tune in tomorrow for our next installment: Visiting The Vegetables, A Wednesday Tradition.

It'll be fascinating!



Beth said...

Can't wait to see the vegetables! It really is summer!

PICAdrienne said...

Is it safe to say the seagulls are generally speaking "off duty" for the season?

trek said...

Your vegetable post will be a very nice compliment to my oatmeal post in the morning!

Mel said...

I considered trying to make to CWS this evening, but I was in the middle of making pizza and shortcake. Besides, my latest project is a lap quilt, and it's a little difficult to lug the sewing machine and everything over there and back.

Donna Lee said...

Ahhhh summer. Isn't it nice to know that your summer skills just come right back? We never really lost them.

Karen said...

I'm so glad you're settling into the summer routine so easily. These days will pass quickly so it's important to get the most out of them.

Knitting Linguist said...

I'm glad to hear that you've hit your summer stride so handily. Of course, I knew you could do it :)

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure that the CWS are the best example of how to become a more integrated member of society, but we sure do have fun! It's good to have you back for the summer!!!!!!