Sunday, October 31, 2010

I am so glad that October is basically over

As you know I planned the math conference for the beginning of the month.  What I didn't post is that my mother went in the hospital the day before.  She stayed in for 12 days then came home.  She has been convalescing until Friday morning when we had to rush her back to the hospital.  Well she has been in ICU for the weekend but is now being moved to a room.  Hopefully she will get to go home soon.  Keep us in your prayers for a fast and full recovery.

 On the stitching front.  I finished one of the Geometric Needlepoint patterns while my mom was in the hospital earlier this month.  I framed it for her and it hangs in her stitching room.  This weekend I finished a fleece blanket with owls on it.  You know the one - cut and tie knots.  I also finished crocheting 4 Halloween trick or treat skull bags for the 4 youngest - and still trick or treating - boys.  They are so cute.  I already have request from the 7 and 5 year old for a pumpkin and a Frankenstein for next year.

I've been working on several things but it has been slow going.  Hopefully I will be able to finish some stuff the month of November.  When things slow down, I will post pictures of the Halloween bags and  framed needlework for my mother.

Well I am exhausted.  Trying to keep myself awake until it is a decent time to go to bed.  I think I will go stitch for a while.

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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Yeah I survived

I survived the conference.  I planned and executed a regional mathematics conference for community college faculty by myself (for the most part).  It had a bumpy start (I forgot to print extra forms and someone who was helping me started the conference early.)  but it went smoothly after that. 

We had a wonderful presenter, Elayn Martin Gay - textbook author.  Her presentation was wonderful and useful on helping students to get organized to learn.  Then she show everyone how to make a latern with Kirigami.

Afterward, we had 3 breakout sessions with 3 presenters per session.  The continental breakfast by Spoondance Catering was great along with the pulled pork/ pulled chicken meal from Squealer's of Meridian.  If nothing else, the attendees were well fed.

I am happy that it is over. 

At the business meeting I was elected Mississippi Vice President and Chair of the Policies and Procedures committee.

Well got to go to work
Thanks for stopping by to read my ramblings.