Thursday, April 03, 2008

Of Socks and Conferences

Socks. I love socks. I love to knit them, I love to wear them and I get a strange satisfaction from throwing them away when they are worn out. Don't know why, I just do. This week, so far, Little Squid has worn a too small pair of hand knit socks (guess I know what my summer knitting will be) and just now threw away a standard cotton boys sock due to heel hole. Now if I only knew how many whole pairs he still has ...

Tonight and tomorrow are Parent-Teacher conferences in the NYC High Schools. My problem with conferences is the small bit of time between the end of the day and the start of conferences. It is really not enough time to leave the neighborhood for a nice meal and, is really far to early for the same. Back when the kids were small, and my mother-in-law was taking care of them, I'd hie downtown for a quick meal with my kids. Mom, a former high school teacher herself, always had dinner on the table as soon as I walked in the door. I'd spend an easy hour or so with her and the kids and then run back uptown. Its the running that drove and drives me crazy. That said, I think that tonight I will take a walk instead of aiming for a sit down dinner. Maybe I'll grab a sandwich at a local taquira and then find a quiet corner to knit in.

4 comments:

Penny said...

May it go well, please eat!! and I hope that your feet are feeling better.

Susan said...

Oh your poor feet! I hope they and your head feel much better today. Conferences sound really icky. I figure if someone says "we need to talk about..", then I'm in trouble *G*. Hope you find something tasty to eat to kinda take the edge off.

Dee said...

Hope the conferences goes quickly and that you get your "bite to eat".

Happy knitting!

Cookie said...

I hope your day is going well.

Ya know, there's nothing wrong with spending a summer knitting socks. ;^)