Saturday, August 23, 2008


Well, summer is coming to a slow end. I can see the leaves beginning to turn and some of those are even fluttering to the ground. I can't tell if it's because it's a little dry from a lack of rain or fall really is approaching. It seems time does pass fast.

Well, I haven't blogged much this summer, all of three to four entries. Nothing exciting happening here. Not much knitting going on either. But I have discovered something about myself. Maybe it's not really a discovery as much as it is an admittance. I like learning to do new things, but as soon as it becomes more difficult than I think it should be, I panic and back off. I've been told I don't give myself enough credit when I think I can't do something. In reality, I think I'm afraid to try to trudge on. Afraid of that possibility of failure. I'd rather quit before I discover I can't accomplish. I feel like I always learn enough to be dangerous with the information. But really, how do you know if you've finished learning whatever it is and that you are now just trying to put your own spin or improvision on what you've learned. I have to admit, that's what I've been doing with my knitting. I mean, I know I haven't learned it all but the basic stithes have been learned and when I look at patterns I think I might like to knit, I think to myself "I'd like it except that sleeve or neckline" - I would rather knit a different type of sleeve or neckline on that. And so, then I think, "oh I can't do that, heck I've yet to finish a sweater or a sock." I've begun those things but not finished them. Hence, the lack of confidence that I can. I think I have some ADD to go along with that although that's a self diagnosis. I don't like realizing my imperfections. Damn!

Monday, August 04, 2008


Well, it's that time of the year again. Volleyball. Every weekend in August will be filled with driving anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours to a destination to play volleyball. My daughter's high school has a very agressive game schedule. Why you ask for such a small high school? It produces the area's most competitive players. Will the D1 sports programs look our way? Only if you whistle and snap your fingers and wiggle your index finger. The high school aspires to become a team that can compete with at least the two top high school volleyball teams of the state, let alone possibly the nation. I've seen our little program grow quite a bit in the past five or six years and the girls that have gone through have worked extremely hard for their achievements thus far. I have a few more years to watch and I am certain the girls will make us proud. We actually are scheduled to play, in regular season, the two top schools of the state and I am looking to hopefully surprise them. If anything, the girls will get a taste of what hey can be. I can't wait!