Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Another one bites the dust

Ok, I was having flashbacks to elementary school. We used to listen to Queen during art class. So, sometimes, when I am in an artistic mood, Queen pops into my head. Please, no one diss Mr. Green for letting us listen to what might could be objectionable music in art class. He was one of the best art teachers ever. I went to elementary school in the late 70's, and that just about says it all. My third grade teacher drove a VW Van. Avocado Green. By the way, my youngest sings "We Will Rock You" all the time, but doesn't quite make the segway to "We Are the Champions".


Anyway, back to the present time, I finished this quilt the other evening. It is a Halloween Baby quilt. The pattern is "Stars in His Eyes" by Becky of Quiltpox. I started it a year ago, made it through the quilting, but not the binding. I am so happy it is done and ready to be packed for the hospital.

I did live through the last back to school night for the year last night. I think maybe I should refrain from going out in public because I spent a lot of the time writing snarky notes to my husband about different things that were going on. I would give you examples, but I am afraid someone I know might read this blog and the comments were not fit for public consumption. Suffice it to say that my son will have a good school year, and if I have to supplement the Social Studies curriculum A LOT, then so be it. Just think, one year, in the not so distant future, I will have four of these to attend! Oh, and my guess is I am not the only one who rolls her eyes at some of the things people ask. By the way, college admissions people never see your middle school transcripts. Really, they don't. They just want you to get your act together by high school. (And I am one of the nuttier moms who thinks her child has a great shot at Yale, even though his dad and I didn't go there.) Anyway, I am becoming more and more antisocial. And I wasn't that social in the first place...

9 comments:

Rian said...

Jules, if you think you're antisocial now, just wait til you get a little older! LOL, just joshin' ya.

Love the quilt, and LOVE Queen! I think your art teacher was right. At least he played music! I entered school in the 50s when you still had to color inside the lines or the teacher would put a red mark on the boo-boo.

My Brain on Quilts said...

You are not antisocial. . . . you have discriminating taste and demand only the highest level of company.

So why do you keep avoiding me?

Jane Ann said...

LOL, Rian's right--take it from our long view. From 35 on, you begin to not suffer fools so gladly! But your post sounds so...so...so UNjules (remember the UNcola?). As Idgy Threadgood in "Fried Green Tomatoes" said, "How many o' them hormones are you TAKin'?" Only yours are being administered for you, against your will! Cheer up. You have adolescence to get through, yet (the childrens'; not yours).

Now, let me get this straight: You started a Halloween quilt a year ago and you're taking it to the hospital with you when you go to have your baby THIS Halloween? Damn! I thought I was good at the planned pregnancy thing!

BTW, DGD Ella was due on December 23 so her Great-grandmother made her a crib quilt that had quite a few holly, Santa, stocking, and Christmas tree patches in it. Only thing is, Ella decided to be a Thanksgiving turkey instead, and arrived on November 22! We still love the quilt and will just tell her why she has a Christmas quilt some day when she can understand.

The Calico Cat said...

How funny - I am laughing because I would so be like you! Snarky notes and all. (heck I'd probably blurt something...)

Debra Spincic said...

Lissen up, Jules, Antisocial is my Middle Name! How do you think I get some many quilts made?

Do you really think I want to sit at luncheon after luncheon and hear about what medicine people are taking for their ailments?

Give me a break! You go be however you want to be. . .

jenclair said...

Certainly a theme running through these comments. I actually think I'm more patient now than when I was younger, but still prefer reading and crafting to socializing.

My opinion (which means little) is that people who entertain themselves don't rely on company as much -- or maybe require a more genuine sort of company. Blogging provides an excellent community for those of us who dread those situations.

Love the baby quilt, Jules. You are now quite prepared for the arrival.

Frederique said...

What a beautiful baby quilt, well done. Congratulation to finish it, and to give it !

Tracey said...

AH!!!! I think Jenclair hit the nail right square on the head. I *love* it!

My opinion is that people who entertain themselves don't rely on company as much -- or maybe require a more genuine sort of company.

It's not that I don't like the human interaction....it's just that I'm a bit more picky of the sort of human interaction I enjoy. Really now...let's just be honest here. :oP

At least you are only at the "anti-social" stage now. When you move into the "hermit" stage...THEN people's eyebrows start to wiggle. ;o)

Hedgehog said...

What a great Halloween quilt!