This knitting only christmas presents thing is soooo sucking because I can’t post any pictures and I can’t really talk about what I’ve been knitting feverishly on or have finished!  Let it be known, though, I’ve been really productive on the knitting front.  Pictures later.

I’m coming down with a cold.  My throat is killing me.  I guess with having 3 members of my household sick the odds were to great to ignore…I hate being sick when its sunny and hot and we are having a big, ol’ heat wave here in Oregon.  I’d really like to cozy up to a fire in my sweats and knit and nap until this cold is gone but it doesn’t look like its going to happen anytime soon….

Lunch_bagAs Cal is travelling to my home town to play the Beavs today, I’ve been preparing my kids for the game by writing their names on their lunch bags with blue and gold sharpies, drawing bear paws, writing Go Bears! and other spirit inducing quotes.  I wrote the first few lines of the old Cal Drinking Song on one (its tame and doesn’t mention drinking until the later lines).  I thought for sure that the older girls would balk at taking their bags to school but they say their friends think its pretty cool that I write on their lunch bags and write such unusual stuff.  Writing on lunch bags is a tradition in our family as our mom did it every morning.  Lunch bag art can be seasonal (Santa, Christmas trees, Easter Bunny, Jack O Lanterns) , personal (good luck on you math test!), or team spirited (Go Bears!  Give ’em the Axe!).  Even my high school senior smiles and proudly takes her lunch in a custom bag.  They’ve even decorated on for me on a morning that I was working but they had no school.  Gotta love traditions….

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