School Days

Well, we’re back from Michigan, and somewhat recovered from the LONG drive from Flint, MI all the way home on Monday. This was a fantastic experience for me, partly because I have never visited that part of the country (except for passing through Chicago Midway on my way west) and for the things we did and saw.

Patti and I took turns driving, and we managed to stop to see Niagara Falls on the way back. it was packed with tourists, but still really quite a sight. I also enjoyed walking around Traverse City, which was charming. I would really like to go back to see some of the other places that people spoke about–Macinac island, parts of the Upper Peninsula, and some of the parks that are supposed to be very beautiful. Just seeing flat land was an experience for a New Englander like me.

Now I have to turn my attention to two things– getting orders done that I took at USIR, and school. My school starts on September 1, but I have to be there on Thursday, Monday, and Tuesday before students come. Meetings predominate, but I also have to get my (tiny) room in order, and begin the task of identifying and scheduling time to see my students.

I usually feel very tired during September–I have to get back in the groove of working all day and sewing in the evening. Maybe this year it will be different. This weekend, August 28, is one of the games I normally attend as a vendor. It is in Quechee, VT, and it is a really cute smaller Scottish games. They also hold the New England Sheep Dog Trials, which is tons of fun to watch.

So, if you’re in the area, stop in to say HI!

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