Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Too cold to do anything but Knit

Winter certainly has arrived in our part of the world with its very cold winter conditions. With the wind chill we are currently sitting at -25°C. I know I should not complain as the west is experiencing extreme wind chills in the -40's.

However on days like today when its much too cold to go outside - it gives me a perfect opportunity to knit. I am presently working on some new oven mitts for myself. I found a nice mixed colour called wooden moss which should match my kitchen nicely. This is one of the mitts I just finished knitting up yesterday - however its not sewed up yet. I have started working on the second mitt and then I will sew them all together. The green in this mitt is close to the colour I have in my kitchen.

So that is my project I am working on today and possibly try and finish my granny square I was working on as well. I am learning how to crochet. Learned one pattern but have not learned to read a pattern cause I learned how to do the granny square online. So my next thing to do is learn how to properly read a pattern.

Okay off to do something before any more of this day slips away.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Almost Amazing Race Part 2

What an exciting race this was for the students of my son's class. I had Ethan retrace his steps for me so I could share the adventure of this race with all of you.

The race began right inside Ethan's classroom, and all participants started off running out of the school to their first clue which was the local arena. At the arena the teams had to run out onto the ice surface and find the puck with the names of their team members on the puck. Once they find the puck they have to shoot it into the hockey net to receive their next clue.

Ethan's team was the second team to find their puck and shoot it into the net. They scored on their first shot and received their next clue.

The next clue takes to the local food bank where they have to give in their food donation and then head to the post office where they were to receive a key and find the correct box to receive their next clue.

Only one team at a time could enter into the post office. Ethan's team was first to enter. There they received a key and then they had to go find the correct box that the key would fit in. They tried a couple of times and then re-read the clue and then found the correct box on their 3rd try. Inside the box was their next clue.

This clue then took the teams to the railway station. There the teams had to find the missing word in the quote. My son could not remember what the quote was but it took them about 5 minutes to find the missing word. Then they received their next clue which took them to a variety store down town where they could receive a hot chocolate and a clue to their next location.

This clue took them to the skate park. Where they found the following clue.
Once they found the objective to this clue they had to go back to the beginning of this course to complete the obstacle where they had to run through tree's and under the legs of their own team members, then run and get straws off the bench, run around the swings, then to the small play equipment, slide down a slide and then run back to the lady at the beginning of the obstacle to give the lady their straws and received their next clue.

From there they had to run to the high school and sing the ABC's in order to get their next clue which took them too the local library.

Once at the Library the teams had to find a number which represented a book. Once they find the book they would open the book and receive their next clue which they also received a free duotang.

The next clue took them to our local museum where the teams would be given a piece of paper with a series of 5 questions on it. The questions consisted of:
1) how many soldiers in the pictures behind the glass answer: 124
2) Where is the old cash register located? Second floor in store display.
3) What was the museum 100 years ago? A school.
4) What was our town named after? Jake _________ (due to public blog I will leave this out)
5) How man squares on the quilt? 112

Once they got the correct answers they received their next clue. Which took them back to the public school. The boys discovered that once back at the school they had missed a step and had to run back to the food bank. My son did not have time to finish telling me what happened as he had to go back to school as his lunch break was over...

The winners of the Almost amazing race Coleman A, and his partner William W. Congrats boys. I hope you all had fun.

Almost Amazing Race

Today my son's class is involved in a 3 hour trek all over town to find clues in the almost amazing race sponsored by the Local High School.

They kids are in teams of 2 or 3 I believe and they must search all over town for their next clue.

I happened to catch my son and his one team-mate trying to warm in the sun while their other team-mate ran off to find the next clue.

It certainly is not a day to be sitting around trying to soak up the rays with the temps at -15 with a wind chill of -25°C. I am hoping to catch my son's team again so I can get another picture of them and perhaps some of the clues they have found. It sounds like a lot of fun and if it wasn't so cold I think I may have trailed them around town snapping picture of this almost amazing race.

Just a small update - I looked out my window and found the 6th clue all on my own lol. I did see two ladies carrying a similar sign this morning but did not realize they were part of the amazing race until I saw this sign. Wish I stopped them and took a picture - they may have been the first clue lol.

I imagine the race is now over and hope that the kids had a great time. I will be back after lunch to post who the winners were of this almost amazing race. Hope their winnings include something warm lol.....

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Just getting started

Okay this is my first blog that actually has no theme. Its will just be my random ramblings as my blog title states. I pretty much created this blog for my JWPC Swapping friends. Once I am able to collect some postcards I will start posting images of them up here for friends to choose from if they so wish.
Okay I am going to keep this short as I have an order to fill and must get at. Just thought I would not leave this space empty. Gotta put my mark on it lol.

Have a great day.