Today is the feast day of Saint Rita. She is the patron saint of impossible cases. Why, you might ask, would I mention that little fact in a yarn along post? Well, my friends, I have a partially finished baby blanket and the recipient's due date was, um, yesterday! If I knit continuously for the next 3 days, I might be able to complete it, but that just isn't going to happen. I know my friend is a patient soul, not to mention just an incredible person and I am blessed, blessed I tell you, to call her my friend, so just maybe it will be all right if it is a little late.
I also mention Saint Rita because there are so many other impossible cases in my life right now. I won't go and list them, it would not be a good idea to look at a list like that. Just say a little prayer if you are the praying kind of person, will you? I know I will be petitioning good St. Rita daily.
Reading has been light, both in content and amount. Therese is currently loving the Frances stories, which is fine by me, because I love them too.
I also have a funny reading moment with Jack that I want to write down so I won't forget it.
In his reader, the story was talking about shopping. The mom bought a ham. The dad bought a hat. The child wanted to buy a pup. At this point, Jack looks at me and says in a shocked voice, "They are going to let him have a dog?" Then he reads the next line which said "No, you may not have a pup." Jack giggles and turns to me, "I knew it!" Then the next child wants a pig. Jack is laughing out loud at this point in the story and says, "Oh. They'll never let him have that!"
Not every story goes like that with Jack, but I sure do appreciate it when it does. He has become a reader, which is always a great accomplishment for both teacher and student!
Joining Ginny, as always.