Yay, the photographer came from the paper! It was all very surreal. He put all of us on the couch and snapped photo after photo of us smiling with the quilt, holding it up to our chins, which will likely make a doofy picture. But he's snapping and snapping, and we're smiling and smiling, and he finally looks up and says, "I'm just focusing right now." *snort* My youngest daughter kept asking one after another of us to "scoop over", when she wanted to sit where we were. This cracked everyone up, and after that, the photographer would only use the words "scoop over a bit" when he wanted us to move. I hope the folks at the photo shoot where he was headed next had a sense of humor. He was there 45 minutes, which is too long for kids to behave (at least mine?). So they're rolling around on the floor, tackling their dad, and there is the photographer, *snap* *snap* *snap*. Heehee. So I have absolutely no idea what the article or photos will be like. I only have the sinking feeling that I am going to look like a doofus. I realized it afterwards as I was driving my daughter to a play. There isn't any point in dwelling on it, but I am anyway. Doof. I'm sure everyone else will look wonderful!
The play we went to was Galileo, Man of Science, and was directed by the gentleman who is doing the casting for our drama club. Casting is tomorrow! Yay! The kids have been having a great time doing improvisational exercises and learning to emote and project, but after Tuesday, we'll be able to really focus that in a definite way. I have photos of them hamming it up with a game called Family ReUnion, where the kids randomly group up and hold an impromptu reunion, much hugging and giggling. But I don't have anyone's permission to post those pics, so you'll have to trust me. Very funny kids.
Noro sweater should be finished today, because I'd really like to wear it for the casting tomorrow. I will feel very artsy in it, if it fits.... I swatched and all, but I've been losing weight, and it's all a coin toss now. My mom is eyeing it if it comes out a little too large for me. I also started a Christmas scarf last night, the Irish Hiking Scarf from http://www.helloyarn.com/irishhikingscarf.pdf, and it raced right along as I watched "Elf". Hey, guess what? "Elf" is a movie about Christmas that the kids could actually see and enjoy! Yay! Highly entertaining. I'm rather too old to be laughing at jokes written for this youngerage group, but there I was. I felt silly laughing, but it was good laughing. My husband was looking sideways at me and laughing a bit, too, but I'm not sure it was at the movie...
I am off to work. But I've got a hat waiting to be created. The yarn is just sitting by my computer, taunting me.... grrr. One of the kids have already claimed this hat that I was making as a Christmas gift, so I'll have to rethink. They don't usually wear sweaters, so how can I deny them the knitted wear they would use?