I am so lazy today. After the kids went to school I went back to bed until after 11. Aaaahhh it was good. So far no walking or house work or anything. I am a lazy ass and I will not feel guilty. Much. Ok I feel guilty. BUT in my favour? Hman took a day to work at home, getting the tires put on my car for winter (plus a new tie rod...doh!) and now has gone to the movies to commune with his inner Bond...James Bond.
Cameron will be sleeping over at his buddy's house tonight. Its so weird that they are at that age of sleep overs, Cameron more so than Benoit. Ben has school friends and his social skills are getting better, but that hasn't directly translated to regular socialising outside of school. He has asked a couple of buddies over this weekend to play but so far one can't due to family obligations and we aren't sure about the other. I hope he can because it will make Ben so happy. We got a brochure for secondary schools from school and thats kinda freaking me out too. 2010 will see Ben enter Secondary One (7th grade) and attend a new school. Here, unlike anywhere else I have lived, a family is given choices of what school to send their kids to rather than just going to the one for that district. there are schools with intensive programs based on sports or the arts. In these programs the students cram a school years worth of curriculum into a shorter time span and then the rest of the school time is devoted to the specialty of the program such as music, skiing, hockey, football, or what have you. It takes a hard working student to succeed in these programs and to handle to pressure of the school work and also the elementary school has to recomment the student is up to it or not. I don't think we will be looking into any of these with Ben's difficulties. I have one I am most interested in seeing Ben attend but its not just up to us.
Tonight I will be going to Effiloche. I've been knitting yarn sample swatches for various luxury yarns in the shop. So far I think my favorite has been a merino silk blend by Mirasol. Got gauge with no problem and it whipped up super quick on 4 mm needles. I have 3 swatches finished and I think in all it took 3 1/2 to 4 hours. The Rowan yarn took longest because its tiny and I didn't get gauge and had to start over with larger needles. Bleah. Nice yarn but TOO TINY for me.
Anyways...look how dull we are today! Boring boring boring. ;oP