Friday, November 14, 2008

Maps and Knees

Hi All!

Well, I made it through the day yesterday with my "naughty knees." After taking a big Motrin and going to bed, I woke up today with my knees not feeling too bad. Not good, mind you, but not too bad. And then . . . IT happened.

You know I love my cats. They are like my children. However, just like children, they can be a little annoying at times. Well, this morning, Skor was whining and following me around really, really closely. In fact, he was walking around my feet while I was walking. This is normally not a big deal but this morning my knees were still a bit "off."

One thing led to another and . . . I ended up tripping over Skor and falling . . . to my knees. Luckily, I managed to break my fall with the bed a bit so the impact wasn't full force but it still HURT! Skor - he was fine and dandy. Me - well, can I just say . . . my knees hurt again!

Oh well!

Class last night was sort of fun. We had divided into two groups and made games. The games involved telling directions in sign language. My group (my friend T and I) made a map of an island with a city, a desert, a rain forest, a swamp, a cemetery, a regular forest, and rivers and a lake. I spent a lot of time adding detail. T got the map colored and laminated. We made little game pieces with pictures of pirates (I forgot to mention it was a pirate map theme) with the faces of our classmates on them. Our direction cards were well written. I was pretty happy with our effort.

The other group made a very cute mall. It had two floors stores made of boxes and all kinds of neat little details. The path we were to follow was made out of candy and there were clothes and shoes in some of the stores - stolen from Polly Pocket! Their cards . . . well, let's say were adequate. Their game was cute looking but really not too interesting to play.

Anyway - we had to play our games (we played theirs and they played ours). Then we got our scores. We got a 17 out of 10 for creativity while they got the full 20. I just don't think that was too fair! I mean, we created an entire island nation and little pirates with familiar faces on them!

Oh well, life isn't fair! I can't wait until this class is over.

I did have some fun last night though. I stopped into the ASL 1 classroom to see some friends and I got to talk to their teacher. She was a lot of fun. We had a nice conversation about all kinds of things.

I wish I had taken her ASL 2 class!


Voice Update: Doing well. I realized I like ASL so much because I have entire evenings in which I don't need to talk at all and can still carry on a conversation!


MUD said...

Our Front Porch Kitty walks in front of me until I feed him about every time I go out. There have been times when I have kicked him to keep from tripping. He doesn't seem to learn. I just hope I don't one day fall and have a kitty mash in the garage. Oh well... MUD

Mental P Mama said...

Ouch. You can't seem to catch a break! I hope Skor stays clear of you today;)

Coffee Bean said...

Awww... I feel for ya! Your story kind of reminds me of when I helped my son with a paper and he only got a B on it. Uh... WHAT?!?! I could NOT believe it! AND I was offended!

I get the shot with the camera on the 19th... next week... already getting the nervous belly over it.

noble pig said...

Okay you were screwed out of not fair....stage a protest, in sign language of course...I won't tell you what finger I'd use.