This week (posted by Ann)
Well, I can definitely say that it's been busy! Let's start with the fun stuff, shall we? Steve ran in a huge cross country invitational this morning, and he did great. Here he is at the top of a hill that I wouldn't have wanted to run up.
He did very well, he finished 30th out of over 200 and was really proud as you can see in this picture with his friends after the finish. Gatorade and a ribbon are clearly the right reward!
I volunteered to help set up the "team tent", which is for the team to hang out, leave their stuff, etc. Here is the Barrington team tent - the only one like this out of the 40 schools at the invitational.
And here is what most teams had.
But, best of all, here is what the winning team had. Hmmmm.
Now, on to the finished object. It's not pretty, so don't laugh too loud. !
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I've already ripped the seams and frogged back the offending sleeve. Re-knitting is going to require wine, and I have to hurry since the baby is already here. Other than my inability to count increases correctly, the rest of the sweater looks great. Look at this shot of the cables on the back - I can obviously count at least some of the time!
And in closing, it was in some respects a tough week. 9/11 is always hard for me because I think about all the people I knew. Wendy Faulkner, and her 13 year old daughter who carried a teddy bear to the funeral. Michael Opperman, who sent me an e-mail wanting to talk to me at 8:48 AM on 9/11. Steven Poulos, who sang for me on the streets of NYC when I told him I didn't believe the rumor that he was an opera singer on the side, and who died because he went back into the building to get the backup tapes. I remember them, and I think about how it should have been different for them and for all the others, and wonder how it will end.