Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Parthenons, punch and such

It's a cliche, you know: "Rome wasn't built in a day."
My daughter had a three part homework assignment due today (!), one part of it was to build a parthenon model structure. That ancient Doric temple made for Athena around 432 BC, with the 9:4 ratio, friezes and west pediment depicting the competition between Poseidon and Athena for patron of the city, remember? Go ahead, ask me infinitesimal details about ...parthenons and such. I'm your go to girl. Well, it will stick around thru the rest of the day, probably. And it will slowly be replaced by more practical information, like the ratio of butter to flour in my earl grey cookie recipe.
But that little cliche got me to thinking. We are all having the same week, aren't we?
Sunday, band recital, volunteer for reception and serving punch, Monday, an abundance of rehearsals, gymnastics, a sick kid, Tuesday a whirlwind of baking and punch making for that night's orchestra concert, did I mention I was punch lady again for the reception? (sometimes I joke I carry a hair net and plastic gloves in my purse, just in case) and of course we get back at 9:30 and tackle the Acropolis, a time line, a bit of algebra and a chapter of the Penderwyck's.

But I'm not complaining...I'm just catching my breath. That was just the last 72 hours! We are at the half way point of the last week before kids are out for the holidays and it's always such a hectic mad dash.

Did I mention I've gotten Little Folks voiles in? They are gorgeous! And Love just arrived! And a shipment of Timeless Treasures with alphabets and music sheets and owls and trees! You can find them in my shop.
I am aching to sew. But, first things first.

And first I've got to clean up this ancient Grecian mess of plaster, paint, nails, and bits of dried glue.

Maybe just one cup of tea before I start. Rome wasn't built in a day, they say.
How's your week going?


  1. mine's as hectic. But school just finished, so apart from going to the post office today I'm not leaving the house. I have a mountain of gifts to wrap, sewing for christmas to finish, and tea to drink.

  2. The final Parthenon was really quite a sight though.