That's very sweet of you! Thank you so much! I know I have most of the patterns....I think I am missing only 3 or 4. The problem is that they are packed away somewhere and I don't have time to dig for them until I return sometime in a couple of weeks! We are finishing one of the rooms in the basement for my sewing room but have had no extra time to finish it until after harvest. I will be sure to get back to you when I return! xoxox
Thank you for the reassurance. I was telling my daughter that I miss the days when I could fix anything for her with cookies. On the other hand, I'm glad I don't have to decide for my son about this--no longer my bucket to carry. I am sure he will be happier working with people than he would be on his own in a lab. And yes, there is an ongoing shortage of science teachers here, and he will be able to teach both chemistry and biology. Finding a job in a small town, his preference, should not be a problem.
Gardengirl--my DS is graduating from college in December and was planning to go to get a PhD in entomology, until he realized how little he would be teaching and how much time would be spent on research and grant writing. He is applying for a MATs program to teach biology in high school. He has been collecting and filing teaching ideas for years. He has had some experience before classrooms, tutored extensively, and absolutely loves biology. This is what he had originally wanted to do and we had discouraged him b/c of the difficulties he would face. But he is an adult, and he really has thought it through. Don't know why I'm telling you other than your being a high school teacher. I'm apprehensive, but probably I would be anyway.
Okay, small world. I just saw you comment (and fluent German!) on Milavia's page. We've had several exchange students from Wiesbaden when my sons were in HS. They, in turn, went to Wiesbaden. Any chance you would have known the Kahls? They were both Drs and hosted our youngest son when it was his turn to exchange. I've got a few Wiesbaden "artifacts"! lol
Sent! While I'm on the subject of pies, I'm trying to remember the name of a pie that probably is bake the same way as shoo-fly, but had a chocolate *bottom*. I think it might have been called something like Black Bottom (?!) pie, but for the life of me I can't recall. Ever heard of a dessert like that? ( Since I'm originally a PA girl, it might be one of those Pennsylvainia Dutch "things".) I'll ask around in my family.
Hi gardengirl, thanks for your dear comment. Now we are already better, I talk a lot with my children about her grandmother. This helps us. I think to Christmas it becomes heavy once again.
I find a lot of distraction by quilting, now have begun with Applique. I have visited for it on the week-end a course and have my first block already almost ready. Kind regards Sylvia
You write a very good German if only my English was half as good.
Hello gardengirl. Thank you for the acceptance of the friendship. In the time when you have lived in Wiesbaden big layouts were in Germany going. I come from Eastern Germany and we could not leave our country till 1989. When the wall fall down, this was a big joy for us. Everywhere suddenly we could travel there. I was in 2006 with my man in New York, it was an overpowering experience.
Were you as a teacher in Germany? Your German are very god, I was surprised to be read here German words.
Good morning! Good to hear from you. We haven't had the heat you've had so far. It's been a fairly cooler, wetter summer. We've had over 4" of rain this week. I wore a sweatshirt on the 4th of July, if you can imagine! I suppose we'll have our heat in August. :0) Hope all is well with you and yours. We can't complain here.