My girl, looking nerdy from head...
She participated in the Fox Valley Literacy Coalition's Spelling Bee for the second year in a row. Unfortunately, she was up to the microphone only once this year before her team was out of the running. Boo. I've done more exciting things on a Thursday evening, but sure do enjoy the annual spelling bee! This year, a local news anchor was the emcee -- he's a ham, but it was entertaining and the whole show seemed to flow much better.
Plus, there was knitting -- the most perfect thing to do while at a spelling bee! I managed to cast on, join (in the round) (without twisting) (on DPNs) (in a crowded & noisy room), and knit about half a cuff on a Dimorphous Mitten!