While roaming through blogs today I found a horrible thing at Another Knitting Blog (http://mimoknits.typepad.com/ ): I missed Talk Like A Pirate Day. Here is the official website for others who, like me, missed it: http://www.talklikeapirate.com/

I’ve been sick. I’ve fallen behind on my quilting, missed rehearsals, and scarcely kept up with the laundry. And of course it was also #2 son’s birthday, which might have been slightly more important. It was also a Sunday, so I was not at work and could not have taken the opportunity to say things like, “Avast me hearties! I think you’ll find that Base Ten Blocks are an excellent manipulative for algebra, bucko!” And since I was in bed when not doing birthday things, I would not even have had the chance to say, “Shiver me timbers, Pastor, I certainly enjoyed your message this morning!”

Still, it is sad to think that I will not have the chance for another year. Aaargh!