Let’s talk crocheting!!! .
This is something that I have been meaning to learn for many years, to add to my collections of handicraft skills. Anyway, I finally learned it this past Wednesday night at one of the monthly events @loganandfinley. It was so much fun!
Did you know that crochet is a therapeutic form of Occupational Therapy??? Yup, it can be used to develop neuromuscular skills, fine motor skills, bilateral coordination, attention/focus, following directions in a sequence, and even cognitive skills! This can be done by almost any age (okay, so not babies, but preschoolers and up for sure) including those with different abilities (by adapting as necessary). .
Arts & crafts used to be part of the Occupational Therapy school curriculum #backintheday, isn’t that so cool?
I still use my tube TV! I actually won this 📺 my senior year of high school in 1999/2000 for wearing my seatbelt while leaving the school parking lot! A little weird right? But I was thrilled at the time. Some sort of safety reward program they were doing I guess. It has a built in VHS tape player!! Super fancy for the time, but it still works too. I’ve connected a DVD player over the years. It’s moved with me through dorm and apartment years and now lives in my home studio/office. I considered parting with it, but decided it stays. 📞📻📠📽📼📷📟🖨💾Do you have any old technology you love and just can’t part with?
photo by @julesredwine
I’ve never been a good speller, but always determined. “Say it…Say it…Angel.” The mono toned robotic voice of my Speak & Spell learning toy repeated. “Angel,” I said in the backseat of my Aunt Kay’s and Uncle Len’s mini van as we rolled down the highway heading south. It was August, 1992. I was ten. (This picture is from a few years earlier) Our two families were driving all the way to Alabama from Wisconsin for my cousin’s wedding in Gulf Shores. A soft polka music with the familiar accordion sound played in the background, a signature favorite of my uncle’s. We’re part Polish on that side of the family. “Spell Angel…A-N-G-E-L…Angel,” it asked me as I held on to it in my lap across my seatbelt. “Angel…A-N-G-L-E. Angel,” I said as I typed it in. “That’s incorrect…Say it…Say it…” “Annie!” my auntie Kay yelled back at me over the polka music as I tried again. Realizing I got the “E” and “L” backwards I re-entered my answer. “That’s correct! Say it… Say it…” and I was on to the next word.
My Aunt still reminds me to this day how she will never forget me using this toy during that road trip and the annoying “Say it…Say it…” repeating from the seat behind her.
#ilovespellcheck (This is a snippet from a post on my blog.) Click my profile for a link to read more.
Remember stretching the cord? Anyone’s phone number you still know by heart? I’d like to actually talk on the phone more. How about you? Maybe if we pretend talking on the phone is more like it used to be...it won’t be so scary. Photo by @julesredwine