|"Lookie here Mama! I'm gonna do it.... Watch it! Watch it!"|
|(In which she waits for the cheering applause...)|
Words are hard to come by these days for me. Sickness and allergies, bills and beets, daily education x4, tales of woe, tales that induce belly-aching laughter. Figuring out how to add additional income to our lives for some outrageously expensive orthodontic care for one son. Figuring out how to get the other, younger son to not leave disaster in his wake at every moment and to take care and think things through....like closing the freezer door in the milkhouse instead of leaving it open for HOURS- nearly ruining everything inside or forgetting that the hose is on in the pasture; his job being to fill the water container for the animals and not the entire pasture. (six year olds!) Figuring out how to get sisters to be best friends and not competitors. Rooms that go from clean to....emphatically NOT SO within the space of minutes. Piles of beets, some as big as your head and the mess that canning them brings. Kittens that infuriatingly come running into the house whenever the kitchen door opens- which is ridiculously often. A rat that thinks he is a pet. Concern for our nation. Concern for the church.
These are some seriously bursting days. Words are hard to come by, but my mind is always in a whirl.
Psssst! I finally finished the merriment bonnet! My first colorwork bonnet! I started it before I knew I was pregnant with my Tiddle (knowing it was a very small project to screw up), ripped it out too many times to count, and thankfully the gauge was off enough for the newborn size to fit her now, at 9 months old, with just the simple addition of a small band across the bottom to heighten the whole thing for her big noggin. I love it, needless to say. But, I love her more.
Next up, a little baby heartwarmer to match.