Springtime Things


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(I haven’t written one of my random, all over the place posts in a long time, so I think that is exactly what I’m going to do today.)

-First, before I forget.  I keep meaning to mention that I am attending the Edel Gathering this year with a friend.  This is sort of an outside my comfort zone thing to do because I’m mostly an introvert and don’t really do parties unless I know everyone there.  Despite my introverted nature, I do have decent social skills (though I have a tendency to laugh a little too loudly sometimes), and I think I can manage to have a good time and not do anything weird like hiding in the corner with my knitting, or dressing in all black and pretending to be the event photographer.  Okay, actually no promises on not having my knitting and my camera, but I probably won’t dress in all black.  Are any of you going?  I’m really looking forward to it!

-Job and that Sharpie mustache!  Evidently he sat very still and cooperated while Keats drew it.  My first reaction was an overly dramatic, “Why!?”  I shared the photos last week on Instagram, but they need a home here as well.  A friend recommended coconut oil for removal of the permanent marker, and that mostly did the trick.

-Did you notice that the snake warning system is in effect at the beginning of this post?  Beatrix and her friend Nora insisted on having their photo taken with a corn snake at our local Earth Day festival last weekend.  I spared you all the one of Bea kissing the snake.

-I’m also sparing you from an entire post devoted to violets.  Our property is covered with them and they are blooming like crazy right now.  I love them.

-Yesterday I put in a long day in the garden.  My garden plans are finally coming together and I am wondering whether or not I might actually stay on top of things this year.  (There’s a first time for everything!)  Jonny built one of the gate arbors that he has been meaning to for a couple years now, and is promising to get the second one built soon.  (His collarbone is much better!)  We’ve already planted kiwi vines next to both.  I hope they survive.

-My kids have been playing an awful lot of Bird Bingo lately.  In fact, they’ve spent a lot of time playing every since they got it for Christmas.  I love games with staying power, an educational aspect, and the ability to be enjoyed by a wide range of ages.  Everyone but Job can play.  I just noticed that there is a Bug Bingo game as well!  Next Christmas…

-Finally, are any of you watching season four of Call the Midwife?  Jonny and I watch it on the PBS website.  We only watch a handful of shows throughout the year, and this really is the best one.  A friend told me once that she couldn’t knit while watching because her stitches would end up being too tight!  I find that for me, watching it while pregnant isn’t a good idea, but when I’m not, it pairs perfectly with knitting.  And salted caramel ice cream (Turkey Hill All Natural, in case you want some).  Though not anymore.  I’m giving it up.  Funny thing, it was my midwife who got me hooked on it to begin with….


Buying Time

We’ve had a long, hard, few days.  And guess what?  I haven’t finished our taxes yet!  They are due on Wednesday!

This is the worst case of tax procrastination I’ve ever suffered from.

So, with that, I am going to go knit!

Just kidding.  I’m going to finish our taxes.

Taxes are done!  Time to knit!  Just kidding again.  Time to give reading lessons and start thinking about what’s for dinner.  But tonight, tonight I’ll be knitting for sure!

p.s.  Job has Bea hair, doesn’t he?