I finished the hat I was knitting for my friend Lori’s birthday this week, in one final cozy knitting session with Em. I think it’s a bit risky to knit hats for girlfriends, especially slouch hats. It’s hard to predict if they will fit well or look goofy. I thought this looked great on Lori. Black isn’t my color, but it looks great on her.
We’ve had vultures roosting in the trees around our property for the past couple of weeks. I decided to try to take some pictures of them. In response, they all left on that particularly gray day, the flapping sound of their giant wings filling the air in a creepy but cool kind of way. Seth called out, “I don’t think they like you, Mommy!” I guess not. We haven’t seen them since.
I had planned to ask you guys for some toy recommendations for Silas. He’s been a real handful for the past six weeks or so. It obviously has to do with adjusting to Job, but I just thought that maybe if I could find the right activities for him, he would settle down a bit. Then I started reading Clutterfree with Kids last night and I changed my mind. I already knew that a toy wouldn’t be a magic cure, but reading just the first chapter of this book, I got really excited about getting rid of things rather than acquiring more. I’m going to focus instead on spending more one on one time with Silas each day. When one of my kids is acting up, that’s always what is needed, but when I’m stretched thin it’s easy to let myself think otherwise, to look for an easy fix. Anyway, I’ll let you know what I think of this book when I finish it. So far, I like what I’ve read.
Today my dad turns sixty and we get to celebrate with him. I am off to bake a cake!