Thursday, January 29, 2015

Yarn Along


I finally finished my gorgeous Settler Shawl today. It's blocking on the floor now, and I hope I can wear it tomorrow (about the same time as this posts).

Annnd....it's done! I wore it this morning ---had to take it off to show you. The yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh Merino light that I got for Christmas. Perfect present! 


That's closest to the real color!

My book, waaaayyy up there in the top photo, is Alignment Matters. Not much plot, lots of great info. It's the first five years of Katy Bowman's blog posts, and the reason I'm sitting on the floor, stretching my ligaments, and trying to maintain mobility as I age.

Where are you sitting? I mean, what are you knitting? Check out the other yarns at Ginny's; that's what I'll be doing to  find a more .... adventurous... book!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Birthday Month!


January is a big Birthday Month around here! Three birthdays to celebrate, and I haven't even taken the time to blog about them.

Tom turned 19, and celebrated the actual day at The Institute. 


A few days later, Pippo turned 16, with 8 boys/young men at the house to play poker and video games.


   

Pip's "cake" is a giant Twix Kit-Kat made with Italian wafer cookies and melted chocolate chips. It was fun/harrowing to make, and it didn't cut well. The cookies just crumbled apart, so the guys that were interested really just stood around the platter and ate handsful of cookie or chocolate. Frankly, we all did. <blush>


Last, but not least, Meggie turned 13 this weekend! After many years, I have no children that aren't teens or older. <sob> It's not a Party Year for her, so we had a simple celebration. (Around here, you get a party on your 6, 12, and 16th birthdays to save Mom's sanity!)


She did get to go to a party at a friend's house, and her friend made pink cupcakes for her, so it was like having a party! (Can you tell I have a little Mom-guilt for not having a party?) 

I can not believe that my three babies are 13, 16, and 19! I think I blinked. 

And with that, Sugar Season is finally, finally, over. And don't even mention that St. Valentine's Day is in 3 weeks!


Monday, January 26, 2015

Winter Schooling


Monday school-time. It's Monday, as if that weren't enough, and it's cold. No one wants to work and everyone wants to snuggle.


So we're doing schoolwork the Japanese way. We have a little heater under the table, and we are keeping the heat in with blankets.


It's a giant fort, too!

    

Look who else likes it. :-)

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