Thursday, May 12, 2011

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real


These blooms are gone now, but I find myself looking back through the photos often, loving that beautiful faint purple...


Ezra eating cotton candy at his first baseball game of the season.

Does it get much happier than that?

It was under 40F that day, plus a wicked wind, so we were bundled up tight.


Me, bundled up and wondering if my tombstone would read

"froze to death at a baseball game."

Because that's just embarrasing.


Attempts to get my super straight/can't hold a curl for ANYTHING hair to


hold a curl.

My husband has naturally super curly and super thick hair and he totally doesn't get my desire for curls. 

See more Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real photos at Like Mother, Like Daughter.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Yarn Along

Yarning along with Ginny again...

Yes, it's a giant stack of books this week. Is it bad that that's not even half of the stack at my bedside?

Somewhere in the last four-ish months I fell back into the habit of reading multiple books at once. I'm not sure if I think it's a bad idea to do so or not, but it's working for me lately. There are the knitting books, the fiction, the homeschooling, the sewing, and the books to assuage my general geekiness... and a few picture books I've been sharing with the boys before bed.

I'm so close to the end of the Red Pyramid I think I'll finish it in my next chance to read, and then fully into Hunger Games, which I have long heard about and had on my To Read list forEVER.

I finished The Well-Trained Mind and now that I've had a bit of a chance to process and think about it there are a few things we are going to try this fall. I was surprised to find so much similarity to Charlotte Mason, so I think there will be a happy balance there.

And John Adams... I think I am about 1/4th through. It's nice to have a read that I can just soak up a bit at a time.

And the knit is Omelet [Rav link] in Knitpicks Gloss Lace, which I'm really loving! It's my first time working with this yarn and it has really been lovely to work with. I just started the third repeat of chart B last night, and I'm hoping to finish the B chart repeats by next week.

The yellow is still doing wonders for my mood. Do you have a favorite color to knit with? I've always been partial to purples, but I'm certainly in a yellow mood lately.

Tuesday is the New Monday

Today we are meeting with the oncologist and a surgeon for my mother-in-law.

The cancer has spread; it is stage 4.

We're going to be discussing options, but it doesn't sound like there are very many for this particular cancer, especially now that it has spread.

You know how Mondays are supposed to be the hardest day of the week? We're coming to dread Tuesdays. For weeks now each Tuesday has been a day just like this- a meeting with one doctor or another that takes us one more large step down an increasingly worrisome road.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Now It's Official

Spring feels like it is really here now that baseball has started!

I know MLB started over a month ago, but it just doesn't quite seem like spring without little league games to go to, and this year it is Ender's turn!

Sitting on the bleachers though felt like we'd completely skipped spring and went directly to summer- about 89F degrees already in May...

 What a proud little guy though- two really great hits, running the bases, getting to a few balls...

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