Did I mention the kids started school last week? …because they did, and it. is. awesome.
Yesterday, they had the day off though, so we journeyed over to the zoo. We have zoo passes, so we only went for a couple of hours, and we spent a good chunk of our time in the Tropical Discovery building where we met Bob.
After the zoo we headed home and we each worked on our “projects.” Dodge’s involved building something in Minecraft on the computer (of course), Tilly’s project involved stringing a button onto a strand of thread over and over (she was making tiny necklaces) and then leaving them all over the apartment, and my projects are of course BC1 and BC2, but also, something that involves sewing and is epic.
I somehow (with the help of Ben) decided that I should sew a giant playhouse, fabric, cover thing to put over my children’s bunk bed. It’s gonna look something like this:
Right now it looks like this:
I was hoping to finish it in a week. Stop laughing…it’s totally possible.
I also started two more “projects” because I can’t help myself. I’m knitting a hat for Tilly to match her new pink mittens.
And I’ve decided to start a granny square afghan made from leftover sock yarn scraps. There are lots of different ways I could’ve gone with the scrap yarn: mitered square blanket, stripes, wool-eater, but I love granny squares…I love them like my mom loves paisley. It can’t be helped. It’s a condition.
She is currently residing in the freezer (very well wrapped) next to the peas and frozen kale. There will be a gerbil funeral to be held at a date to be determined. Let us have a moment of silence for Pauline. She was their favorite. She will be missed.