Hello my friends. Did you have a good week? I want to start off with a special thanks to all of you for you comments of concern about Mr. 20. He is doing much better but is still not at 100%. He left for Orlando on Saturday and told us he did not need our help moving into his apartment. Well by 4:00 he was calling very stressed out that his bedding did not fit. The bedding that fit in the very same apartment complex he was in last year. He went to various stores that did not have sheets and bedding appropriate for the sized bed the complex told him he had. He kept checking in and with every call I realized he was getting more stressed and his stomach was hurting again from all the stress and activity that moving entails. So at 5:30 I jumped in my car, made a Target run for Queen sized bedding and drove the 2 hours and 15 minutes over to get him set up. He was much better after I got there because he was no longer hiking his items up two flights of stairs and had had some time to rest. I set him up and took off. It was a fast 20 minute visit but I needed to get home. Ah, the things you do for your kids. The trip was worth it because he can't afford to miss school with this intestinal issue and frankly I can't afford more hospital stays.
Here are my boys just minutes before Mr. 20 left for school. Can you believe this is the only picture I have of them all together this summer? Little Buddy's face is looking a little wonky but all in all it is a good shot. Little Buddy looks like he could have been born into this family of mine. Funny how often that happens. And frankly he is a pistol just like his oldest brother so I am wondering how he inherited that?
My husband is the main cook in my house. He really enjoys it and frankly I don't. I can make a good turkey spaghetti, or chicken fried rice now and again but that is about it. Little Buddy loves to be in the kitchen helping. His main job is to run the microwave but he wants to do so much more. He is not tall enough to help at the counter and does not have the stability to stand on a chair. My husband heard about this Little Partners learning tower and ordered it right away. Now Little Buddy is happily helping with the cooking duties and he is safe in his little stander.
His first big job was to put sticks of butter in a pot after removing the paper they were in. Success! This stander is adjustable so it can last for a long time. Maybe his future career will be as a chef? Well that or an elevator operator or conductor, he is still obsessed with elevators and trains.
My dear friend Chris whom you have heard me mention many times on this blog sent me this beautiful crochet pattern. It is the Envision Cardigan by Heidi May. I fell in love with it right away, Chris knows my love of crochet and is always spot on with pattern suggestions for me. Once again I have frogged a project that I was making with this beautiful Juniper Moon Moonshine yarn. I think this is now my fourth attempt to make something with this yarn. But I have to say the yarn holds up to frogging and reuse, it is a pleasure to have this yarn working through my fingers. Wish me luck that this time I have an actual finished project to show you with this yarn. Thanks again Chris for thinking of me. You are the very, very best. For all of you non crocheters there is a knitted version of this sweater here.
It was so humid out this morning that my camera fogged up every time I tried to take a photo. Yet this beauty still turned out. I have to say that for the first time in over four months I am actually in my house alone. Yup, it is blissful. There is silence. No one is sleeping, studying, watching TV, working or playing with cars and trucks. I would not want this every moment of my life but I am sure enjoying it for a few hours. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.