This weekend I tried to stay off the computer, stay off my phone, and get a break from all that technological noise that is always so close at hand. It was a three day weekend here and I tried to pretend I was away so I could get a bit of rest. Three days off for me means I have to work on Friday next week, so my rest will be short lived. Little Buddy finished his homework for the week. This is a sample of it. He is pretty far behind his peers as far as writing. He writes with his left hand as his right is more involved. I'm not so sure he is supposed to be left handed which makes doing everything with his non-dominant hand even harder.
We stayed in on Saturday, actually Little One was in his pajamas most of the day. It rained a bit and so it was nice to be inside. We finally got that darn Dish Network booster box moved out of my bedroom on Saturday. We tried to get them out and scheduled for two weeks. I am finally back in my bedroom, but I think I am still recovering from all that energetic mess that box caused because my fatigue levels are still sky high.
We went to the splash park on Sunday morning before the rains returned. Little Buddy just loves it there so much. He favors the shower chain he can pull and the steering wheel on the playground. We even met a lovely little girl who played with us for a while, but Little Buddy asked her so many questions about cars I think she got a little fed up. He is crazy about all sorts of cars and vans and knows all of their names.
There was some swimming between thunderstorms and rain. Even Mr. 24 came in to play for a bit. This isn't a good picture but considering Mr. 24 was throwing Little Buddy up in the air so he landed with a big splash and a bigger laugh, it is amazing it came out at all.
Little Buddy watched his first full length movie, Cars, of course! He has not had the attention span or focus to watch a whole movie until this morning. He drove his race car steering wheel during all the races to help out Lightning McQueen. Hopefully, we can actually take him to the movies sometime soon, although that is a whole different adventure with the big screen and loud noises in the movie theater.
Among the many chores I had set out to get accomplished this weekend I really wanted to finish this Zick Zack Shawl. This is my second Zick Zack, you can see my first one here. I loved making this shawl. I worked the pattern exactly as stated but used much thicker yarn and a larger needle size to make it a shawl. I used one of my favorite yarns to make this project, Cascade Yarns Tangier in the colors 14 and 9, which of course I don't see listed anymore. Still it is beautiful yarn to work with and a super easy pattern with a one row repeat. I think it makes a beautiful shawl. It is 22 inches wide by 60 long. I used size 10 needles to make it drape a bit and of course add some width and length to the pattern. I have had this yarn for this project for several years so I am really glad I finally got this done. Obviously I watched a lot of football, (Go UCF and OHIO State!) and a few movies to get this baby finished. I was seriously trying to rest, well and clean the pavers, weed, clean the ceiling vents, floors, make cookies, and do laundry. I know nice staycation, right?
Anyway, I am off to work a crazy schedule the next four days and then hope to catch up with all of you. Sorry I have been missing so much these past few months. Work and life have just kept me so busy my head is spinning. I know I can hardly expect you to visit here when I can't visit you in return. For that I am truly sorry. Thank you for your time and your friendship.