Oct 24, 2007

Greenjeans and Swamp Thing

Mrs. Greenjeans is making a little progress. I've done maybe 5 inches of the cable pattern now. I think I like this sweater. It's the first one I'm really going to finish for me. I'd much rather knit for my beautiful girls. The pathetic part is that it is 78 degrees inside the house tonight because of the Santa Ana weather being so hot. At least the major smoke is gone and the DH might get to come home tomorrow. Or not.

I've finished my first mid-term exam in 20 years. I was dreading it, but it was kinda ...could I say ...fun? I think the years must have been hard on me if I think that could be fun. It must be the class.

We had another Book Club for the girls today. I love this book A Girl of the Limberlost. We just finished our read-aloud of it on Sunday. Gene Stratton-Porter draws you in. The setting this time is the Limberlost Swamp. Her books have rounded figures, but with character and honor. They inspire me.

What inspires you?

Also do you know: Is there anything we can do to help the evacuees? Is there anything being set up for finding them a place to stay if their house is gone? So many houses and so many hurting people.

Oct 21, 2007

Wind and Fire

The morning started out with this:

It is no small tree. The winds were more blustery than I remember ever before. This tree is next door. We have a tree that looks ready to go too. The sky got darker

and darker. Fire. Wind.

Oct 14, 2007

A Tale of Two Teeth

These little cuties just found out that they both lost their first tooth yesterday.
Not only that, it was in the same position, and they each received $2 for such a special occasion. 2 girls, 2 teeth, 2 dollars: 2 cute!
Even better, none of it was planned. We had friends over for dinner and they quickly discovered their similar tales.

This is another gift from my son. Doesn't look real, does it? Alien flower is my name for it. It looks even better when it is in focus, but I seem to have lost all ability to focus the camera lately.

We had fun playing games and eating lunch with these wonderful and weird people today:

And Mrs. Greenjeans (as I've called her) is down to the arm split.

I won't even mention the gobs of yarn that arrived from The Loopy Ewe. If I don't mention it, maybe it won't cost so much?

I have discovered "Library Thing". Wow. Check it out!

Oct 9, 2007

It's all coming together...

like it's been planned in advance. The Fall schedule was incredibly daunting, an incredible vast array of things needing to be done. You know it all I am sure: A COLLEGE class for me, soccer for the four kids, the prospect of teaching a new Sunday School with mainly drama and music, not to mention trying to read worthwhile classics and clean the house and raise my lovable children with grace and love....oh! and educate them too. Oh my! I have to say that there were many desperate prayers going out as the Fall loomed.

Somehow, some way it has all converged into a wonderful schedule with soccer games working out, soccer practice only TWO days a week, the class is HARD but doable and all of the rest just working out, well. What a gift.

With the weather turning chill it is the time to cast on. I got my yarn from WEBS for Katherine's Fences blanket.

Gorgeous, huh!

I also wanted to show off the Malabrigo Worsted I am used for casting on for Mr. Greenjeans. Now it is Tammy's turn to commit. Will she?

Deliciously autumn.

Oct 6, 2007

Bedtime Whining

Our family was delighted by this video that Journaling Back to Joy had on her blog. You can find her here.

Hope you enjoy it too.