This is the extent of my flower-arranging skills. Some day I'd like to take a class on how to do it, although the non-artist in me doesn't hold out a lot of hope that I would really be able to replicate anything I was taught.
I got to babysit Davis on Monday - he's 11 months old and cute as ever! Although we had a new experience - as usual, his mom puts him down for a nap before I come over. Normally when he wakes up, he's happy to see me. This time, although he was standing up at the crib rail and smiling at me when I was talking to him, as soon as I lifted him out of the crib, he started to cry - you could see the gears turning in his head as he realized that MAMA WASN'T THERE! Poor guy! I distracted him by bringing him outside to his swing, and then things were all better.
He was combat-crawling like a champ, and pulling himself up on furniture and walking around while holding onto things, but still very wobbly. On Wednesday, Joni sent me a video of Davis walking! Amazing how fast it clicked for him - now he's on the move for real!
Sit and Knit update: I'm one of those knitters who likes to have several projects going at the same time - some are things that I have to concentrate on, while others are what I call easy TV knits - I can watch something on TV without having to pay too much attention to a pattern. So this is a pretty normal sight on the table next to my knitting chair:
Three projects, plus the pink yarn is out, waiting for me to make a baby hat. Oh, and I have two other projects in a basket behind the table.
The main character in the movie that I was watching (The Giant Mechanical Man, on Netflix) was wearing a really cute knit hat. I paused the movie when they had a close up of her and tried to figure out the pattern, then I went to my stash, found some yarn that might work, wound it up and started knitting the hat while I watched the movie! Everyone does this, right? Not sure if it will turn out, or even fit, but deciphering pictures of knitted hats really appeals to me.
Last week I started knitting washcloths, just for a quick project. I made three different patterns, using yarn from my stash that went together. They look really sweet all stacked up:
The solid blue one was the most complicated of all the patterns, but none of them took me all that long to finish. It was a fun diversion.
By the way, while I was photographing the washcloths, Paco was making himself comfortable...this was my view:
Surveying his world (and yes, the grass needs mowing; summer rainstorms make it grow like crazy)
Zoomed in: Whut, Mom?
Content dog - well, until the mailman dares to drive by!
We have 6 miles on tap for tomorrow, while the full marathon group will be doing 13 miles. For training! Can you imagine running a half marathon distance, just because? I can't, which is probably why I also can't envision myself ever training for a full marathon. But more power to them, especially in this heat!
Have a great weekend!