Saturday, July 23, 2011

A little bit random

The kids and I are back from our little trip. I think I'm still suffering from the after-effects of 2 days of solo-parenting and screwed up sleeping arrangements, to say nothing of the heat wave we've been enduring lately (kinda wish I'd been more specific when I wished for "heat" back in June...), so much so that the prospect of writing a blog post has me all frazzled this morning. All I know is that I need to write *something*, because if I don't you'll leave and never visit this corner of blogland again, ever. And that would be sad. For me.

Yeah, I think I need another coffee.

Here we go!

1. The beach.

While at my Dad's we went to the beach. Sort of. I mean, I suppose it's technically a beach, because there was water and sand... But it was on a lake, and it was really windy, and there was lots of seaweed (lakeweed?) along the shore. There was a kid there whose only job was to shovel the seaweed (lakeweed?) into a wheelbarrow and dump it.... somewhere. Probably back in the water.

The kids were mildly grossed out by the seaweed (lakeweed?), Émilie more so than Maxime, I think. I put on a brave face and went out into the water with them. I may or may not have adorned myself with seaweed (lakeweed?) and pretended to be a creature from the black lagoon. Good times.

2. The garden

Phil took excellent care of the garden while I was away. Still no vegetables yet, but there are blooms and buds like crazy, so it's only a matter of time now. Remind me how anxious I was for the vegetables to arrive when I'm up to my eyeballs in zucchini and tomatoes, OK?

Yes, I know this is a Hosta plant. Innit pretty?

3. Catching up.

I'm falling behind on my QALs (that'd be the same thing as a KAL, only for quilts). Yesterday afternoon the awesome in-laws took the kids off my hands for a few hours, and I was able to get a little sewing done. Lori didn't mind, as long as she could participate.

4. Knitting

I think my stash post has some of y'all worried that I've lost my knitting mojo. Rest assured, I haven't. I've been knitting, I promise. My knitting just isn't really blogable, that's all. I mean... I've got a second sleeve. It looks exactly like the first sleeve. Ooooh, Aaaaah... exciting.

I find I'm looking forward to my next project though, so that's something, right?

Have a great weekend, Everyone!


Knit and Purl Mama said...

Looks like good times you had. You were braver than I would have been with the lake weed.

Glad you have not lost your knitting mojo. Can't wait to see what you have been working on. The sewing is looking great.

Maryse said...

I didn't think you would loose your knitting mojo but yes, it also got me a little worried ;-) I was wondering which vegetables was producing such nice flowers as your hosta ;-)

Julia said...

We just moved and we have those plants all around the backporch but I didn't know what they were. the previous owner was big into flowers so our yard will be blooming all summer.

Dawn said...

Sounds like you better make that an iced coffee! Hmmm lakeweed monster...kinda reminds me of our trip to soap lake where everyone covered themselves with mud that had "healing" properties. Other people that is...we weren't quite so brave.

Sinéad said...

Where's the pictures of the creature from the lakeweed lagoon? Aw. Glad you had a good time at the grandparents!