I always hated ironing, still do, really. Partially because I always had to drag the ironing board out of the bathroom and squeeze it into my room or the living room. Now, however, the ironing board is kept in the craft room (and just the fact that we have a craft room still makes me … Continue reading Baby quilt
Month: November 2016
Remodeling, with cat
It's an exquisite day: 64, stiff breeze out of the north, 33% humidity, blue, blue skies. After a morning run to Hobby Lobby (they were COVERED UP) I'm spending the forenoon on the back patio, still knitting the sweater for Mittens and watching the children play. And the timer on the stove has just gone … Continue reading Beautiful day
From Wikipedia: In common usage, "chaos" means "a state of disorder". However, in chaos theory, the term is defined more precisely. Although no universally accepted mathematical definition of chaos exists, a commonly used definition originally formulated by Robert L. Devaney says that, to classify a dynamical system as chaotic, it must have these properties: it … Continue reading Chaos Theory
How to make waffles
Strap on the crying velcro-baby. Because she's still unhappy, have an older brother make faces at her. Make waffles using your best "long arms" technique so as to avoid a trip to the pediatric burn unit. Untangle the syrup-coated fork from the 3-year-old's hair.
Some little person decided tonight was the perfect time to try for a headstand. (Notice older sister cavorting in the background...)
Temperature: 71 Breeze: SSE 13 mph Cloud cover: mostly cloudy Listening to: the breeze in the palm fronds Knitting: four rows away from separating the sleeves
Getting a little fresh air, knitting on Mittens' sweater, finishing some censers, watching Mittens play, and encouraging the cat to stay out. Lovely and cool with the occasional little breeze.
As I mentioned in my last post we spent yesterday in the vicinity of Washington, TX. The morning we spent at St. Paraskevi Orthodox Monastery, picking up candles for our parish, talking to Gerontissa, and of course, playing with the resident dogs. This is Kali: While we were there a family came requesting their oldest … Continue reading Monastery Visit
Visiting a 19th Century Farm
This morning we drove over to Washington, TX to visit St. Paraskevi Monastery. Afterward we drove just down the road to Washington on the Brazos State Park. We all enjoyed the house (a two-story dogtrot built in the 1830's, home of the last president of the Republic of Texas) and the farm, complete with chickens, … Continue reading Visiting a 19th Century Farm