October 15, 2009

It's a little coldy outside

We had our week of Autumn, and we're moving on up here. We've shut the storm windows, pulled out the down comforters, and received our order of long johns just in time. Lows in the 30's, highs in the 40's for the rest of the week. Brrr. And the snow hasn't even started. I'm scared.

But I have been busy working on my domestic arts. Today I sewed Mermaid's Halloween costume and started the cushions for the couch. Midway through staystiching I remembered how much I dislike sewing. Besides hormone surges, it's the only other time I swear.

I've also been crocheting hats for the kids. The first was supposed to be for me, but I forgot what size hook I needed and used one a touch too small. Yay for Monkey. You get a new hat! I started another pattern, but I messed up and had to take it apart. Oh well. I am learning. And unlike sewing, I enjoy crocheting.

I'm supposed to finish the couch cushions tomorrow because we're having J's class over for sushi. I should be more worried about how bad my Japanese food usually turns out than how my couch looks. One has more potential than the other.

In other news, I've volunteered myself as PTO lackey of the year. My mantra: "I've got time."
They're starting to catch on. I really do have time. I also volunteer in the kids' classes once a week. The kids are awesome. They are spontaneous huggers and one of M's classmates came up to me and said "Who are you? You're pretty." Then walked away. Gotta love that.

More awesome posts on the way. Acadia and the Barretts, including dead duck. Apple picking. The first snow (hopefully that's not for months).


  1. l feel like i'm there when I read your story. Think cold. Sounds homey. and I love school and kids. Oh, yes, the kid is right. You are pretty.

  2. Love hearing from you. The cold sounds fun. We're just barely into not completely dripping sweat hot. Hope Jesse's making progress on his you know what. I dreamed the other night that he was confronting me with the fact that I'm a neglectful mother. (The truth hurts.) I was relieved when I woke up.

  3. we've had our heater on for weeks. i hate it. although it's fun to watch the leaves change. i'm determined to enjoy this winter though and not be miserable every time it snowed like last year. maybe we can help each other.


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