Beware what you wish for – I have so much jewelry to make that I feel like I’m in a tightly choreographed dance, moving from beads to chores to paperwork and back. I am not complaining; it’s the good kind of busy, plus there’s cat play and coffee breaks, and excursions to the village board meeting and pilates class (variety is the spice).
In the middle of this twirling we’re going to Scotland and England to visit my family. A welcome break from the daily busy. Or at least it will be welcome once it’s here. I can’t wait for the moment when there’s nothing more I can do to prepare. Too bad if I’ve forgotten something; they sell toothbrushes in the UK. For this glorious “it’s too late” moment I have purchased yarn, and I plan to knit as many of these as I can. Mindless pleasure perfect for airport/airplane/visiting with relatives.
Since posting has been slim, despite my camera being full, before I leave I give you a little catch up of the past weeks here:
I made jam for the first time.
And it was good.
The kittens learned the value of a perfectly-sized box,
the importance of packing toys as well as yourself,
and the usefulness of recycled materials in lieu of those pesky packing peanuts.
The blight took out my solo tomato and all my potato plants.
My harvest was a few pounds of Dark Red Norland spuds,
and five green tomatoes which were respectfully chopped up and cooked into a chutney. (I’m hooked on canning.)
There were wonderful moments of feline détente between the young and the old.
Even, miraculously, between Miss Hissy and Maxie. (Actually I’m not sure that she knew he was there.)
And just in the last few days the leaves from the maples along the drive have taken flight.
As we’re about to do.