The kids and I were on our own this weekend.
It was deliciously cold and wet outside. After the back-to-back soccer games on Saturday morning, we spent the weekend folding laundry and watching a Billy the Exterminator marathon.
Nothing makes me want to clean my house more than watching six-hours of cockroach and vermin infested homes.
Unless, I happen to be watching Hoarders... but that's a post for another day.
I managed to make it through the weekend without baking anything. Which is a challenge for me in the winter months. I do love to bake...but we've barely made it through the pumpkin products I baked last week, so I am trying to use self-control.
Speaking of self-control: I have none.
Case in point: The Girl asked me to take her to the craft store after church yesterday so she could get some polymer clay.
I told myself I would not look at the yarn.
Especially since I bought 6 skeins on the first of September and made this:
Don't buy yarn. Don't buy yarn. Don't buy yarn, I chanted to myself as I walked around the store...
... but, of course, i did.
I found THE softest, loveliest, coziest, yarn. Ever.
It's Lion Brand: Quick and Cozy bulky yarn. It looks and feels like chenille, but is as light as feathers.
Y'all, its like crocheting with spun clouds.
I'm sure I looked a fool as I stood there feeling each skein and flipping through that rolodex in my head of people who needed something, anything.
I remembered a little boy on my September list. He needed this yarn.
Without a pattern or an idea of what I would do, I threw four skeins in the cart and ran to the checkout before I got into bigger trouble.
|If anyone is interested in the super-easy pattern, |
let me know and I will write it out and post it.
Speaking of kids... this one is walking around like an old man.
He's been dealing with hip pain for over a year. We took him to an orthopedist and his hips are perfect but he's been referred to a general surgeon.
Turns out he has a sports-hernia, quite possibly bi-lateral. He has had a great sense of humor about this issue, even when in significant pain. Most mornings when he wakes up, he can barely get out of bed. It takes him a long time to come down the stairs. He is like an old-man in a 14 year old body. Yesterday, he went to the garage and made himself an "old-man cane." He thinks he's quite clever.
I think he maybe headed for a little outpatient surgery toward the end of October. When that happens I may see if they can surgically remove that hat.
Speaking of hats...
I've got nothin' on hats, but I couldn't think of a third Speaking of, and I hated to end with two...