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Hmm. What do we have for today's photo? Let's see. ::digging through photo files:: A picture of my brother... no. I wish I had a picture of the kids' first day of school like I had last year. Umm... anything here?... Oh here we are.
My surprise lilies have arrived. Finally. :)
It was also quite a surprise that a few moments later, with Emeline's assistance, the flower looked like this...
There are more. Thank goodness. She pulled the pieces off and then said "Oh Noooooo!" Gaaahhhhh!
Further ECF: Food. I sure do love food. Here is a shot of my currant scone this morning - the same recipe that I sent to Margene (Currant Scone Mix) in a prize package (do you really think Margene needs linkage? should I... shouldn't I... ohhhh, okay I will just in case someone out there doesn't know who she is). Someone else has asked for the recipe so I thought maybe I need to try these out before sending them all over the place. Yep. They pass. They're very very good and Emeline approves. She calls them Cookies. heh I made these a few days ago - they warm up SO yummy for breakfast. :)
The mug - the mug is SO OLD. From my parents kitchen. Swiped when I was young - probably Junior High - because I liked the picture. It's truly a miracle that I even have this mug. I could be wrong about this, but I think my parents bought this set of mugs with various airplane pictures on them at the annual Antique Airplane Association fly-in in Blakesburg, Iowa some time in the late 1970's. The fly-in is now (I think!) held during Labor Day weekend each year but it used to be a one-week deal where people would fly there in their airplanes and camp all week. I met my ex husband at that fly-in when it was a one-week deal back in August 1984. We married the next year in July and quickly moved our belongings (all personal stuff plus wedding and shower gifts but not furniture at that point) into a cute house we rented in Lubbock, Texas - didn't take the time to unpack at all, just spent a day unloading our trailer of my stuff into the house. We then went for our first trip to the fly-in at Blakesburg together. When we were gone to Iowa, someone broke into the house we rented and stole everything we had. Every. Thing. Every box. DISHES from the sink and refrigerator - every. last. thing. It had to have taken HOURS to carry everything out of that house. When we returned there were only a few stray boxes of my personal items - random, probably left behind because the thieves were exhausted from moving their HAUL. This mug was somehow among the few scattered remains. I had the clothes from our trip but nothing else. Everything that I owned and everything that I had identified with as a person was gone (married at 17 and left my family in Michigan to move to Texas and this happens!). Book collections. Piano music. My flute and band music. Bicycle. Doilies and embroidered pillow cases and various things from my great grandmothers. Every wedding and shower gift. All gone. That was 21 years ago this month. After that the mug was used as a catch-all for various things, sat on a shelf in each house I lived in over the years. A few days ago I was searching through some boxes and came across the mug. I ran it through the dish washer and now it has joined my mug collection - it's the oldest one I have. And I've been drinking my coffee from it quite a bit this week even though it only holds about half what my Starbucks mug does. I'm glad to have it.
Yesterday was a really tough day. It was the one year anniversary of last year's court date. I tried so hard not to think about court and how nervous I am about the upcoming stuff that I didn't eat well, was shakey (so I guess I must fill the mug twice as often) and felt nervous, and couldn't really concentrate on anything very well. I played with the girls, read books, etc, and finally realized "gee, maybe I could eat something." It helped a lot. I talked with the kids last night and Suzannah said "what did you do today?" I was a little surprised by this and stuttered a little. She said "today is the 17th Mom... one year... what did you do about it?" I basically told her our attorney has been at a conference all this week and I'm not sure of the status of our motion. He was working on it last weekend but I haven't spoken with him to know how far he got. If he didn't have many interruptions the motion could be filed today. If it's not quite ready then it'll be filed Monday or Tuesday.
I just phoned and he's out to lunch so hopefully this afternoon I'll have a little update.
Changing the subject now. In the knitting and spinning department, here's the progress on my spindle bag.
I keep saying "I'm going to dye some yarn and roving today" but every day this week it hasn't happened (think "she can't concentrate on anything more than knitting stockinette in the round right now") so maybe it'll be today. You can see that I started the bag with Spindle #2 of plied yarn - much thinner and more even than the yarn I'm using right now, which is from Spindle #1. The difference is amazing when you see them side by side and knit up like this. I'm glad I used the yarn in this order on the bag because I think I like how the thicker yarn makes the bag stretch out just a little on the body. Spindle #3 will have a smaller amount of fiber so it'll take probably through Spindle #4 to finish up the bag.
Call me a bad mama - there are no ECF photos of the babies today. Though they're as sweet as ever. :)
Everybody have a wonderful weekend!