Today’s posting title not only applies to our unpredictable (but mostly wet & wetter) weather, but also just implies a break in the routine. It’s Sunday, which is usually my ‘big’ stitching day of the week … looking back, I seem to finish most projects on a Sunday. I haven’t finished one today, but I have made decent progress on it, considering I just started yesterday. There are two pictures, one taken earlier today in natural lighting, and one taken just now under artificial lights. This is A Bushel & A Peck, by La-D-Da, and I’m making it as a wedding gift for my dear pal Terra. Terra is still one of my best friends, even if she did abandon me here in Holland to return to her native Canada. You’re forgiven Terra, but I do wish you’d come back for a visit! (All pictures are clickable.)
Another break occurred this evening when our Max finally came home! Max has been gone for a whopping 8 days and something like 12 hours, not that I’m really counting, for a summer holiday with his biological father and grandparents. He came home six inches taller and brown as a nut from many days wandering in the sun. (He was obviously nowhere near Gouda, which hasn’t seen enough sun to damage the delicate skin of the fairest albino.) Though Max had a wonderful time, and though I am very glad for him, I must admit to being very relieved to have all my little chicks back home in the nest. Ask me again, after several more days of rain and trying to entertain three drastically different, busy children …. He obligingly posed for a quick photo. Handsome, isn’t he?
Nicky and Rowen have gone out during almost every break in the rain. They’ve expanded their range of interests to include toads. I feel so sorry for the toads, several of whom have not survived their attentions. Rowen has tried to set them up with toys in an old sandbox, but …. I tried to get a picture of them teaching a toad to swim today, but I was too distracted by the plight of the creature to get much of a decent shot. Toads, by the way, actually can swim. I didn’t know this … kids do have a lot to teach us.
I’m sure there must be loads of other fascinating stuff to share – heaven knows, the weekend certainly flew by – but at the moment I’m just in a contented Mommy Mode, so very glad to have all my wee beasties home again. I hope your weekend has brought you just as much happiness, if not more!
PS: Su has sent me an absolutely adorable DT fob … I’ve already put the camera stuff away, so you’ll have to stay tuned for the next posting to see a picture. It’s gorgeous! Thank you so much, Su!!