One of my 2020 goals has been to take more pictures and use them in my blog. Fridays are keeping me accountable – this is when I upload pictures from the week and give you a quick rundown of “real life” around here! This week: mostly insect eggs.
Bear is really good at finding insect eggs. It’s one of his stranger talents, but exciting. I always know I’m in for something amazing when I see him running towards me and shouting Mom! Mom! Here are some more eggs! So I’m starting to take pictures of the eggs because it’s quite remarkable how often he finds them. I don’t remember finding a collection of insect eggs ever when I was a kid — clearly I was never as observant as he is!
Today we’re wrapping up our first official week of Blackberry Bluff School (yes, we named our school). It went much better than I expected – there’s plenty to tweak and play with, but I’m pleased. I’m especially pleased that we’re planning to be in school 44 weeks while the typical school year is about 36, so that gives us plenty of room for forgiveness. One of the things I can’t figure out: tidiness. Our table has ended up looking like the picture above all summer. Somehow, immediately upon starting our morning, the dining room explodes. Maybe this year I’ll slowly be able to figure out how to tamp all that down. Or not.
I’m nearing the end of my Spark Cardigan and am planning to make a few simple hats when I finish. I feel like I need a bit of a breather because I’ve been intensely working on sweaters all summer. But once I finish those hats, I think I’ll be itching for another big project! I’ve been wanting to make another shawl, but my shawl drawer is full (see banner picture) and I have no idea where I would even keep it. There are several shawls in that drawer that I’ll never wear, but I’m not sure what to do with them. Goodwill? Trash can? I have no interest in unwinding them and repurposing the yarn, which makes me feels wasteful. I’ll let you know what I decide to do with them!
I hope all of you and your loved ones fared well during Hurricane Laura. My family is in SouthEast Texas and evacuated. Thankfully the storm is a fast mover and they’re already back home. No power and minimal damage. Hurricane season is so stressful!
Here’s to a great weekend! I hope yours is full of books and wool!