It’s been quite the interesting week here. There are lots of odds and ends to fill you in on so let’s just jump right in.
1. On Monday, I showed the less graceful side of myself and managed to misstep leaving my neighbor’s house after a playdate and managed to achieve this:
That is my left foot wrapped in a splint. The good news is (a) it’s not broken so I should be healed within a couple of weeks which is way better than 4-6 weeks in a cast had my foot been broken and (b) it’s my left foot so that means although I’m on crutches and walking and stairs are not much fun, I can still drive! All in all I feel pretty uncoordinated but lucky.
2. Yesterday the kids didn’t have school – snow day. UMass closed, other local colleges closed. WEBS was a ghost town. Bet you think we got hit like the poor folks in the mid-Atlantic area. Yeah – not so much. For starters they were predicting 4″-8″ of snow. Since when did that constitute UMass closing? Hello, we live in New England folks. We can handle 4″-8″ of snow blindfolded. That doesn’t even constitute the thought of running to the grocery store or panicking that that 227 skeins of yarn in the stash might not be enough. I think we’re getting soft. In the end do you know what we got? 2″. As of today it’s as if it never happened. My driveway is clear, I can see more graass than snow in my yard. To those of you in the Philly, Baltimore, DC area – hang in there!
Isn’t it lovely? This is such a sweater for me. A gorgeous, feminine sweater, lovely shaping yet simple-ish knitting. You know how those qualities in a garment tickle me to no end. I should have probably made Avocet B my Olympic Knitting project but I have other plans. (P.S. Sorry for the small picture – I’ll fix it tomorrow – out of steam tonight).
4. Lastly, a couple of family photos. J2 recently celebrated his 9th birthday. Given the proximity to the holidays and some family discussion, we’ve made the boys’ birthdays less about “gifts” and more about doing stuff together as a family &/or friends. For the second year in a row, Jonathan opted for an overnight in Boston and Bruins game (I know – you are all STUNNED one of my boys would pick going to a hockey game. . . )
Of course there are the requisite souveniers:
And we always love when they share:
It was a great time all together and that’s really what it’s all about.
Tomorrow we’ll kick off the Winter Olympics and I will unveil my project(s) for the next 17 days. Be ready to share yours too!