The weekend flew by at warp speed. The clouds finally blew over and we’re happy to learn that the sky is indeed still blue. In addition to blue skies the first batches of 2008 jam are now complete. Canning, making preserves, etc. always make it feel like summer. This first batch is strawberry. Hopefully the raspberries will be ready soon too.
Yet another WIP… in the form of Anne Hanson’s Brambler scarf/stole. This is made with the Maizy yarn given to me by Catharine. It definitely feels different than many other fibers. It drapes almost like raw silk. I enjoy working with it and hopefully there will be enough for a pair of matching fingerless mitts too. I’m curious to see how this handles when blocked. Hopefully it won’t stretch or warp.
The reason for the pig on the pie isn’t because it was made for swine, but rather because this is a meat pie made with pork. My family did fight over who was going to eat the head. Sigh. Maybe they’re pigs after all.
Finally, Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there! My own DH had a special breakfast consisting of flour and sugar deep fried in bubbly fat. Yup, he’s a real southern boy. Short of bbq, grits and a bottle of Cheer Wine there isn’t much he likes better than a box of Krispy Kremes.
If you look in the reflection of the restaurant (is this a restaurant?) doors you’ll notice that I’m driving the Toyota Echo instead of the mom-mobile. Please see top picture for explanation. It’s pretty much impossible to fit all 5 of us into this car at once, but if even one person stays home then we drive “Little Red”.
On the kitty front, Tasha isn’t doing too well. I need to call the veterinarian tomorrow to discuss her health and feasible options. We all love her dearly, but there is no way we can spend thousands of dollars on her. Especially at her age, she’s well over 20 years. Getting old stinks. On that happy note, y’all have a great Monday.