Last weekend, we decided to Double our Bubble with Katie’s family (if the term is new to you, this article is a good place to start). Katie and the boys came over for a quick visit on Saturday morning, Marc and I were at their house yesterday afternoon to celebrate Charlie’s pre-K graduation*, and tomorrow Rob is dropping off Charlie & Sam for a two-day Marmie & Poppa camp. They’ll arrive after breakfast, spend the day, the night, and another day, and Katie will pick them up before dinner on Tuesday. Things are opening up around here (including Sam’s preschool come June 1), but for the near term, neither family is planning to venture out more than we have been since mid-March. Our tentative plan is to have the boys Mondays/Tuesdays until we can figure out something else. Marc has all kinds of activities planned for outside (including building a bird house!) and I’m thinking about what books we could read and maybe teaching the boys to knit?! (or crochet 😉 ?)
These are actual photos from this weekend
I’m amazed how different it feels to have added these four people back into our real life. also, how long it’s been since I’ve been on a run! Marc and I both wanted to talk with Sara this morning (on our own), so we took our outside time apart. Marc did our usual walk. I ran to the lake (and back).
I loved reading everyone’s comments on my last post. The second yarn I ordered arrived – surprise! – on Friday**.
Friday evening I swatched, Saturday morning I measured and then started Heidi’s test… so far so good!
Friday afternoon I also finished the afghan. Y’all. This is for sure a Top 10 project for the year.
Yesterday, I started Afghan No. 2.I chose Hydrangea for the main color. turns out it’s the color I love the most with all the other colors. Also, the beginning of the project reminds me of childbirth – as in I’ve forgotten (it’s been more than five years since I started Afghan No. 1) how bad it was and just remember how great it ended. This photo represents about two hours of work. At this rate, I might not see color number two until mid-week!
Of course, having the boys here might mean I’m still working this first row next weekend.
I’m planning to move to twice a week posts for the near term. Sundays and Thursdays? we’ll see how it goes. I’m also going to experiment with responding to comments in the comments. WordPress offers that functionality and I’ve always enjoyed visiting other blogs and seeing that discussion play out. I would invite y’all to respond to comments here as well. Wouldn’t it be delightful to spark, or happen upon, a dialog? Let’s give it a try.
Meanwhile, I hope you and yours are staying safe and healthy. xxoo.
*which in another lifetime would’ve happened this past Thursday, and Sara would’ve been there too.
**I used Berroco’s 1-2-3 DropShip program – Tuesday morning, I called an LYS in Michigan who carried the yarn, but not the color I wanted. They placed the order with Berroco and wow! I had yarn on Friday. ANY LYS that carries ANY Berroco yarn can participate. It’s awesome!