Tuesday, June 18, 2013
And so it begins, the braces, the spacers, the rubber bands, the wax, the cleaning and flossing around the braces, the endless appointments, the sitting in the orthodontist's office....and paying for it all.
I knew my braces cost a couple thousand dollars back in the 1980s...so I went into the orthodontist's office prepared for a bill of a couple thousand. I guess I forgot to adjust for inflation because Ana's braces are costing more than twice that and I'm still recovering from the shock...
I'm going to sit down with a cup of coffee now.....
Monday, June 17, 2013
|Amie in her bedroom art studio|
We're having a particularly creative morning.
I am looking forward to summer mornings in particular.
Instead of "doing" school with the girls, my focus is now on my own creative pursuits.
(and I find that the girls occupy themselves with their creative pursuits when they see me busy with mine.)
Summer mornings are going to be the time that I write blog posts. I've been sort of winging it for the last couple weeks on the blog- haphazardly putting up some pictures here and there with some words underneath. I'd like to get back to putting a bit more thought into my posts and really writing rather than quickly reporting our activities.
And I have another creative pursuit, one that has been taking up the spare hours lately...
one that requires real concentration and has quite a learning curve...
And what am I working on?
Oh, I'm just learning how to design the perfect handknit fingerless mitt.
DESIGN. the perfect. fingerless. mitt. Handknit.
And not just designing it, but writing a pattern for it.
A pattern that includes clear and accurate written instructions, charts, good photography, and that has been test-knit. And then turning it all into a PDF document that knitters can download and may even want to purchase for a dollar or two.
So I'm going to be doing quite a lot of pondering on yarn, colors, stitches, designs, measuring my hand and more. It's fascinating to me. Design, that is.
I'll share it right here...and I'll try to make it interesting!