Friday, March 27, 2009

March Update

Where did the month go? It hasn't disappeared into the black hole that is Facebook, nor did it vanish into Ravelry. I must have done something, then.

That's right! I knit. I knit (let me go check Ravelry) the Meadow Flowers Shawl. I knit my wee little Minimitts. I finished knitting the Maikell Stole. And I did some test knitting.

Aren't the minimitts cute? I thought about calling them Double Knit Miniature Christmas Tree Ornament Mittens, but no project should have a title longer than the item is big, so I shrunk the title.

This month has definitely not been a home month. I'm leading a Bible Study on Habakkuk, teaching some young girls to knit another day, and have just started teaching an adult Beginning Knitting class. My, was that fun! We've two weeks left in that, and I am excited to see what my students will be doing by then. As this is the first time I've ever taught a beginning class, I'm also putting together handouts and such-like.

Another first happened today. I put in an order with Country Life Natural Foods, and will be a truck stop on their route. Wow! Me -- a truck stop. I get a warm fuzzy feeling just thinking about it. The order was definitely necessary ... I ground the last wheat berries today.

Taxes happened this month, too. That gobbled up a day (and wiped out a cartridge of ink ... I still need to print out some forms, and then copy them. Why does Minnesota need the entire Federal return?)

School is slithering along slowly. Filius took a Lego Design class over the school spring break, and enjoyed it. We're ready to begin the last writing project in Diogenes: Maxim, in the last chapter of NEM 3A, trotting along nicely in Henle (oh, the NLE happened in March as well), and it seems like Traditional Logic and Apologia will never end. Why is it that the subject I enjoy the most happen in the morning? Hmmm. I wonder.

One of the last things we do in the morning is read. The Story of the Greeks is what I've been reading lately. While I read, Filia works on her home exercise plan, and Filius groans about sit ups, push ups, and the like. He's actually made serious improvement in the sit up arena, but getting the proper form for a push up is proving tough. Stretching is also a, well, stretch for him. Sit on the floor with your feet straight out? Yee-Owch! It doesn't help that Filia is as flexible as a wet noodle. She can sit on the floor, legs straight in front of her, and her nose reaches mid-shin when she bends over.

After a sufficient amount of torture, Filius likes to curl up on the couch. Canis also likes to curl up on the couch. Especially on a blanket on the couch. Unfortunately, he also has a bit of an attitude when it comes to Filius (or Vir, for that matter.) He gets rather upset when his 'cushion' moves and will snap at any exposed flesh. Filius would rather vacate the premises than lose his nose (even if I promise to protect him), so he has been practicing the art of Escaping While Keeping the Blanket. I'm not sure how he does it, but it's worked the past three days.

One of these days, spring will spring, and we won't need blankets to stay warm. Until then ... we thank God for blankets, and hot cocoa, and tea

That's right! I got my first order from the Republic of Tea this month. Mmmm, I like their Republic Chai, and the cinnamony Rooibos tea. A pot a day keeps the allergies away!

Tax copies await. Whee.

1 comment:

Deborah said...

You aren't kidding about Face Book being a black hole. I've only been on there for 2 days and am already having to have serious talks with myself.

Your knitting is lovely, as usual. I love when you post pictures.