Worst Holiday Ever

I hate Daylight Savings Time. I woke up at 5:30 this morning and was excited because that wasn’t too bad. Lady Bird climbed in bed (which she does every morning if she isn’t already in there) and I petted her for a while. When I got up to feed them it was 6:45! I don’t know what happened.

Also, I’m out of half and half so my coffee has 2% in it. This day is SO MEAN.

Embroidery is a thing I’d like to be able to do better so I signed up for three months worth of little printed patterns from Cozyblue.

March is pretty!

Remember I’m learning. The dark purple flower is rough but the light purple ones look OK. I think I’ll take out the dark flower when I find the seam ripper.

If I drink my coffee super fast maybe I won’t notice the missing butterfat.

*weeps*

The Great Outdoors

Last weekend, I attended Camping Skills Certification class. I am now allowed to take Girl Scouts camping. We’re going to start with a hike and some knot tying. Because baby steps.

Emily slept here.

My main takeaway from the weekend was some really excellent camp cooking ideas. Like omelets cooked in a ziplock and cake in a Dutch oven. I’ve never seen a meal made with so much aluminum foil in all my life – Girl Scouts do not like to do dishes.

The peach dump cake is posing in my last-minute mess kit.

Getting Better

We’re all finally getting over whatever it was that we had. The coughs are the last things to go and the coughs are the WORST.

Ellie has felt like playing again, she took her trunk apart so she could pack for Hogwarts. Packing for Hogwarts is one of William Henry’s favorite games.

Ready to go.

For whatever reason (peer pressure? people are always knitting socks), I started a sock on the way to Disney World.

Just the beginning.

I haven’t knit a sock in years. It’s a Take Five (kathy b peer pressure similar color even ellie picked it). Take 5 is also one of my favorite candy bars. I’m working on the gusset.

National Caregivers Day

My turn with the virus started yesterday evening. That’s not as awesome as it sounds.

Gran and Pop (my parents) are in town for an eye appointment and left a whole bunch of groceries on the porch last night. I waved sadly from inside the window.

The flower is for Ellie.

I’m thinking of establishing a cargo cult in their honor.

Be My Valentine

Here are the Valentines that Ellie made to mail to people.

Prints and Paper

Here is the Valentine she made for me. It’s so big I had to assemble it and then I made a movie.

Here is the Valentine I drew for Michael.

This is segue.

And here is where we were on Valentine’s Day! (another video)

It was super fantastically awesome until Ellie got a fever and we had to come home early. Michael has a fever now too so early departure was a really good decision.