Sweet Will, here is your granpa, pipe-smokin’, old-man sweater vest. Your mom ordered it for you, and I hope you love it. I am quite, as the English would say, chuffed with myself. It turned out lovely. And those cables on the side? The vine thingies? New for me. But it all worked out. I’d keep it for myself ‘cept it doesn’t quite fit in the shoulders.
I sure do love to make things. I usually jump in, sight-unseen, and bake or draw or cut… and then do it again when it doesn’t come out right the first time. I am a kinethestic learner. A do-er. Reading out loud to me does not compute. No No No. My methods of do and do again drive my husband, the consumate engineer, absolutely insane. Take, for instance, a conversation from this weekend:
boy: I talked to the Fence Guy and he said to plan on $X per foot. (I wasn’t kidding, people… we’re getting longhorns… and they need a fence.)
girl: Great! So we just need to figure out how much fence that square is behind the pole barn. Maybe we could drive it? Or use one of your crazy work surveyor things?
boy: Well, actually… after I got off the phone with Fence Guy, I looked up a satellite photo of our property online and then used the scale on that to figure it out. I have the exact measurements right here.
girl: Of course you do.
girl: You did what, now?
Seriously… his brain. I don’t understand it.
We are all still sick, at varying levels, and at home today. Even The Boy. I have opened the windows to air us out. You know how after a week of sickness your house starts to smell like Sleeping Boy and Used Kleenex and Bad Television? Yeah. We’re there. So, it’s a rest day. Though, I will be doing some hiking. Mount Laundry is still downstairs and I must persevere.
I wonder, though, what it is you like to do? Do you like to make things? Do you like to cook things? Draw things? Buy things? Hike things? Read things? Watch things with popcorn in hand? What do you like to do when there’s nothing else demanding your attention?
I hope you find some time to do those things this week. I shall be gone this Thursday… off on an adventure with Jami at the Garage Sale of the Century. And, we’re having a slumber party. I’ll report back on Monday. And I bet I’ll have spent more than I made. Have a great week, Folks. We love you here at TexasNorth.