Monday, July 20, 2009

Progress Reports

My Wave Petunias have filled out a lot more in their pots. I love the bright, welcoming color that greets me when I pull up in our driveway. Every year I have an inward struggle about the pruning of these plants. I know that if I sacrificed a few blooms and snipped off the long leggy growth, I would have a nice compact mound over each pot. I can't bring myself to do that. I like the wild, wayward "wild-child" growth. I don't want to remove a single bloom before it's exhausted. Can't help it. So, it gives me pleasure the way it is. Working on my new Estonian lace shawl, made with a yak and silk cobweb weight blend. This will be a VERY lightweight shawl. It will be a "wedding-ring" shawl in the sense that it will easily be able to fit through a ring when complete. I like the fussiness. I am excited to see how it turns out.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Had a day up at the lake. "The Point" as it's been called all our lives. This time I did not have any cooking and washing responsibilities, so it was pure relaxation. I enjoy cooking up there too, but appreciated the break from routine this time. Little Ellie spent much of her time foraging for mollusks. Little Isaac spent most of his time fishing. Ellie joined him later. Both kids could bait their own hooks with worms and fished right off the dock. They had a blast. Daddy and I helped by removing the fish from the hooks, otherwise the kids managed themselves while we relaxed.
By the end of the afternoon they caught enough tiny panfish for a meal for them. (Daddy was so sweet to filet those tiny pieces that night when we got home!) I was a bit envious since I really enjoy a good fried crappie.
I love summer afternoons at the lake.