Monday, July 25, 2016
Been over a week already since we last spoke.
In that week we had several days with an excessive heat warning. The temperature has dropped a bit, but it is still sticky and uncomfortable for people like me who prefer the cooler 70s weather.
Karma has always liked the heat, as you know. So she makes up for being stuck inside with me and the AC by lying in the sun all morning--LOL!
When Ian was here to open presents, the way Dagan held the camera so still on his elbows at the table both Leah and I had thought he was making a video.
Just a ton of pictures...
...so here are just a few of them.
Ian recognized the reusable paint with water books...
...because he already has one here at Gramma's.
Now he has triangular crayons that won't roll off the table here at Gramma's, too.
He knows all about these because he has a set and a drawing pad at home.
He got a couple colorbooks...
...to keep here.
I'm so glad he likes colorbooks...well, books in general.
He got his own really big sketchbook...
...to keep at Gramma's house.
Then he got a colorbook to bring home with him...
...along with a paint with water book.
Every new thing he opened he wanted to dive into right away but then there was more to open.
Finally the big present...
...and all else was forgotten.
A lawnmower! Ian studying--not sure what it was.
Leah is probably not going to put the bubbles in it because it makes a really cool sound as it is and when I read the reviews people complained about the mess of the bubbles and them not working right sometimes...and several people suggested not to even use the bubbles but they really liked the mower--so maybe not? Ian was delighted with his new lawnmower...couldn't take his eyes off Mom while she put it together...expertly mowed my floors...and then he mowed the grass and sidewalk outside. :) Was a fun day--tree hugging included. ;)
This past week I've been cooking, letter writing, reading, cleaning, trying to keep up online, and working on the sets of cards. Been putting the two-sided tape on the backs of the card fronts now.
One down, three to go. Then it's back & inside card base stamping and, lastly, taping on the fronts. Hundreds of cards do take a while, but not usually this long--LOL! ;)
McFamily went down to Minneapolis this past weekend and stopped at IKEA before they came home yesterday. They picked me up a couple things (no IKEA up here). I'll be sure to take pictures when they get here! (I am so excited!) Leah won't be over for crafts tonight, though, because her youngest sister is visiting for a couple days from Minneapolis. Leah will probably try to be over later in the week.
Meanwhile, I keep taping card fronts, have food to last me for over a week, am washing sheets & towels today, have two letters going, and am deep into the chase of a serial killer in Rules of Prey by John Sandford (set in Minneapolis!). Karma is dozing in the sun by the patio door. I just watched the young ground squirrel fill his pouches and race off. Karma does lift her head for the ground squirrels--LOL!
Stay warm or cool as the season warrants where you live. Hope it is dry or wet as needed, too. May this be a happy, enlightening week filled with surprises.
Hugs from Fargo!! :)
"Just to be is a blessing; just to live is holy."
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel