Science: Anthony and I used to have a neighbor who was very sweet, and very predictable. When he was irked by something, he'd star a conversation with "You know what really irritates me?" When we heard this opening question, we'd know we were in for at least an hour. We've since moved twice, but that phrase has gone into our lexicographic Hall of Fame. We dare not say it lest we send the other into fits of eye rolling. But in this instance it's particularly apt.
You know what really irritates me? When a shelf load of books that has managed to stay nicely put for three years crashes over onto the fragile little wool growing paper sheep that Madeline and I spent half and hour putting together. I cobbled it back together and as you can see, I moved it to the windowsill, and I'm sure it will blow over. The chemical soup that was supposed to make the sheep grow "wool" spilled all over and I don't know that there's enough left in the little tray to grow anything at all. Sigh.
Local Wildlife: My daughter has a new addition to her
circus family! His name is Skyler, and according to her, he does have eyes. He's a rescue who was found wandering in the streets of Jersey City. but he cleaned up real nice and apparently loves kids and is okay with cats, which is good since they have three. Isn't he cute!
Knitting: And last but not least, I have to show you the gorgeous yarn my pal Scout gave me when we stayed with her in a couple of weeks ago. when she heard I had no knitting with me, she also gave me a fabulous GOKNIT pouch and loaned me needles. Which only proves that Real Friends Don't Let Friends Fly Knitless!
PS - If you don't already have one of these GOKNIT pouches - go to Scouts and get one. They're awesome and I'll never fly without it again!
I made up the pattern which I'll write out for you!