The boys, two middle girls and I were out bright and early. Scratch that. Actually Jeremiah and Flannery beat us all in the getting out early bit. Jeremiah is helping to start up a cross country running team. Flannery is joining in on the fun. So they were up very early for practice. Although I woke up before them, all of my movement ceased once I reached the couch! Ha, ha.
Once I fully woke up the said grouping of us went outside for some early morning fun. I was hoping it would help me to be more productive. Attempt failed. Oh, well. I need to get back to drinking a lot of water and some of the other things I was doing that seemed to be helping me with needed energy.
When we came in I was putting around on the computer and the baby fell asleep nursing. I was able to move him to our bed to finish his nap. Nap time is usually where I try to jump in and get some stuff done. Ah, yes, it all sounds good in theory ;-) Energy, where art thou? I did make it up to the attic to drag/throw some winter clothing down. By golly we might get chilly enough temps this year to warrant all of the clothes sorting/washing/sizing that a change of seasons warrants. My journey to the
I have to share a little story. The Rainbow Hat Story. Once there was a little boy who wanted me to make him a hat. I don't remember how it came to be that he asked me, or what prompted him to ask. But ask he did. So I did a little search online for knitted/crochet boy hats. I found a neat pattern. I want to say it was called the Noro hat? One version had stripes. I called the boy over to see if it was a pleasing hat style. He immediately said, "Oh, I want a rainbow hat too!!" How cute, I thought. A rainbow hat. Alrighty, we shall call it The Rainbow Hat. I imagined in my head what it would look like, thinking of the possible colors. We were shopping one day, and a detour down the yarn aisle was in order. Immediately the boy spotted his yarn. Rainbow. Think CLOWN rainbow and you get a decent picture of it! I tried to gently persuade him to reconsider. Right next to the clown rainbow yarn was a much more pleasing palette of rainbow colored yarn. But the boy would not budge. I reasoned with myself that this was not a hat that I was going to have to wear, so why did it matter. (Although, we would be the ones *seeing* it, since after all it will be on the boy's head!) I had to reconsider the design since the yarn did not lend itself to the pattern. I found a very, very simple knitted hat pattern that worked much better. And to my amazement....the hat came out cute! Imagine that! I was going to crochet his hat, but this yarn seemed to yell....KNIT ME. So there you have it, the Rainbow Hat Story. Pictures are in order.
But before I post the pictures of the day, I must say a big thank you to our eldest daughter for planting a ton of lettuce, cabbage and spinach in the garden. I've been terribly slack in the gardening area. I do believe we will have to purchase some plastic and poles to put over the lettuce in the coming months since we may have planted too late. We shall see.