Well, Becky left for Minnesota this morning. Jerry and I went to Brian’s last night to help Becky load the trailer; I also wanted to say goodbye to Becky. I know I will still see him, but probably only once or twice a year. Being me, I cried all the way. I will really miss him.
She told me about Luke’s new school though, and WOW, they are starting Latin in Kindergarten. Luke is incredibly smart and it looks like a great school for him. Charter school is hard to get into, but Becky happened to be in the right place at the right time, and the right person overheard her asking about a place for a transfer student, as if it was meant to be. be because two days ago a transfer slot opened up and they gave Luke away. Since Riley is her sibling, she will automatically be able to go as well in the fall when she starts kindergarten.
Anyway, I don’t have much to post today, but here goes…
Brian 3D printed another puzzle to put together and said it was harder than the first (I think I posted a picture of it a few weeks ago). These are the pieces. I wasn’t really sure what to do with it. All the pieces are combined into one layer, forming a square equal to the height of the short side of the pieces (this is a terrible explanation). The whole time I was working on it, I wasn’t even sure if I was doing it right.
Jerry and the boys were watching a show in the living room and I didn’t want to be a distraction at the table, so I brought it into the bathroom so I could use the hard floor and sit on the comforter. floor mat, haha. I sat there for probably about three hours; I forgot to look at the time to know how long it took to collect. After the show, Jerry came in and took a picture of me. I was so focused I didn’t even really realize he was there.
In the end, I decided to ignore the colors (apparently the bottom pieces should be one color and the top layer another). I got to one last piece and it was clear to me that it fit in there, but I couldn’t get it in. I’m not sure if the pieces were meant to be woven the way I did; There was no way I was going to slide that piece, so I called it done. And now I can’t take it apart, hahaha. That’s why I’m not sure if I did it right or not, I think the pieces should have fallen into place easily. I’ll have to ask Brian when he gets home from Hilton Head. Regardless, I really enjoy putting these puzzles together.
My dental hygienist raved about Waterpiks at my last two cleanings, so Jerry and I finally bought one a few months ago (he has the same hygienist). I resisted getting it because it looked so messy. Well, I wasn’t wrong. I made and sent this meme to Jerry a few days ago to explain the water he would probably see all over the mirror, walls and even the ceiling hahaha. I was putting the nozzle in but apparently I didn’t plug it in properly because when I turned it on the nozzle went off and water just started spraying everywhere.
Since I’ve been getting my food intake under control lately, I decided it’s safe to have peanut butter in the house again 😉 I’ve been kind of obsessed with apples and peanut butter this week. I think I’m going to make some granola to put on top too. Apple + peanut butter + granola was a longtime favorite snack when I was losing weight back in 2009-2010.
Here’s Joey on our walk the other day. Although it was cold outside, it was a beautiful day. Joey was excited to run along the lake (when it’s muddy we stay on the road and this is the muddy time of year here). We walked three miles of the old route we used to do every day.
Poor Joe’s bed has been taken over by the cats. Usually it’s Chick who sleeps on it (she jumps out and takes up the whole space), but I thought it was nice to see Phoebe there yesterday. He kind of follows the sunlight through the house because he likes the warmth.
This morning I decided I really needed to read some more of my book. I have been reading this same book for MONTHS. I like! But I haven’t just been reading lately. I’ll try to finish it this weekend. I’m reading Isabella Maldonado’s The Cipher, a good serial killer thriller from my favorite genre. It’s actually the first in a series, so I might read more in the series when I’m done.
I spread out all my sewing supplies today to do whatever I had in the queue. I have a bag in my closet where I throw things that the sewing machine will need. It’s actually kind of fun. once a month or so I pull it out and work on it. Today I fixed a couple of seams on Eli’s jerseys and swapped out the cord for a pair of elastic bands on Noah’s pajama bottoms. He was going to get rid of them because the elastic was “weird”.
I need to hem a pair of black jeans that I recently bought at Goodwill and I had the idea today to use a flat lock stitch with my serger to give the hem a bit of a twist. I did this with a pair of fingerless gloves I made and I loved how it looked. This was a denim test piece and I was so excited to do the hem this way.
I was having SUCH a hard time with it though. When the test came out fine, I thought everything was fine. But every time I tried to hem the jeans, one of the threads broke and/or I ended up with a huge tangled mess. Meanwhile, Bud was driving me crazy with his need for attention. I gave up after a couple of hours. I will try it later because I think it will look good when it is ready.
And finally, I forgot I took this screenshot. I posted this on Facebook in 2014, but seeing it pop up made me laugh all over again. Noah was only nine years old at the time, and I was impressed by his resemblance.
And I’m out. I wish you a nice end of the week! xo: