Sunday, March 25, 2012

These Days

Amidst the boxes and a new bit of uncertainty (including a possible change of plans), these days we are loving:

* playing Pokemon with one another. With a little tutelage, I am playing too. I even have my own deck.
* these cards. They utilize the Pokemon model, but deal with the natural world (think Kingdom, Phyllum, Genus). I found out about them on this site which is full of great science fun for children. Roberta also has a few other science and literary blogs. I get a lot of non-fiction book ideas from her.
* the Holden shawl that I finished several weeks ago. I washed and blocked all our woolens before packing, since little pests love dirty wool. The Holden shawlette was included in the soak. I like how it turned out, but I don't love it on me. It deserves to be loved, so I will add it to my gift-giving basket.
* a little time to knit. I have found a few moments here and there to knit the body of my Bedford pullover. Despite my most convincing efforts, it was deemed too short by everyone I asked, so I had to knit several more inches. I vow to start the sleeves today.
* all the space in our play area and the small selection of toys. I firmly believe that less is so much more when it comes to stuff. Even with what I consider a smaller amount of toys, getting rid of most of them makes playing with what is left so much fun.
* time spent with friends at the robotic competition. Eamon loved his outing to watch the big brother of one of his buddies compete. It was similar to a sporting event with costuming, cheering and major crowd participation. (The older brother's team made it to the finals, but was eliminated).
* friends who offer diversions each day for our family as well as invite the kiddos over to play.
* one more day of the weekend to spend together.

What are you loving today? Do you have any grand plans for the upcoming week?

8 comments:

  1. the shawl turned out so lovely. :)
    what am i loving? this amazing weather. and having such a great time with mike the last couple days. and our new GIANT sleeping space, love not getting kicked all night!

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  2. I believe that less is more too when it comes to stuff, but I married a man who loves to hold on to everything! Last time I had to wait for him to be out of town a few weeks then I cleaned out! I really need to do that again.
    Your shawl is beautiful! I agree, gift it so it can be loved; at least you had the enjoyment of knitting it!
    Today I am loving the process of preparing for a birthday celebration at my home with family and friends, it should be fun.

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  3. Love your shawl!!! Both of my still have ALL of their pokemon cards sometimes they go through them. I am impressed you have your own deck-you must be a pokemon master :)

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  4. I am intrigued by your first sentence. Also, I'm going to look into those biology cards.

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  5. I'm loving the picture of Eamon. It made me smile. :-)

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  6. the shawl is beautiful! i am loving getting ready for Easter and the still cool mornings and evenings.

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  7. love the phylo cards!!! these will come in handy this summer with my nature loving kids.

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  8. Beautiful shawl... someone will enjoy it, I am sure!
    That yellow "hair" is too funny!! Sounds like a fun time there, too.

    Today, I am loving that my tulips are finally about to open. Soooo close.
    This week's plans...baseball, baseball, and more baseball. But loving every minute of it!

    Enjoy your week! Boxes and all!!

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