Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A little update

I haven't meant to be an absent blogger but there have been extenuating circumstances. This weekend we had to empty the schoolroom for Contractor Dude. This meant moving the desks, filing cabinet, table, bookshelf and various school related sundry out. You'd laugh if you could see our computer set up in our front hall. It's not pretty but it works. The camera, however, is not hooked up so no new photos. Renovations are moving along slowly. Contractor Dude painted the schoolroom today and tomorrow he'll put down the flooring. We should be able to move back into that room on Friday.

The crowdedness and change to our routine is unsettling. It's making me anxious, has put the boys on edge, and is just all around annoying. I can't wait for it to be over. I am very grateful that we've had such beautiful weather so we can spend so much time outdoors.

Lucy bug hunting

Sadly, our baby girl, our sweet little Lucy has gone missing. It's been a week now and it's not likely she'll be coming back. We live in a very rural area and have coyotes, foxes, and fisher cats in the back woods. It is likely that Lucy met her fate at their hands. She would have been one on October 6th. We are all very sad but especially Youngest Son who "owned" Lucy. May she rest in peace.

We had a scary moment on the soccer field tonight. In soccer, when a player is injured, all play stops and the players go down on one knee. I saw the players go down to their knees and looked for the injured player only to see that it was Oldest Son who was on the ground. He lay there for a minute until the coach and ref went to help him. They led him off the field limping. It's a hard thing to be a mom and clap for your child as he's carried off the field. I'm not sure what happened exactly but he may have hyperextended his knee. We've applied ice and given Advil and we'll see how he is in the morning. He appears to be doing well.

I don't have any knitting pictures to show tonight. The Good Juju socks are just about done. Three more rows and the toe of the last sock can be kitchenered. I do love the Apple Laine. It is amazingly soft and smells wonderful. You should buy some just so you can smell it. The juju appears to have worked as the Red Sox have clinched a playoff spot. I'm still hoping they win the Division.

I'll post knitting updates later in the week when I get the camera hooked up to the computer again. Knitting is happening.