*Three weeks of radio silence, one post complaining about how fast time flies, brief talk about knitting and kids. Repeat from *.
This post will be exactly the same as that.
Ha ha, I kid. Because *I* have had a couple of vacations, and between the two we had a housekeeper come and clean our place, and I have been feeling peachy peachy keen ever since. (It’s amazing how relaxing it is to sit at home and knit or read when you’re not ignoring dishes, unmopped floors and souring laundry.)
Reading! That’s another thing that’s new. For ages I stopped reading (though I listen to the occasional audiobook) because I would rather knit, and I couldn’t do both. Recently one of my stepdaughters sent the boys a Kindle, and in the process of looking for library books for them, I downloaded one that interested me, and have been reading ever since. (It’s great for times when I’m pumping or holding a baby or other things and only have one free hand.) In the last month or more I’ve read Animal Dialogues (fascinating, may need to read more from this guy), Dracula, several Neil Gaiman books (swoon) and I’m halfway through a reread of The Hobbit. I feel like I’m missing some… Anyway! It feels nice to read again.
Back to those vacations: Grampa G in Montana had his 80th birthday, so we schlepped the clan up for the barbecue and met two of the stepdaughters for the party. The boys essentially ran wild the whole time and had a grand time. Smallish Bear experienced grass for the first time, and he laid there on blankets under the trees and cooed at the leaves.
A week later, we took our Christmas-present vacation from T’s parents, and met them for a week on Maui. Oh yeah we did. Hot and melty (though many of you probably deal with temps and humidity like they had there – I was unaccustomed to being out-of-doors in July) but we acclimated and had a great time. We went to George Kahumoku Jr’s show and farm, snorkeled from a catamaran, saw a luau, went to a goat farm, and hit the beach daily.
Oh yeah, and Opal said we needed Shave Ice, and she was right.
There’s even been a bit-o-the-knit, but I’ll save that for a later time.