Puttering & Decluttering

I am SO lucky! I got up to hot bis­cuits and gravy AND a clean kitchen, thanks to my mar­velous sam­bear!

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, I missed see­ing curiousmay9 before she left this morn­ing. We went to the filk last night and had a love­ly time, then stayed up talk­ing ’til 1 or so. I can’t remem­ber the last time I was up that late two nights in a row. I near­ly wimped out on the filk, but our Leo prevailed—so I met my goal of doing two social things out­side the house this week. It’s always good to see myp­syk­lops! shad­owkatt will be sor­ry to have missed it, I know.

I’m think­ing that I may need to take up the flute again in order to help get my breath sup­port for singing up to par. We do have the key­board and gui­tar in place in the liv­ing room now, to encour­age their use on a more reg­u­lar basis. Per­haps I should get the flutes out, too.

Inter­est­ing arti­cle: Learn­ing and Teach­ing Infor­ma­tion Technology—Computer Skills in Context

School Away From School is anoth­er inter­est­ing one, although like sev­er­al recent NY Times arti­cles it has a lit­tle anti-home­school­ing bias tossed in.

sam­bear is going through the pots, pans, and bake­ware, dis­card­ing those that we just don’t use or that aren’t so good any­more (like those which were for­mer­ly non-stick, but have lost their coat­ing). Does any­body need ran­dom cook­ware? It isn’t great, but it might be bet­ter than what some­one has.

We have a bed frame for the guest room now, thanks to bookofmir­rors and the rest of the Har­mo­ny bunch! I think we’re going to put that in place after Sam is done in the kitchen.

I have all my works-in-progress out. I’m going to kit them up and try a stitch­ing rota­tion. Hope­ful­ly, that’ll let me work through the projects I have to fin­ish with­out get­ting too bored with any one project. I fin­ished my sec­ond old­est WIP, the nurs­ery sam­pler I start­ed while preg­nant with Katie, this past week. I’ll add a pic­ture of it to my site as soon as I have access to a good dig­i­tal cam­era. I’ve stitched on the old­est WIP, the light­house piece, for the past cou­ple of nights. The actu­al chart for What’s Your Sign, Baby? has gone miss­ing, so I think I’m going to try beg­ging a new one from Witch­es Stitch­es in order to move for­ward on that design. This is, in fact, part of the declut­ter­ing effort. No, really!

I intend to try lac­ing my own pieces to pre­pare them for fram­ing, too. I’d like to have a serg­er (or have access to one) to fin­ish the edges of the pieces before start­ing, but I may be able to start on some of the old­er pieces that aren’t incred­i­bly impor­tant to me with­out that. I need to get some real­ly strong thread and acid-free foam-core board first, though. I’m run­ning low on a cou­ple of col­ors of DMC, so I fore­see a trip to a craft store in the near future.

sam­bear is done! I’m going to go admire his accomplishments 🙂

Cur­rent Mood: 🙂good
Cur­rent Music: “Pagan Girl” Emer­ald Rose
Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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