Archive for August, 2017

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The ‘hi’ worm

August 16, 2017

1. I love seeing Rachel’s imagination develop. She plays in her crib while I shower, and her standard toys for that are her stacking cups, and a set of plastic pegs with a foam board to stick them in. Sometimes she just makes towers with the pegs or stacks the cups, but the other day when I went back in to get her, she handed me a cup of soup (some pegs in a cup), told me it was hot, and asked me to pray.

2. In Rachel’s book of things to spot, there’s an earthworm poking out of the ground saying ‘hi’. She thinks this is hilarious and wants to find the hi worm every time we look at that book. Yesterday there was a dead worm on the sidewalk, she didn’t know it was dead, but she went over to it and stomped on it, then loudly was saying ‘bye, worm, bye’ and waving to it, expecting it to wriggle away. I generally discourage creature stomping outside the house, but she’s been helping S take care of the Japanese beetles recently.

3. I tackled a painting project and after 4 days, it’s complete. I hope it’s a long time before I paint a stairwell again. It wasn’t too bad, but it would have been a bit better if I had a board for making a scaffolding. At least I had a ladder.

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Creepy, projects, repurpose

August 8, 2017

1. Rachel nods and smiles and pats herself, ‘keepy’ she says. She points at S and me and says the same thing. ‘Creepy’ is another one of her new words, and I don’t think she grasps it’s meaning yet, but it is funny.

2. I’m taking advantage of Rachel’s one long nap a day to work on some painting. It was the ceiling in the stairwell and upper hallway yesterday, and now the walls are getting patched and trim taped off.

3. Repurposing a flood water stained quilt top into a drop cloth. It’s a little sad, but better than it taking up space in my sewing supplies for another six years.