As our trusted reader(s?) know, we grow all our vegetables from seed, and now that it is spring (on the calendar at least) the time nears to sow the seeds. We do this in the basement, where we have a large “seedling bank” of lights and a heat mat. But most of my plastic trays …
Category Archives: arts/crafts (children’s)
I’m Cashing In!
It’s two years old but there’s no expiration date on it.
Visit to the deCordoba Museum
The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is situated in Lincoln, the town to the north of us. Still, though it is only a twenty minute drive away, I had in all the years of living here never gone there until my friend A managed to pry me off my mountain and out of my town …
Homemade Wine Bottle Labels
Â Some of these are inside jokes: PS. We’reÂ not in Seattle. Far from it. The majority agreed that labels with castles on them lend a certain cachet to the wine: When the conversation turned to sulfites, the theme changed: Â From there on out, it was a free for all: Some of them mention an expiration date:Â Â Â
(I realize I am soon becoming the Queen of Grief, but you can always read the “Molting Chicken” entry after this one and restore some balance.) Last Sunday Amie played in her Orchestra concert. This concert featured four Rivers Youth Orchestras, from Preparatory (that Amie is in) to Symphony. It’s absolutely riveting to follow the …
Chickens Don’t like Cello
We tested that today. Maybe they just need to get used to it.
Do you remember the galimotos that the kids made at Amie’s birthday party? Â They’re all finished now: all heads glued on, legs working (got rid of those second knees) and ready to go to their new homes. Here’s the motley crew again up close.
Today Amie and I had planned to go on the first leg of the Energy Exodus march, but a nasty and (f0r me) unusual allergy attack had me up till 4 am, when I caved and finally took that Benadryl. I never take those because they knock me out completely. I woke up late, still …
Galimoto Birthday Party
DH, SIL and I worked till midnight getting the galimoto’s framework ready for the birthday party. It was fun, chatting, listening to music on the porch while bending and wrapping wires. Â And the kids, mostly aged eight, really got into it, though some parts were pretty challenging. With some help they stuck with it. In …
Homemade Goody Bag: Galimoto
Amie’s birthday is coming up and so is her party. We always do small parties at home with homemade cake and games. For many years we’ve asked the guests not to bring presents, but then I noticed how proud and happy Amie always is to give her present to her friends when it’s their party. …