Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lady of Shalott update

I've been having a little more time for stitching since Matt only had one class this summer. He's been able to share some of the kid and cooking duties. I'm also excited about stitching again, which is a good thing!

To address some comments, I keep my TW charts, so I won't be getting rid of this one -- sorry and good luck. Also, the road on the trip -- horrible. I stitched anyway, at least until I got annoyed with the bobbing needle. I only lost it once.

Reading: I'm still making my way through Mercedes Lackey's urban fantasy series. I've also been reading Jacqueline Carey and Stacia Kane -- good but not for the faint of heart. I also did a massive purge of my paperback collection, going from four bookcases to three. It's been painful, but it's what I need to do. We'll probably sell the house when Matt graduates (we don't like the neighborhood), no matter where we wind up, and I don't need to lug useless stuff around. I'm not much on rereading books, so I am getting rid of anything I know I won't read again. So far that's four big boxes. I credit the Kindle for helping me let go.

Logan: He's entered the "Why?" stage and is already driving us nuts. We're having a few problems with potty training. They tell us he does well at daycare, but he hates going at home. I don't know what the deal is. And since he only poops at home, he's not pooping in the potty either. Ugh. Any advice?

Lufy: Thank you for your kind words. It's still hard. Last night we had a storm roll in, and the first thing I thought of was her huddled under the desk, all 75 pounds of her. I really miss my girl. The vet mailed us a card with her footprint on it. Very nice of them, but of course it made me cry.