It’s morning and I’m waiting for my coffee to get done cooking. There is nothing like a good cup of percolator-brewed coffee to get your day started. Right now I’ve got some Lebanese coffee in it flavored with cardamom. Makes the whole house smell good! I forgot the brand name offhand but you can get it at Yasmeen’s in Saginaw.
This past week was a pretty normal week I guess. I knitted my first mitten, which came out nice. I didn’t realize my hands were so big or so long. Mittens are a lot of fun and I plan to make many more of them! We bought a tabletop tree to take to my mom’s for Christmas and we wound up putting it up here on a table, so Sophie can’t pull it down and eat it. We did a little Christmas shopping too, we still have more to go, but we made a bit of a dent in it. We bought some books to exchange with a girl in Finland, she is sending us some Finnish DVD’s for the kids. Our address change was finalized and I will see if the post office put the change of address stickers on our mail yet. At least I got to talk to our mail carrier to explain what was going on. No surprise, the county had not told them anything about it yet! I also made a cloth bag for my knitting, it came out looking OK until I put ribbon on it for handles. But I was pressed for time and didn’t have time to properly sew them from fabric. And I didn’t change the thread color either. But it’s functional! I also took the lime green bag Autum gave me as part of our yarn exchange and sewed some sushi fabric to the inside and put a pocket on the outside. I’ll try to get some pictures. (I always say that!)
I finally figured out how to take decent close ups with our camera. That thing does so much stuff, there is no way I will possibly ever understand it all.
Sophie stood up for 3-4 seconds this weekend before sitting down. And, it was controlled too, she didn’t just fall down. She keeps getting closer to walking, I think she just needs the confidence to let go.
I saw our laundry basket last night and thought, now how did that happen? I need to get going on that today. It’s a never ending pile. Same with the dishes. One of these days the kids will be big enough to do their own!
Oh, and Sophie woke me up at LEAST every 2-3 hours and nursed all night long. So the night before was definitely a fluke. We’re back to where we were. So goes life with a baby. And Will called one of our Christmas ornaments “beautiful” (it was a blue wooden soldier that came in a set of wooden ornaments that I bought after the cat knocked the tree down and broke my glass ones about 11-12 years ago!). It was cute to hear him say that! It’s neat to see his language continue to mature and change.