Wednesday, June 30, 2010

WIP Wednesday

Work in Process and goals for this week.

I have several more works in progress, but these are the two I have plans for this week.

Black socks for the boy. I have less than six more rounds to finish the gusset on sock one, and then the long haul of the size 12 foot. I plan to get the first sock finished this week, and the leg of the second sock started. The leg is just seven inches, so it isn't too bad to get done.

The second WIP is the Mr. Greenjeans cardigan for Aunt Kate. I only have the cuffs, and button band to finish up. This was (is) the project that taught me I don't like knitting duplicate sweaters. I knit one of these for me, and it (for me) flew. Started and done in a month. Most of the knitting on this has not taken long, but I don't like the repeat. I am going to have this finished by next Wednesday. Getting this done will be my independence day celebration.

I don't have pictures of either of these, but will try to get some and add them to the post later. Summer league Volleyball tonight for middle child, so it may not happen. But, a post is getting done.

Ryan, yes I have a blog, but if it were my child I long ago would have been in trouble for neglect. Trying to rectify that situation.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

10 on Tuesday

Summer Reading List

My summer reading list this year could be called a bit singular. Definitely a theme, and it may get interrupted part way through for a genre break, but we will see. I also don't think I will get through all of these books, but they are my list.

  1. Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephanie Meyer - Completed

  2. Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind - In Progress

  3. Stone of Tears by Terry Goodkind

  4. Blood of the Fold by Terry Goodkind

  5. Temple of the Winds by Terry Goodkind

  6. Soul of the Fire by Terry Goodkind

  7. Faith of the Fallen by Terry Goodkind

  8. The Pillars of Creation by Terry Goodkind

  9. Naked Empire by Terry Goodkind

  10. Debt of Bones by Terry Goodkind

This week is already booked up with non reading events, working in the fireworks stand for booster club this evening, summer league Volleyball last night and tomorrow night, possibly in the fireworks stand again on Thursday. Probably up to Heather's for the 3rd, and summer block party on the 4th. I am enjoying Wizard's First Rule very much right now, and would guess I will continue to enjoy it, however, I also may make a side trip to Middle Earth and read The Children of the Huran. But, that one will require some quiet time, maybe a better book for a rainy weekend. This year, that could be at anytime this summer.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

10 on Tuesday

10 Ways to Entertain Children

  1. Read to them - I can't count the number of times I have read 'Fox in Socks' and 'Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?' As the kids got older the books got bigger, and it was a chapter or two a night of Harry Potter or The Hobbit, or Ella Enchanted.
  2. Play board games - Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Monopoly and Life have all held center stage over the years.
  3. Go to the park - Family time outdoors is great fun.
  4. Crafts - beading, water color paints, popsicle sticks, good for the child mind.
  5. Watch clouds - imagination is a terrible thing to waste.
  6. Bake - measuring is a good way to develop math skills, and they like the goodies they make the best.
  7. Minor injuries- Kids love slapstick, and some of my minor injuries (stubbed toe, bonked head, etc) have provided hours of giggles for my kids afterward, not intentional entertainment, but entertainment, nonetheless.
  8. BUBBLES! - I don't think I have ever met a kid who does not like bubbles.
  9. Sidewalk chalk - I have seen amazing artwork over the years.
  10. Video/computer games together - Mario DoubleDash was a favorite, as the four of us could play in teams together.

The most important thing about entertaining kids is spending time together.