I love being reminded that I live in an environ-
ment where personal touches still matter. Each Christmas Ian tips our trash collection guys and Jan, our mail lady. They deal with some nasty weather. When Ian collected the mail, he also collected this bag off cookies and note from Jan, expressing her appreciation. Sweet!
Another personal touch - we bought a new dog bed at Costco because those circular beds take up so much space. No one wanted to touch it and they did a musical chairs of the two acceptable beds. I think the problem has been resolved. I just realized as I loaded this picture that there is a huge dust bunny under that chest. There's a whole family of them and when summer comes and we open the windows, they all meet up along the baseboards on the east side of the house.
We're babysitting Alexia this weekend so her parents can attend the college football bowl game in San Francisco with University of Nevada Reno and Boston College. I bought her some variegated yarn so we try knitting again. But before we did, I found some videos on YouTube to watch.
This video was immensely helpful. Guided by this young lady's instructions, we went "in, round, through and out of town." It was our mantra. It's a great video for teaching youngsters, taught by a youngster.
Alexia is very excited by her work and I realize I didn't take a later photo. She knitted nearly 4" today and can work semi-independently. She had quite the agenda: knit, weave, spin and bake cookies.
The looper loom won my nod since it's another sofa activity. She's close to having a potholder, and we'll finish that tomorrow. Tomorrow is also cookies. I put her to bed, she closed her eyes and she was out. Oh how I wish.
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