A small funny to begin today if you will humour me. Last night as I was cooking dinner, my son began a conversation with: “you know, one day you’ll be a Grandma!” “Why yes, one day that would be very nice! I replied.” “You’ll get to go to Grandma school, just like Grandma did!!”
*pause* remembering that my very literal son must have heard something and squirrelled it away….
*click* Right – “umm honey? I think you mean grammar school” (where your very British grandma did indeed go to school. Truly, and my husband agrees, doesn’t Grandma school sound way more fun?
I thought about posting on Monday, but when project monogamy hits and the project doesn’t look all that different after hours of work, there’s not much point in writing about it.
Today I’m linking up with Ginny, and sharing what I’m knitting and reading. My shawl is coming along nicely and I’m averaging about 10-15 rows per day which is needed in order to finish it in time for the KAL deadline. My son and I are still reading Harry Potter. When the chapter about the first Quidditch match was over, he wanted more, PLEASE read more!! Heady, heart filling stuff, really.
I have a new stitching start in the queue for today, one that I’ve really been looking forward to beginning. I’ve changed out the charted linen and a few of my colours have been swapped out. This is a design that I plan to stitch and then hang up here. I am still plugging away on the coffee cup – it has a whole handle on the side now!
The water is very high this year. This picture shows an area where 2 years ago we had a very small beach. No sand castles this year! It is good to see the lake levels rising instead of continuing to drop which had been the trend for the past 15 years. See the colour in the rock? That is very common here. Georgian Bay is a true geologic wonder. If you are interested in that sort of thing, this interesting article describes in detail the history of our special place. This quote in particular sums it up for me…. “From the point of view of those travelling the water trail through Georgian Bay the legacy of the Pleistocene Ice Age is the ice-scoured topography of smooth rocks and islands that gives the area its beauty and character, and the thin layer of glacial till and outwash that has given rise to soil for plant growth. One is reminded of how shallow the soil is each time that one attempts to dig a latrine.” –
I had to laugh when I read this. Intellectual potty humour at its best.