Man, it is pretty hard to follow up a post that took three days to write. (Not, like, three whole days. But still.)
I’m making a playmat floor quilt thingy for the baby. I bought a fat quarter of brown fabric that I thought would make good bias binding but I eyeballed the color and, well, that wasn’t a good idea. Dumbass. On the plus side, it will go nicely with some embroidery I am doing that needed more fabric in order to be anything other than a piece of muslin with the Acorn Fairy on it. Since I’m doing the stitching all in the same shade of brown as the fat quarter, it is actually quite fortuitous. Except for the annoyance of still not having any binding for the quilt. If I do not finish it pretty much immediately I can’t count on ever finishing it.
Speaking of the baby, we have started calling it Otter because it seems to be playing just like an otter and that image makes me almost unbearably happy. Also, I have a theory: Otter is a brunette. Now, the chances are actually ridiculously high, what with all the brunettes in our families and the fact that it’s a dominant gene, so you may be wondering what the hell I am talking about. I mean, what’s next? Will I predict blue eyes? Here’s the actual theory: when I was pregnant with Sam I became obsessed with the color orange and he has ginger-colored hair; this time I am really, really into brown. Case closed.
In other news, Sam and I are housesitting for Cassie and Will came down for the weekend. He has gone home now and I miss him. While he was here, we watched Indiana Jones and the
Impossibly Long Name Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I have to tell you, I went in expecting to hate it but determined to at least have fun watching it. And, um. I LOVED IT. I have almost zero issues with it as a movie, as part of the Indiana Jones franchise, as anything. I thought it was AWESOME and I think I might watch it again. Like, tomorrow. Or maybe even tonight. So there. (I am considering poking around the internet to try to figure out why everyone hated it so much, but it is possible that I’d rather not know.)
Have I mentioned how nice it is to have all this space to sew? I’ve taken over the entire dining table with my supplies. There is room to cut fabric! And I can set up my machine AND my computer! At the same time!
Also, Sam loves the pool again. He has refused to go in it the last couple of times we’ve visited, and he was very resistant yesterday, but by today he was refusing to get out even when he could not stop shivering. He climbs out onto the edge, then jumps to one of us and has us swim across the pool with him, then climbs out onto the edge and repeats process. It is awesome. We are trying to get him to practice kicking, but he likes to cling to us like a monkey when he is not jumping like a daredevil.
A message from Sam: kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk kkkkkkkkklllllllllllllll llllllllllllllllllllll kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
Those are his two favorite letters on the keyboard, as you may have already guessed if we are Twitter friends. I think he is trying to spell his last name.
I’m sure I have lots of other things I could write about, but this should do it for now. I will be the pregnant one with the embroidery. Sam will be the small one who is STILL wide awake.