saturday with the boots
Rainy with breakthrough sun. So declared the weather man on Friday eve, and he was right! It has rained and rained and rained and rained. And then! All of a sudden, for the briefest 10 minutes, the sun bursts joyously through the gloom before being gobbled up by the next herd of clouds stampeding our way.
Never mind … Saturday busyness just set up inside! Whilst Abby and I ventured out for buttons, needlepoint yarn and other more edible ingredients, Julian set up a mini workshop on the new kitchen table (ahem!). He built that funny looking wooden thing in the second picture – it’s a spoke tuner! Now he can re-build his bike wheels that much more precisely so that when I’m called in for the final performance, there’s nary a flat note to be heard. He’s a clever boy that one. With such a marvellous make do and mend mentality :-)
After pushing his stuff to one end, Abby and I set up at the other end of the table. Nice and close to the kettle for frequent top ups. A few hours were dedicated to a new game – Professor Layton and the Curious Village – we were all quite taken by it! I proved quite good at the puzzles that required shifting things around (gee! really?!). And Julian was able to put some of last term’s algebra to good use and explain to Abby just how you worked out how old the little boy was. But most exciting is Abby’s new foray into cooking. See, she’s found a website where people make the food and then post the recipes for the madcap food found in animes and games. Tomorrow night we are being treated to a Persona dinner. This evening … it was coloured bread rolls! Filled with jam no less. Strangely enough, they really were rather yummy :-) Next week, she’s going to try the more traditional filling – red bean paste – but still thinks coloured bread is infinitely more fun to bake than mama’s boring wholemeal.
Me? I wielded the needle of course. Lots of fill. Quite a bit of ripping – the ummatched and insipid blue. And the addition of a heap more red. You can’t have too much red, can you? No, of course not. I’m loving the new life that is being woven into this quaint girl and her enormous cat. Definitely in the mood for finishing.
And there was pie. Mmmmm … rhubarb and BANANA. Weird I know, but scrumptiously good!