Friday, May 30, 2014

Boy Friday

Our cowboy camp this week

Well, Friends, it happened to me this week. Those dreaded words that most moms of boys don't want to hear..."Mama, I want a motorcycle." Why, why, why are boys attracted to fast things that can kill them?

It happened on Monday. We were getting back into our car after getting ice cream in the artsy little discrict in our town and John looked over and saw a big, black, brand new, gleaming, BMW motorcycle. I could almost see it in his eyes - the look of "Wow! What a machine!" He turned to me and said, "Mama, when our car gets old and we need a new one, can we get a motorcycle?"

I felt like freezing and saying harshly, "No! Don't you know those things will kill you?" B...U...T... I knew that would only drive him to it even faster.

Instead I said, "Well, a motorcycle can only fit two people. What would Arthur and Daddy do?"

"We could get two motorcycles." He said without blinking. You gotta love this kid. He is smart.

"Yes, we could. But where would mama put all the groceries when I went food shopping." I responded. And I really thought I had him with this one.

"You could use Daddy's car." He said.

This kid! He thinks of everything! "Well, John, when you are 21 you can save up your money and get a motorcycle." I said with a sigh. After all... did I  have my motorcycle license and didn't I learn how to drive a motorcycle. I suppose he could too.

"How much do they cost?" He said. "Around $3,000 for a very used one." I said. "Can we start saving up our pennies after we save up enough for a coo-coo clock?" John asked. "No. when you are old enough you can start mowing lawns and saving that money."

And he was satisfied. He had made a plan for getting his very own motorcycle.

Of course I haven't yet informed him that he would also have to take the ABATE safety course I had taken and he would also have to promise me to always, always, always wear a helmet and the right gear. But for the moment he was happy in just the thought of a motorcycle.

For now, I can rest and not worry. Sometimes it is absolutely wonderful to have a 4 year old boy who really can't get into very dangerous things!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Knitter's Life Podcast: Episode 4

Hi Knitter's

I did another one of my crazy podcasts - and they really are crazy! Oh, my. Well, grab your knitting and have a good laugh!

Here are links to a few things I mention in the podcast:

Went to the TNNA with my two good friends

Happy Fuzzy Yarn - they have the extra fine merino roving I saw at the TNNA

Sweet Georgia - another really nice roving I saw at the TNNA

My mom's watercolors

Podcast where John dyes the fiber I just finished spinning

Eva Neckerchief by my good friend, Brownie Knits

Sweet Tomato Heel by Cat Borhdi

Fish Lips Kiss Heel - had to see what all the hype is about! =) She gives you a lot of information.

Join the group and start a discussion at ClassicCableKnits ravelry group

Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day

"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand the spine of others are stiffened." 
Billy Graham

Hello Friends! Happy Memorial Day to you! I hope you have had a lovely weekend and are getting to spend some time with your loved ones.

It is easy for the true reason why we celebrate Memorial day to get lost in the fog of happiness over "one more day off," but I hope you get a moment to say a prayer for the men and women of our armed forces and to reflect on those who sacrificed so much so that we can live the lives we do.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Summer Begins...

Hello friends!
Phew! Well, I think we're back to "normal" here. We've just been through 4 weeks of non-stop sickness. I didn't know it was possible. But I guess it is! We're on our second round of antibiotics and I think that did the trick.

And... it's been somewhat warmer and sunnier so we've been playing outside! That has to help! The boys are at such a fun stage - just beginning to find the fun of playing together but haven't gotten too mad or sick of one another yet. Arthur is crawling everywhere keeping mommy on her toes... and he has started to pull up - cruising is just around the corner!

John is out on summer break and we are eating it up. So many fun things to do before school starts again! What a fun season!

And... in the woolly front!Oh, my! There is so much to catch up on! Where do I start? Well, I think I'll just plan another podcast in the next week or so to catch you all up on the adventures.

In the meantime - you can find me daily on Instagram as ccknits!

I'll be back again!