Day 4 — Circles. Here’s a literal interpretation for you! Lots of circles in the morning. I’ve also been thinking of the metaphorical meaning and the cycles of our days. Especially with little kids, there’s a lot of “starting again” every morning — the same meals, the same routine. Luckily, it doesn’t often feel too repetitive. I don’t know if it’s because we actually change up our days in small ways or because we’re just settled into the kind of routine that’s agreeable to the brain. Maybe a little of both. Today, I have to make several clinic appointments for the girls (regular check-up type stuff). Whee, fun! #decemberreflections #twelve22org
Day 3 — Best Day of 2017. This wasn’t a year with huge milestones, so there’s nothing obvious. But we had a lot of wonderful days. This was one of them — a warm trip up to Duluth in September. The girls love the lakeshore so much, and we just had a lovely time going here and there. None of us wanted to go home that day! #decemberreflections #twelve22org
I’m going to try doing this #decemberreflections thing — I have a couple of days to catch up on! Day 1 — Early. The girls wake up around 6:00am, but my alarm goes off at 4:50am. I like having the time to myself, so I can be ready to go by the time the girls are up. This time of year, I get to enjoy all the glowy lights, since everything else is dark. Here’s a trio of tree ornaments this morning. The snowman came from Target a couple of weeks ago. The handprint was M’s when she was just over a year old. And the glass bulb was one of my grandma’s, which she passed on to me several years back. #twelve22org
I wish I spoke chicken. These three — Jellybean (boy), Beatrice (Boy), and Sally (girl) — are buddies. They hang out together all the time and seem to be at the bottom of the pecking order. They wait for everybody else to go outside and then jump down to gobble up food. It’s interesting to see a hen who hangs out with two roos, and they seem to leave her alone. (She lays, so it’s not like she’s not fertile.) As far as roosters go, they pretty good boys.
I’ve put them in the barn with Charlie (who is still mostly featherless on her back and who gets harassed by Red) and Iris (who’s in there as company for Charlie). Even bedraggled Charlie is higher in the pecking order than these guys, so I’m hoping it’ll be a peaceful mix. Charlie has shown *some* progress with her feather growth, so I’m hoping she’ll return to normal eventually and will be able to re-join the rest of the flock. #twelve22org
LOL, I didn’t think this through! The chair legs are wider at the “top”, so the yarn wouldn’t slide off. I had to undo one leg so I could free the yarn. The good news: there’s about 240yds here, enough to actually make something (small) with. I’ve already spun the second single, so now I just have to wind that into a hank, dye them, wind them back into balls, ply them, then wind them up one last time. I’m rethinking that “just”. #twelve22org