Tonight was the minions' last Tee Ball game of the year and it was a rather fitting end given the start of the season. The season began with oodles of rain and ended tonight with constant mist/drizzle. We "played" one inning and then called it quits. They had fun though. I will admit that I am a bit bummed because I had wanted to take the camera to document their last game... Maybe I will make them get their ball gear on and take them to the fields on a sunny day for some photos. Maybe not. We'll see :)
School is out for the year - both minions did well in their respective classes and after a week off we are back at Summer School for a few hours each morning. The district got some sort of grant for Americorps volunteers so it's more of an extra reading/inquiry-type program that the kids are enjoying. After this current session ends we will be doing swimming lessons and then we'll see.
Speaking of the minions, how about a few photos, huh?
Obviously we've ventured down to the lake. Little man even got to "catch" his first frog of the season :)
Okay, the hubby got him.
Isn't he cute?
Little man did get his Monster Golf on though...
And last week I caught a 3-4lb bass which makes me insanely happy - I've been in a bit of a fishing slump for the past (cough)
few years so it was nice to actually catch a fish instead of vegetation for once!
Other than that, what have we been up to? The hubby has been busy with his USSSA (or whatever it is now - what happened to AAU?) team. The minions and I ventured out to the Adel Sheep and Wool festival a few weekends ago and I got a wee bit of natural Alpaca to spin up on my spindle for my upcoming ebooks. Oh, I haven't talked about that yet - I've been busy trying to get things ready for my upcoming set of ebooks. I had a dream a while back that I put together a book inspired by the Seasons of the Midwest so why not follow-through on it? There will be 4 ebooks total representing each Season and that will start (hopefully) this August/September with my Autumn-Inspired release :) I was originally going to try to see about getting published by someone - because how awesome would it be to hold your own book? - but I admitted to myself that I know absolutely nothing about that process but I do know how to put together a pattern so why not release them as an ebook? Here's a taste of some of the projects I've been working on.
Thankfully I have an absolutely fantastic group of friends and fellow Knitters that are helping me out with the test-knitting process because otherwise... Knitting several sizes of various projects is a great way to stashbust! Just saying...
What else? The minions have been spending a lot of time at the library/reading library books and I've been dyeing up a bit of stuff in between my bi-weekly mowing sessions. Thank you rain for allowing my lawn to grow at breakneck speed. Hmm. I think that just about sums it up.
Ooh, ooh!!!! I almost forgot. Remember last post when I was lamenting about my lost handknits? I GOT THEM BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was expecting a package of prototypes for some different patterns that I am working on so I didn't realize what I was actually holding at first. Then I looked at the addresses and realized that my precious babies were back in my arms and I gave a giant Whoop! and immediately followed it up with some vigorous fudderwacking much to the enjoyment of the Utility guys working about 10 feet behind me. I had forgotten that they were there but their laughter brought me back to reality. Whatever. I was just overjoyed. I put them back in the mail the following day (after checking that they were still safe in their packaging) and my friend got them and now I can breathe a sigh of relief. THANK YOU POSTAL POWERS THAT BE :D
Tell me you can look at this guy and not have Zeppelin immediately pop into your head....
Must be a saucy bird thing...