First on the agenda ... end of July ... the monthly church newsletter.
Nursing my bum knee. Oh well ... For all who are asking: I made an appointment to see what can be done about it. August 22!
A little bit of sewing ... This is the German July block (monthly quilt pattern) to be in the pot for the free give-away. Done in time. One up and down is a block. This is an excerpt of the row.
I attempted to make "Red beets hummus" like we had it in Cambridge on our England trip recently. I brought some to my friend Julie to get her opinion (which was very favorable). I liked it myself and will do it again.
I even shelled the chickpeas (or garbanzo beans). Did you know that they are called "Kichererbsen" in Germany? Literally translated: giggle peas!
Omi, don't forget to bind the copies of last year's (weekly) letters to William to make his "Second Grade Book" and mail it with a few other surprises. He is starting third grade!
William knows we like to hear from him. He did FaceTime when the parcel arrived and opened it in front of us. How cool is that?
While making the yearly Chrismon plans, I got kissed by the muse and even designed a new Chrismon this week. The keys to heaven. The crossed keys are also the sign of Saint Peter the Apostle.
Occasional babysitting "over the river".
Wednesday we got up at 5:30 am to be "over the river" at 7 am. It was a very hot day so time outside was limited but we did have a lot of fun. James took Caleb to the library and lunch and the twins and I had fun too played nicely.
Colin was so desperately trying to use Caleb's bicycle. No luck to reach the paddles yet.
Caleb found a frog and Owen was very interested in that. He did let him go again though.
The German August row. The blogs are not sewn together yet though.
Friday (yesterday) was Sarah's day off. She wanted to take the children to the Botanical Garden. Papa went too. I skipped it but I managed to walk to the closest Mexican Restaurant to meet them for lunch afterwards. When we left the restaurant: How could we only have 2 hats and one walking stick for 3 children?
And that is how fast time goes. Sigh.