I am really trying to figure out when my most productive times of the month are. I got a necklace for my birthday, and the card enclosed said that since I was born during a last quarter moon, my best days are the ones just before and after the new moon. Could be a little New Age, but I was careful to watch during those times to see if I really was more productive. I shouldn't say more productive, because I think I am almost always busy, but it's more of finding out which times are the best to start projects and having a greater success rate of finishing them in a timely fashion. I can tell you that right now is not one of those times! I have quite a few little projects sitting around that I started off with great enthusiasm, but are now just sitting there, waiting to be finished and quickly losing their appeal.
In between my purging-organizing-hearth tending moments I did a quickie make-over to My Favourite Boy's room. Last summer I painted his walls but never did find a coordinating bedspread. I lucked out at the thrift store a few weeks ago and found four curtain panels that had the colours I was going for.
I was sad to take his old nautical room decorations to the thrift store to donate, but I have to keep telling myself don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened. He's growing up, and I am grateful for what I had and what is yet to come.
I'm not sure if I will continue with this or not. I'm finding it so fiddly and time consuming. I'm sure I must have felt the same way about learning crochet, but there was a deep drive to succeed there that I don't feel here. I think I could get by with just knowing knit and purl, and only make things that have 90 degree angles like scarves and square pillows. I just don't know. I probably should have taken the class closer to a new moon!
I have had an insane amount of luck finding vintage treasures. You have seen a few already, but the best find by far was this:
Based on the Egyptian style motifs I believe it was made in the 1920's.
So far the most use it has gotten - other than just looking pretty - has been as a torture device for Lego people. My Favourite Boy has had a grand old time taping them to the wheel and pumping the treadle as fast as it will go.
Not the most exciting update in the world, but that's what's going on in my space.
Only six and a half more days of school until summer holidays. I'm looking forward to it because lunch making has become the biggest drag in the world at this point. I don't even care if the kids have homework or not; I just want them to hang up their stuff at the end of the day and play outside. Bring on summer - and the new moon:)