This is Manny the Sproinger.
I took William to early voting this morning, and look who happened to show up just after we did.
There was no waiting at the Rhodes-Jordan Park Community Center and all of the volunteers were helpful and friendly. William wasn't as nervous voting this time as the first time he voted in Tennessee. One more case of Successful Adulting.
It's always great when you can solve a household problem quick as a wink.
Hannah wanted to dress up for Halloween for her shift at the tavern bud didn't have anything at hand. I overheard David telling her that we had a bin full of costumes (he thought in our closet, but not) and that I had (at one time) a goddess costume.
I quietly went to check my closet and found something even better: My purple and black velvet dragon dress. I've had it forever, so it was small enough to fit Hannah with the bodice ties pulled in a bit. She loved it and was a hit at the tavern.
Score one for Auntie Mo!
Looking for a new winter knitting project, I hopped onto Esty and look for a pattern for a specific hat. For those of you who are Fire Fly fans, you'll probably remember when Jayne's mom made him a hat. I found a very simple pattern by WoolfsClothing and tried it out using some yarn and needles I had on hand (it's been a while since I've knit anything and wasn't sure I'd be able to pull it off).
Look at what showed up today! My mom's new book, "A Bear Gun: Charlotte's Compendium for Conscious Living"!
This volume contains guidance, wisdom, and techniques gleaned from her spiritual journey over years of dealing with life's challenges. It's non-religious, the stories are engaging, and the techniques are simple, clear, and easy to follow.
This is a home-made book in it's truest sense. Mom wrote it at home, I edited it and did the cover art at home, and she prints and assembles copies at home. The only thing outsourced is the spiral binding. It is truly a labor of love.
|The subject patch of earth with lawn removed.|
|Staking out and framing.|
|"We're going to need a lot more dirt."|
|Adding a trellis for the climbers.|
|Time to fill it in.|
|Ruger supervises Michael and William|
|Ruger taking a break from supervising.|
|Tigah working hard.|
|Ready to plant!|
|That's not where the water is supposed to come out.|
|William chatting with Regina.|
|Thomas and William awaiting their meals.|
|Thomas, Denny, and David.|
|William's post-dinner contentment.|
|The satisfied chef.|
|Baggie in all his spread-out glory.|
|Tigah deigns to share "her" sunshine with Mr. B.|
|In a rare moment of tenderness, Tigah grooms Baggie. A moment later, she play-bit him.|
|Giving a bit of comfort in closeness.|