Lest my faithful reader fear that I have succumbed in the Great Ladybug Invasion, I must put your mind at ease.
It turned out that the "invasion" consisted of a grand total of five ladybugs. Five. I disposed of two all by myself, heroically and with minimal whining. The others I trapped and waited for EP Dude to deal with as he saw fit.
I have my limits.
In the meantime, Wee Ninja Girl decided to cut three more teeth (including molars!) and is about to cut a fourth. And as an added bonus, she is getting over another cold which, thankfully, wasn't as bad as her first.
I managed to rake the leaves from the neighbor's trees and create a compost pile in the backyard in between rainy days and might actually get the lawn mowed before it snows. Except that the forecast has been hinting at snowfall tomorrow and I think it's safe to say that I will not be raking leaves on Thanksgiving morning.
I started to burn out on the knitting and crocheting after I made Wee Ninja Girl and my niece Sweetie-O square pink hats (not that the hats are "square" as in "L-7," but they are square shaped) so I've taken up sewing. EP Dude gave me a lovely Husquevarna sewing machine for Christmas '06 and I'm finally using it consistently. I've made myself a knit blouse and wool-blend skirt for tomorrow, and also this apron, which I haven't really used yet because I don't want to get it dirty.
Yes, I know that's the point of an apron. But it's so pretty!
Tonight I kick off the holiday baking season with delicious (I hope!) homemade sour cherry pie with delicious (I hope!) homemade pate brisee crust. Last year's was awesome, so I have a lot to live up to this time around.
Then it will be time for Christmas cookies and Figgy Pudding!
That's right, I said Figgy Pudding. I found a recipe on the interwebs several years ago and managed to save it before the site took it down and I make it every year. If you, dear reader, are very good and eat all your veggies, I promise I will post it for you in time for Christmas.
If you don't believe that it will be delicious, remember those enthusiastic carolers that not only demand that their audience bring them Figgy Pudding, but they refuse to leave the premises until they get some.
Married to Extraordinarily Patient Dude, mother to Wee Ninja Girl, Sillypants, and Little Irish, writer of inanity. I start lots of craft projects and rarely finish them. I will post patterns and pictures of the completed ones, though they may be few and far between. I love to play the flute and the recorder (from Sopranino to Bass, thus far) and hope to share some music on occasion. In the meantime, I will write about life as a Roman Catholic, a wife, a mother, and a person.
NOTE: I am importing the pattern & recipe posts from my previous blog (String Theories and Other Whimsy) to have them all in one place.