Apr. 12th, 2017 10:17 pm


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I spent most of the afternoon in the garden, trimming the hedge that's just over the vegetable patch - can't do that once it's full of young plants, right ? Mostly, the butterfly bush hadn't been trimmed down for two years and was as high as the house.
It's a plant I dug up from the rocks and concrete next to our previous place - there were wild butterfly bushes growing on a patch where a new building was to be added, and I wanted to save one. I only managed to dig out one of the smallest ones, it was maybe three inches high at the time. First it lived in a pot on our balcony, then we planted it in the garden. And today I needed the ladder to cut it down - a project made slightly more adventurous by the honeysuckle vines that tried to strangle me and kept the cut-off branches in place...

The kids pleaded for a game of Quirkle, and it's amazing how much better they got at it since last time - especially Toad. I won, but not by much, and Toad was calculating the scores very, very fast.

Sewing was slow - just partially patterned Titania's underdress. Client postponed her appointment, which was okay by me - I'd much rather see her at a time when the kids aren't home.

On a less happy note : I am crossposting from Dreamwidth, and I will be deleting my LJ shortly. Not out of a particular personal fear, but things like censorship and discrimination (and worse) are a dealbreaker for me. So, follow me here if you want to keep in touch !

Feb. 24th, 2016 11:33 pm

Slow days

mrs_maupin: (midona)

As predicted, I didn't get much done yesterday - between swimming in the morning and cooking in the afternoon, the day just disappeared I don't know where. There were lots of hems you can't make out in pictures, some seam finishing (but not much), and little leaves and more little leaves. And a belt.

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Today was the day for more small leaves to make the let flower. The top is not in the realm of "all the small things I need to do but it's mostly wearable anyway so where the hell did my motivation go ?" now. Which is good (progress !) but also bad (where is my motivation ?). I'm pushing myself to really finish it and blog about it this week. Or at least try.
Then I got my son back from his grandma. He's been very quiet all afternoon. Not yet reading cover to cover, but lost in books all the same.

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Bonus picture of the cinnamon rolls I did yesterday. I also made a big batch of individual ones that are now in the freezer and will be served as breakfast over the week.


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