i can't believe two weeks have lapsed since my last blog entry. tashi doesn't even ask me anymore, mom, have you made a new blog entry? i wish i could say it is because i have been engaged in many new and exciting things. but not really.
what have we been up to?
as the farmer's market blanket selling (or not selling) business draws to a close (two more to go), tashi and i are preparing for peddling our wares at the horse races! foxfield has invited the charlottesville city market to join in on their family day festivities. i will be one of many food and craft vendors there. so tashi is making some new fuzzawumbles and i am continuing to make cozy blankets and bibs.
i have never been to a horse race, and have mixed feelings about them. but i do quite love horses and would like to marvel in their glory.
once that is over, i hope to have my etsy shop stocked -- and, well -- designed! we shall see!
in the mean time, the blistering hot days of summer seem to have passed and we have been having lovely -- though dry --weather. the nights and mornings have been quite cool. time to pull out the the warm pj's. babies look so cute in their sleepers don't they?
we went to the final fridays after five of the season. . .
and followed it with an incredible show at the jefferson theater, swedish band, dungen. it was a mind blowing concert of psychedelic rock jazz, and the first date for dan and i since tristan was born. wow!
i'd have to say that meeting baby elsie and seeing her lovely (and loving) parents in their country homestead made for a very special saturday afternoon.
oh, and i have to mention the ugly plastic sand box i scored from freecycle. i had visions of a sweet all natural waldorf-y sand pit surrounded by sectioned tree trunks. but when the immediate fix appeared on freecycle, i couldn't resist it for the busy boy. i think he is pleased. (btw, the wagon is from freecycle too. and wagon has become one of tristan's favorite words)
and what a busy time it is. tashi is back in school and playing soccer. tristan is climbing everything from dictionaries to shopping carts. i am easing my way back into doula work with a client due quite soon while my day job races into its busiest season. there are poems on the back of the tongue and photos to be hung.
around the house there are many tasks left undone: the patchwork curtain i want to make. the ground i want to (finally) prepare for a spring garden. the chaotic garage that has boxes still sitting in the same place they were plopped down on when we moved here two years ago. the photo albums the cat sprayed. and tashi's bedroom; we've been talking about rearranging it since last spring.
but today, as tristan naps, i thought i'd sit at this blog, because really, i do miss it so.