Yikes! It's been more than a month since I've posted anything. I certainly haven't been hiding from social media, but it does steal the blog ideas far too often.
I like the more reflective writing that comes with blogging, but need to make and take the time to do that writing.
So here's a fast recap of the last month.
School ended. Emma graduated grade 8 and is going to high school.
Ya, I know, she looks rather grown up. I love this picture. I took it on the subway platform on our way to the graduation ceremony (that's Craig, not some random stranger).
This is a more grade 8 shot with her best friends:
Then to celebrate, we went crazy and drove NORTH to visit my family in Moonbeam (yes, Moonbeam).
And yes, they have a space ship
My cousins have a beautiful place on Remi Lake and we enjoyed the long days and dark starry nights (the sun didn't set until 10:30!)
Sadly, we could only stay for 2 days so we took a day to drive up (11 hours) and a day to drive back (10 hours)--1750kms round trip for 2 days of fun. It was totally worth it. I spent a lot of summer vacations on that lake and hadn't been back for 25 years. Now I want to go for another, longer visit.
Now we're into the lazy days of summer. Well the kids are. They're off doing summer stuff--at their grandparents' houses, at camps, at home. And Craig and I are at work (sadface).
I'm using the childfree time to catch up on some knitting (when it's not too hot).
I finished a shawl on our roadtrip:
Lunatic Fringe from Knitty. The yarn is a no-name merino felted single that my pal Keri brought me from New Zealand. It was dyed up by the amazing Kim in the colourway: Just Say Oregano. It was an amazing yarn to knit with and a really fun pattern.
I'm also plugging away at my Honeybee cardigan in Tosh Merino Light
And something a bit crazy. Apostrophe by Rosemary Hill in Indigodragonfly Merino Silk Sock (yum). I love the design, but the knitting is a bit fiddly. In the current heat wave it's a good project because it only touches my fingers.
It's been nice to hang out over here in my blog. I've been absent because life is good. And I'll try to come back and say more about that this summer.