Friday, January 9

Hockey Boy

...or The Big Irish Head on ice. Mr. Eleven started his Hockey class last night. It was his first time with all his gear on and doing drills.
I was so proud of him! It is amazing exercise. After practice, the coach tried to talk me into joining the girls team...I don't think that is going to happen. But I may go out and skate with the kids to loud out of date music real soon.

Waiting for Truman to get out of the shower...

Happy! Frankenstein Friday!

Tuesday, January 6

World Ball update:

They may not look like much but to me they are beautiful. Why?.. because I made them myself. They still need to be painted, but are almost done. Discovering that I can actually do my own carpentry is so liberating. I have had to shelf ideas that dead ended at the dreaded out of my reach: carpentry! Mostly because until now I either had tools and no space or space and no tools. Now I have both!
Like I was saying yesterday, it was an invisible fence. Well, no more! These lovelies will be bases for large scale paintings...the paintings will hang like tapestries....I hope.


Monday, January 5

outside the invisible fence...

About a week ago we had a few 60 degree days. I am longing to work on my gardens, I took the opportunity to take down the fence that surrounds the back garden. Apparently the first owners of the house, put the fence up to coral kids. They ran a day care out of this house. It only serves to limit our space so it had to come down. I still need to dig out the posts, but I got a good start on it, so far.

At one point I had the fence down except for the gate. You can see the gate leaning against the back fence, the 2 post in the foreground were where the gate originally was. Frankenstein ran up to the gate and started to cry for me to open it so he could come in. Except that he could just walk around it, since the fence was now down! His little Chug brain was still stuck on what was. What once obstructed his path, not the reality of what is. It was so cute!

Also a valuable lesson! If I have any type of resolution for the new year, it is: to not get stuck behind fences that no longer exist...or gates to nowhere...or something like that.