Wednesday, 31 October 2012

10 things

  • The University is a 7 minute walk from Loop.
  • I have been running errands to Loop for my Mum.  She needs some nice projects to knit whiles he recuperates from a second hip replacement operation.  Nice projects need nice yarn.  Loop has verrrrrrry nice yarns.
  • Mostly I have been terribly well-behaved and just bought what Mum wanted, but yesterday my resolve crumbled and I bought myself a skein of Malabrigo Worsted in  the Rhodesian colourway - a wonderful burnished orange - to make myself an autumn hat.
  • Autumnal hurricane hat
  • I don't really have time to knit, as I am too busy practising my aseptic technique, writing biology notes and submitting my first essay.
  • My first essay in eighteen years.
  • That makes me feel even older than saying 'my son is thirteen'.
  • Olivia has decorated the chimney breast in the kitchen with A5 sized manga portraits of everyone in the family.  It looks wonderful.
  • Olivia and her manga family wall
  • Some of the likenesses are uncanny - Uncle Richard and Granny are particularly good.
  • Manga Cam and Manga Granny
  • I am still cooking - almost as much as I did before I started my nursing qualifications.  I am still baking all our bread, and making yogurt, and making midweek suppers and packed lunches.  Olivia's doing most of the baking though, and Graham is cooking on weekends.
  • It is not easy to let other people have their turn in the kitchen.  Doing the cooking is what I do best.

7 comments:

  1. It would be very hard for me to let other people cook too -my kids are never going to learn to cook at this rate.

    Love your pumpkin yarn.

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  2. Doing cooking is NOT what you do best - you are wonderful at so many things but perhaps being a mother is what you do best? It seems a good thing to have on page 1 of your CV with two wonderful children to prove that you are not exaggerating.

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  3. Sounds like everything is going well and everyone has adapted to their new roles xx Well done you xx Good Luck with your essay - I wouldnt know where to start x

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  4. I suspect that there is still a HUGE amount of list writing going on in Nurse Nancys house? Glad you are managing to squeeze in a bit of knitting though, it's going to be a beauty!Good luck with the essay x

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  5. Good luck with the essay. I'm writing one this week too ... Groan.

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  6. The very thought of writing an essay brings me out in a cold sweat. So impressed. I actually find it quite hard to spend money in Loop- mostly because I want it ALL and therefore become very indecisive. Glad all seems to be going well for you :)

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  7. I am glad you are fitting in some knitting, and that it's for you.

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