When is it not totally crazy in the Hannafin household? The past few weeks have been just been busy. Busy, busy, busy. When I’m not at work, I’m doing stuff with the family, what little free time has been used up with getting crap done around the house. Even Facebook has been a victim and I can quickly update that from my phone, that is when the twins are not playing a game on it. Granny has been in town for the past week and it’s been nice to have time to visit with her. We babysat the twins over the weekend while their parents went to a wedding in Napa. I love those little guys with all my heart but Jesus Christ on a cracker, they can suck up what little energy my body can create in a twenty-four hour period! But I am happy to be there when they need me. We also enjoyed a lovely visit with Courtney’s cousin and her son who is a year older than the twins. The three boys got along great, like they had known each other for years. They are all in their tattling phase right now, so there was a lot of “Elisabet he took my book. Elisabet he hit me. Elisabet he won’t play with me”. Ahh those special family moments.
Since there is nothing on TV and my in-laws don’t subscribe to any movie channels, I had time to read. I started reading The Bucolic Plague by Josh Kilmer-Purcell. If you haven’t been watching The Fabulous Beekman Boys on Planet Green you are missing out on some great television. The book provides a background on how Josh and Brent found the Beekman mansion and decided that they wanted to change their lives. I was truly touched and inspired by their story. It made me think more about how I want to change things in my life. If they can do it so can I! Of course I can’t drop everything and buy a farm, but I can make little changes such as building my garden.
The whole garden thing has been in the plans for a few months but in the horrible Arizona summer there isn’t much I can plant. I am cracking the whip on Courtney to get the beds made so I can be ready to plant next month. I have been researching what I would like to grow and what can grow in Arizona, it looks like I am going to go the heirloom vegetable route. Stuff that we eat now only better. I’m also working on a growing schedule so we can eventually can and freeze stuff to have during the hot summer. I’m actually excited to make my own pickles and can tomatoes. I used to do that with my Nana when I was kid, of course I hated it then. Maybe it will be something that I can pass down to Maggie and the twins some day.
The quilt has been basted and is ready to quilt but I haven’t had time to sit down to get it done. I started practicing free motion quilting on practice squares and I just don’t have the hang of it yet. I’m trying the stippling pattern, I keep trapping myself and crossing stitches. Practice, practice, practice. I’ll get the hang of it soon.
The other thing that has me a bit preoccupied…guess…Twilight: Eclipse! It’s simply amazing but did you think that I would say anything different? Ha ha ha. I’ve seen it five times now and I still cry at the same part of the movie. I can’t help it, seeing it on the big screen is exactly how I pictured it in my head. Waiting for fifteen hours to see was totally worth it, I can’t wait for Breaking Dawn!