Our Week Has Been…

19 Jun


We finished the family quilt and it has already served as the catalyst for much snuggling, fort building, and living room floor picnicking. I have to thank my dear friend for passing along those solid color fabric samples; they really aren’t my style (or hers) and I just thought I would end up letting the kids play with them, maybe make a game to help R learn his colors, that sort of thing. But when we laid them out on the floor in a kind of color order, lo and behold, they turned into something I hadn’t thought they could be: beautiful. So thanks, dear friend.

Now, when I say ‘we’ finished the quilt, what I actually mean is I finished the quilt, due to something else our week has been around here…


Yes, that is a 100 L size bin full of Star Wars toys that we got FOR FREE. I don’t know if people do this in other cities, but in Missoula, this is a common practice: If you have something you no longer want and either don’t want to or can’t sell, you put it on the curb in front of your house with a sign that says FREE. We have rid ourselves of many items in this way, we have gained many items in this way. Including, now, a Millennium Falcon, a Jabba-the-Hut, and a Rancor Monster, just to name a few.

So, R, do you want to help Mommy sew the quilt?

Nah, I want to play with my Shtar Wars Shtip (we’re working on enunciation).

How about you, L? Wanna sew?

Mom, check this out! There are two young Obe Wan Kanobes and two old Obe Wan Kanobes. I’m Obe Wan Kanobe. No, I’m Obe Wan Kanobe. Hey, let’s sing a song about being Obe Wan Kanobe.

Well, that’s alright. Mom sewed, kids played and all was well.

Our week has also been…


No, that is not wet cement on R’s face, it is black licorice ice cream from Big Dipper. L also ate ice cream, huckleberry in fact, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at her.

How does that happen? Is it her and her dainty personality, or is it all girls? Is R’s sticky 5 o’clock shadow the result of his boisterous-ness, or is that all boys? I wonder.

Books that have shaped our week:

Along with this movie:

That is to say, my week has been influenced by Sherlock Homes and Bright Star. Not the kids or B so much. But I loved this movie. It’s one of those picturesque British period pieces that I can’t help but love for the sake of the costuming and the accents (and, in this case, the poetry), even if the story is tragic and depressing.

And last, but not least, this week has brought, you may have noticed, my own inexplicable urge to blog more often. Huh. Weird.

How was your week?

Love, AM


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