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Small successes and tiny twinges: 5 things 8.5.2017

1. Last Tuesday was a glorious, glorious day. The stars aligned for me to sign both kids up for seven solid hours of childcare. Which which I did a full day’s paid work, got my desk sorted, even had a pleasant little lunch break, and after it all, I still had energy to play with kids. More like this please?

  1. Speaking of playing with kids. Little Dude has become a bit obsessed with Munchkin Quest, which is seriously not a game to play with 4yo, mostly because it’s way too complicated (I still haven’t managed to understand all the rules; I mean it’s really hard grasping the finer nuances when you have kids literally climbing all over you as you try to read the manual) and a little bit inappropriate. But he can’t let go. So I’ve ordered the junior version (Treasure Hunt), adapted largely by removing the stab-your-buddies angle; let’s see how that goes. (I’ve also ordered the original card game, although I do wonder who I’ll play it with. It needs more than two players. It’s not really for kids. Our game-loving neighbours are German. It’s all so complicated.)

  2. Speaking of childcare. I have woken up to the possibilities offered by the community centre on Wednesday afternoons, viz, Kreativwerkstatt! Fr10 per kid for 3 hours of drop-in childcare! And it’s not just childcare, it’s activities! (Elf is particularly keen on the woodwork class.) I can most definitely see this happening more often.

  3. I haven’t been doing much knitting at all and one tiny reason is that I have a tiny twinge in my right hand. It’s very very tiny but it does make me feel a bit less inclined to pick up the needles (not that I have actually had time, which is the main reason, but normally even when I don’t have time, I manage a little). It’s not going away though, despite the rest. If it’s the beginnings of arthritis, I should probably consider giving up sugar at least. My grandmother beat arthritis quite soundly just through diet. Totally worth it. But I don’t want to be there yet, you know?

  4. The main reason though is that none of my knitting – besides hexipuffs – is actually ready for me. My Thielenbruch is on time-out until I figure out what I can use for a third yarn that doesn’t make me enjoy the red and purple rather less than I do on their own. My next design projects need a whole bunch of planning and that means computer time and that has not been available at all. (Big deadline coming up in my day job.) There’s a bamboo T-shirt that’s been patiently waiting for me for about two years now. I wanted to adapt it to have a draped neck, but since I’ve never knit that before, I don’t want to just wing it (time’s way too precious to risk frogging). I think I’m giving in to the inevitable, though: forget the fancy neckline. Just finish the damn thing as written. I’ll be glad to have that box to tick.

No 19 of #52recipes: Candy’s cheesecake (with coconut and mandarin) from this murder mystery that just happens to have recipes too. Tannie Maria is everything. You must read Tannie Maria. 

One thought on “Small successes and tiny twinges: 5 things 8.5.2017

  1. It’s joyous when childcare works out, isn’t it. And any childcare that offers woodwork classes sounds good to me!
    I also have a twinge in my hand, I’ve done way too much sample knitting in the past couple of weeks, so I think I need a good solid couple of days off from knitting. Not quite sure how to do that…

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