Sunday, February 06, 2011

Sunday Evening Post, issue 19

A photo from this week:

A winter butterfly!

Jaan... had a much better week at music school than he's been having, and just a good week overall. By today he was exhausted, though! He even said that he didn't want to get up and go to church.

Raia... has taken up with my doll from childhood. Of course, she and Asya both love dolls, but just this week Raia has actually started treating this one like a baby, taking wonderful care of her and playing with her constantly.

Asya... says really cute, funny things that I want to record, but they just slipped my mind. I'll have to come back and add them, if they return. Stay tuned.

Baby... isn't really doing anything new. Just growing and kicking!

Will... had something of a quieter week. I think. I should ask him.

School this week: Week 20 already? Yes.

My books: I realized that even though I know the story and have the "Down on your knees and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man's love" speech memorized, I must have never read As You Like It straight through. When we watched the cartoon version, Asya kept calling the play "I Really Like It," and I do!

...and knitting: I posted photos of my baby mittens from last week, and--thanks to Will for yarn and a new "knitting hook"--got restarted on my baby blanket. (Now that I'm crocheting again, I need to find some versatile word that can be used for both knitting and crocheting, like in Russian.)

Weather and nature observations: We had an early butterfly come out of its chrysalis! Unfortunately, even with our best efforts it didn't last too long, but we thoroughly enjoyed our little pet for a few days.

Sorry, I can't finish now. I need to go to bed. Good night, all!


Rebecca said...

needle crafts?

Baba Julie said...

Beautiful butterfly! And, sweet comments! Love you all!

Phyllis said...

Hmm. "Needle crafts" makes me think more along the lines of sewing and embroidery, but that may be as close as you can get in English. One of the Russian ladies on Ravelry suggested "threading" as a good translation: i.e. "threading with needles" or "threading with a hook." Still not quite there for me. :-)