Up and down.
I considered going into some detail about the past several weeks, but then I reconsidered. In the interest of not succumbing to TMI syndrome, I'm going to err on the side of discretion and just say that we are all once again doing very well, thank you very much. Really. Thanks.
And still I'm busy. Naturally. I recently jumped into a new web project (a fandom endeavor; again I show my dorkiness to the world :D ) and had to learn to navigate the new Blogger dashboard, set up a new Twitter account, learn a very little bit of html, set up and learn Hootsuite, co-moderate a Facebook page, and help figure out the best ways to connect and chart a bunch of world time zones. Like I've said elsewhere, at one point in my life I was able to do third level Calculus, now apparently I am made dizzy by the international date line. Thank goodness for the World Time website, which did most of my thinking for me.
Also, my eldest is graduating high school this year. High School. How can he be old enough to go off to college next fall? More importantly, how can I be that old? We have been home schooling since he was in second grade, and I am so proud of him for this accomplishment. But in the next few weeks he has classes to complete, and I need to send out announcements to friends and family. Never a dull moment.
In other news, I've been sewing. No pictures of my projects yet because I'm still having computer/camera memory issues with iPhoto. But just so's you know, I've made half a dozen of this bag, and a camera strap slipcover similar to this one. One more strap cover to go, then it and the bags will be off as thank you gifts to my sister and her very generous neighbor who share their hand-me-downs with my little girls. (God Bless those women.) I don't know how practical those little purses are, but they are so stinkin' cute that it doesn't matter. You'll see. When I get iPhoto to cooperate again, that is. I'm sure the moms and their daughters will like them.
Knitting has also been happening. A few of my kids learned to finger knit, and I'm thinking we'll have enough to weave a rug in short order. The boys especially delight in racing each other to see who can get how much done quickest. I've managed to turn out two pairs of mittens, a couple of head wraps, two pair of fingerless mitts and... hmm. That might be it. Time to move on to some auto-pilot washcloths or the like, I think. Again, once I take the time to straighten out the camera/computer woes I'll put the knitted projects on my Ravelry page. If you work with yarn, do yourself a favor and join Ravelry. It is simply the best place on the web for fibery goodness.
Why "Seesaw*?" Think about being on one. It's mostly fun, but occasionally there's a hard bump if you're not paying attention...
*Maybe I should've used the term we used when I was a girl. We called it the teeter-totter. You?