Falling behind

Well, I’m not gonna deny it. Yesterday was a complete flop. When I woke up there was almost 6 inches of snow on the ground and that was the beginning of the end. Even though all the walks were clean I knew we were staying in. I’m not really good with cold, and slushy cold is definitely worse.

I’ve said before that we are hermits and I’m not kidding when I say Tiny and I normally only leave the house once a week. It isn’t that I dislike the outdoors, so much as I hate the city. I grew up on a small farm with cows, sheep, chickens and tractors. It was all right on the other side of the door, and now it’s all just not.

Ok, maybe it isn’t exactly the city, so much as apartment living. I want a yard desperately! A place to go out and hang up the laundry, play with the kid, and watch a dog run around. If a garden can fit in there, all the better. I know I could go to the park or playgrounds, but some days you don’t want to haul crap around, and where is the bathroom at the park? (On the other side, of course!)

We used to go to the library for story time once a week, but the holidays threw everything off. I thought it would be a good place for TT to interact with some other kids, but everyone just seemed to ignore us and stick with the people they already knew. (sounds just like high school, lol) This seems to happen a lot. Everyone acts like they already have enough friends and they don’t want anymore. (Ant says I just look too young to have kids, they think i’m a teen mom, but I’m 26! And this is my first kid! They had to have their first kid sometime.)

So, I sit around the apartment doing things that make me seem “old” in the eyes of everyone that I “do” know. I know i’m not the only 20-something who ______ (knits, quilts, crochets, makes clothing, wants to grow a garden, etc.) The problem is finding others. I could go to a (knitting, quilting, book) circle, but that usually involves major scheduling conflicts.  I was hoping some of you guys (le sigh…I know my husband is my only follower) would be able to help me figure out where you congregate. Alas, you can’t even be found on the internet. I must be doing something terribly wrong.

Now that I am extremely off topic . . . I did make something yesterday. It was just another of the shirt pillows, but Tiny loves the pocket on this one. (I can’t decide if 3 pillows should count 3 times toward my goal though.)

Today, I tried to get a little extra work done in anticipation of the move and the rut it will probably throw me into. Unfortunately, Tiny has decided that she no longer needs to take naps. (Until this week she took two 3 hr. naps during the day, so I got a lot done.) Instead I squeezed in some mushrooms during the hour or so that she did sleep, but they are still super cute! A little button and a baby portabella to add to Tiny’s kitchen set.

Mushroom

Stem:
Magic ring 6
Rnd 2-4 – sc around
(change color for gills”
Rnd 5 – Inc. around (12)
Rnd 6 – * 1 sc, Inc* 6x (18)
Rnd 7 – sc around
fasten off

Cap:
Magic ring 6
Rnd 2 – Inc. around (12)
Rnd 3 –  * 1 sc, Inc* 6x (18)
Rnd 4-6 – sc around
Rnd 5 – sc around in back loops only
Fasten off

Stitch stem inside cap.
light stuffing = brown portabella type mushroom
firm stuffing = white button type mushroom

Hopefully all the running around we have to do tomorrow will tire the Tiny Tart out so much that she’ll sleep through the afternoon and let me get something done. Here’s hoping.

♥Momma Tart

Running Tally:
#15 – Crochet Mushrooms

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