In honour of Valentine’s Day. These are going in my temporary shop.
I picked up this cute container in Japan to use for Katya’s school lunches. Kristina is usually in charge of packing Katya’s lunch, but she was at a sleepover last night (at a hotel! Oooh, fancy!) and so I helped mum with Katya’s lunch. Guess what’s in this container? I’ll tell you:
Most of a syrupy sweet Mango.
A whole cutie orange, segmented.
A handful of red grapes.
A whole kiwi.
A handful of blueberries.
A handful of raspberries.
It was very heavy for it’s size!
Katya said it was very good.
Due to all the achy, stiff, and creaky people in this house, it was only a matter of time before Katya learned how to give back rubs. On laundry day she rubbed Chad’s back–vigorously– for a good 5+ minutes! So much love! So much cuteness!
Since my neck and shoulders have been bothering me lately, making violin practice and sewing uncomfortable during and painful afterwards, I have taken up a new hobby–watercolor.
This is not my first painting, nor my best, but it is the only one I have a picture of. I am pleased with it because I was able to put in a river–a first for me–and because it is going to my Great Grandmother. I feel like I’ve watercolored pictures for her before in my youth. Ah, the days of slopping Crayola paint onto printer paper. I don’t really miss the bubbling paper, but I did miss painting.
Who would have thought that the one animal Katya isn’t afraid of, is guinea pigs?
We got them second-hand back in the summer.
Katya began nervously, but now she even sticks her fingers in the cage, and laughs when the guineas nibble!