I’m SO GLAD you’ve finally started making your store public! The only downside is that I’ve got my eye on certain things in that store, and now anybody could buy them before I get to it. But it’s probably not fair of me to ask you to set aside half your inventory just for me, so I can give them to my friends, right?
Well, after the excitement of last weekend, this week has been somewhat quieter. Especially as I picked up a cold bug somewhere, so I’ve been riding that out for the last few days. We seem to have turned a corner today, thankfully. So we played at home this week.
That’s the outcome of homemade play dough. Well, that’s the initial outcome. The longer-term outcome is that much of the area around this part of the house is now covered in fine cornstarch dust after I vacuumed up the immediate mess. And Little Mister still has yet to really get in to the concept of play dough. He thought this batch was cheese. Because it was orange.
We also checked out the semimonthly offering of a church up the road in Los Gatos. Twice a month, they fill their gym with tons and tons of preschool appropriate toys and open it to the community. So for $2, you can turn your kid loose (more or less) for two hours in a wonderland of trains, cars, kitchens, bounce houses, puzzles, slides, balls, basketball hoops, craft supplies, and all manner of toys that light up and go beep.
LM’s favorites were the bounce house and the train tables, where things were surprisingly competitive. He mostly wanted to hand trains to me to hold, which the slightly older kids playing there were not happy about. Perhaps if we go back often, I’ll be teaching him the term “possessive” earlier than I would have expected.
As for your hints to Charles, I’m pretty sure I know what his answer would be: Maybe we can look into a sewing machine when the yarn stash fits back into the two boxes it’s supposed to live in, instead of the three boxes and five bags which form its current abode. Like I said, I don’t really need to pick up another craft at the moment. I don’t remember if I told you this before, but I saw a conversation about figuring out how much time is represented in your stash. You estimate that you might go through one skein a week (that’s a high estimate for me these days, but let’s ignore that) and then you know how long it’s going to take you to knit through what you’ve got (not counting all the lovely wool that you just won’t be able resist adding in the future).
It works out to about 1.5 years. So we’ll bring the subject up again around my birthday of 2017.