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qotd, knocking it out of the park

change of plan

I was going to announce a big new thing today - but I'm currently on hold with that while other, larger parties do what they need to do with the data. Soon, tho.

I can promise you, however, that it will not be as big as J.K. Rowling's Pottermore. There won't be owls. But I'm excited regardless.

Instead, a few words about what's going on right now, followed by new craft projects. 

Right now, my two kids plus two spare kids are playing Harry Potter in the Diva's room. Playing Harry Potter seems to involve a lot (a lot!) of screaming "Protego!" at the top of your lungs and putting bows on Crookshanks/McGregor, who doesn't seem to mind the bows in the slightest. And so it goes.

Today marks the last day of school/first day of vacation. There is much rejoicing. The Diva, after a perfectly reasonable  3rd grade year, is a rising 4th grader. The Boy. Oh, the Boy. It's been a challenge. He's been a challenge. Academically, he excels. Socially? Not so much. This year has been long and frequently demoralizing for all. He's moving on the 1st grade in the fall, at which point we'll see where we are. But it will be nice to have two months without having to deal with the situation. Because, oof. It's fraught.

On a less angst-ful note, I'm pleased with how my new project is moving along:


This is malabrigo lace (yum) in colorway Stonechat. The pattern is Crafty Diversions' Weekend Shawl. I loves it.

I've also started another cross stitch project, which isn't much to look at yet:


Any guesses?


ummm...your cross stich looks a little NC-17 my dear.

Well now I can't not see it.

I shall primly suggest that it will be an iris. (Also, I feel your fraughtness.) Enjoy the summer!

Now no one can't not see it. Thanks, Scott.

It's not my fault. It's right there!

Actually, I was thinking of a cartoony character with an enormous nose, and a little tuft of hair on top of his head. I'm just trying to figure out what he's carrying that looks like a flower pot...

Yeah, that's the first thing that came to mind for me too. The little dent is a bit disconcerting.

Montessori? Probably not helpful. I'm not touching the cross-stitch conversation. Because I saw a leaf and the start of a flower, which is probably a lot LOT closer.

Most boys are a challenge at that age. They do grow up eventually though.

It was the first thing that came to my mind, too.

Re: rejoicing over the end of difficult school years -- I'm cheering with you from the amen corner. Summer vacation didn't arrive a day too soon.

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