On the left, dishrag and treats from Nishanna -- IN; on the right, dishrag and treats to Gaylen -- OUT! The Happy Yarn Hags' Dish Rag Tag box arrived at my house on Saturday afternoon... while I was in Madison for the third time in a week! I'd hoped for delivery on Friday -- I could have had it back out on Saturday morning -- but as it was, this worked out okay all around. My mail comes very late in the day, so there's no way I'd have been able to do a same-day turn-around on Saturday, and even if I'd taken it to the postal counter at the grocery store yesterday, it still wouldn't have started west 'til today.
My first BSJ grew a little with the Eucalan soak -- it might even fit Mack -- Addy will definitely be wearin' it next fall. I finally got Mack to model the Wee Wallaby -- he even wore it on a little outing with his mum (I got to babysit!) -- and it fits perfectly! I bought some gray and black Mission Falls cotton on sale last week and think I shall do another -- gray with black sleeves/contrast rather than stripes -- and I should have enough yarn for a hooded version.
Katie's first apartment. It didn't really dawn on me 'til Wednesday night -- even after weeks of prep and planning, even after unloading all her stuff from the van and hauling it up and wiggling it through the door -- that when I kissed her and sent her home, she was actually going to her first real home (in-the-making)! OMG, it's not a dorm and she's not going on an overnight, it's an actual apartment -- where she LIVES.
We've spent a lot of time together since Wednesday, for a person who lives in Madison and her mother who lives two hours away. She asked me yesterday about what causes post-partum depression and I realized a little later that she's probably experiencing a little post-move depression. Her roommate started to move in, but is actually off on a family thing 'til Tuesday or Wednesday -- even Katie said that her roomie's parents seem to be having a hard time letting go -- work hasn't started yet, school hasn't started yet, there's no social network to speak of yet, no TV yet, not much extra money for stuff... The big build-up and all that work and then a period of adjustment... It will all start to come together. ; ) That's my old, red-trimmed, enamel-topped work table -- I've had a couple of those over the years -- and three old red kitchen chairs that I yanked off the curb a year ago or so right there in Madison!
Anyway, it's really a pretty great apartment -- nice big windows, as you can see, let in lots of light. It already looks comfy and welcoming.