To go along with all this sock knitting for Abby, I have been watching the first season of Veronica Mars. I really like the show in spite of its high school setting. My stint as a high school teacher in real life has given me a jaundiced view of teenage movies etc, so I was surprised to find I like this show. In return, Melissa is watching my DVD of Alien Nation.
In addition to knitting, I have planted most of the perennials I started from seed, so next spring should be a colorful show in the front yard. I was afraid it would stay hot and the plants would get overgrown before I could plant them, but the last few days have felt like fall. I felt the breeze and rushed out in the morning to dig and plant.
Today he actually made a food request and asked for some ribs. I got ribs at the costco and slathered them with rub (recipe from the BBQ Queens book). They are now in the Crockpot BBQ Pit thingy and will stay there for 5 to 6 hours. I see other food related chores looming ahead of me, including half a big box of apples to make into applesauce, a freezer to clean out and rearrange, and maybe a cake to bake. I don't have any big family dinners for a few weeks, since Joel's birthday is not until the end of September, so I can cook what I want. I hear that the EG's are not going to be here for Thanksgiving, so I only have to cook for one Thanksgiving this year. It will be a nice rest.