Friday, September 12, 2008

Mango Tree!

I've been sprouting mango seeds this summer, and my first baby tree has sprouted! I was so excited that it had actually emerged from the dirt at all (me having a very bad history with botany), but even more so that it looked just like a little baby mango tree. If all goes well, we will be feasting on home-grown mangoes in 7-8 short years!I couldn't get a great picture, but I thought this one was cute because Jack is taking a peek.

Monday, September 8, 2008

A Resolution

It has occurred to me that the harder I try to do nothing but study, the more I end up doing nothing at all. I have been mortified to find myself spending mind-numbing hours in front of the television and eating more than I'd like to - something I tend to do when I'm procrastinating.
Therefore, I hereby resolve to drag the knitting back out (having packed it away at the start of the semester) and to devote a substantial amount of time to reveling in its yarn-y goodness. I feel better just thinking about it. As it stands, Angel's earflap hat remains unfinished, temporarily lagged by some confusion with the i-cord trim, and my Hedera socks are stuck in SSS limbo. Additionally, I have since queued this fabulous, albeit mind-boggling, Entrelac Cube.
And to think, I wasted a whole week of hurricane vacation
(or "hurri-cation" as the locals have taken to saying) agonizing over homework that never got done instead of knitting. For shame!
I did however, senselessly evacuate to Dallas. At least Jack had a good time.