Life has been pretty good these past few days. No longer are we down with colds or the flu.
The toddler has figured out the sliding glass door and how to operate the spigot. Let's just say I heard the water in the walls and found my toddler had escaped outside through the slider and was playing with the hose. I'd love to let him run free outside but the dirt looks like a construction zone and we have no grass.
The baby is commando crawling everywhere. Last week he crawled up onto the entry landing. Yesterday he made it from laying on the floor to kneeling to standing. Today I notice he got into a sitting position by himself. He's quick too.
Last week my husband's sister had her third child. A healthy baby boy. I just finished a snuggly blanket just for him and I can't wait to give it to them. I was going to make it for our baby but we moved while I was pregnant and I lost the project in the garage. I found it at Christmas and I merged two of my projects together. The blanket is crochet but I really dislike how hole-y they can be when you're using them. I found some soft flannel that I was going to quilt into a blanket and ended up backing the crochet and quilting them together. It's snuggly and soft and so pretty.
I'm reading Call the Midwife. So far, from what I've read in the book, they've done a great job at translating it in the TV series. Season two starts on March 31st and I can't wait. What a charming series.
In two days the Pope will resign. I'm sad that his health has slowed him down. Pope Benedict XVI took great strides in bringing back much of the glory and beauty of the church. I love that we have better access to the TLM. I'm glad they're investigating why vocations in the US have been low, especially in the groups who gave up their habits. I pray that Conclave is a meditative time for the Cardinals and that they are able to elect a successor who will continue to bring strength and unity to the Catholic church.
Here are a few pictures of the blanket I finished.