I tried to "have a word" once -- maybe twice -- and it never went anywhere. I know there's not right way or wrong way to do that, but for it to really mean anything it takes commitment in a bunch of ways that I'm just not good at.
Every once in a while, a word crosses my eyeballs and I think, "That could be a contender."
This morning there were two, discovered as I was perusing a compilation of ancestors' marriage records, and they go so well together!
Experience and Patience.
Experience Ellis, 1687-1750, one of my great x7 grandmothers.
Patience Martin, 1684-1722, one of my great x8 grandmothers.
Likely Puritans in the tree! Aren't those the greatest names? Experience and Patience... things I use, to varying degree (and sometimes take for granted), every single day!
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I enjoyed a fairly low-key weekend.
It was cold but sunny on Saturday, and I accompanied Kate on an outing to hit some thrift shops in Green Bay... for no particular reason, though we have finally published the apartment listing on Airbnb and there are a few not-urgent things on that list. In less than a week we've already had some inquiries and even a booking that was later canceled! Plans change... sometimes quickly!
I am just a little bit sorry that I left this on the shelf. There was something like this in my childhood memory, but I'm not sure of its origin. My mom did paint by number back in the day, and it's possible she did "elegant mosaic craft" as well!
Fun fact: there was a dedicated Green Bay Packers section in just about every shop we visited!
Rod was half of a duo playing nearby on Saturday night, and I watched the kids while Ali & Kate went to see the show.
Jün & Gin had brand new washcloths (Superman & Elsa) and toys from a stop at the dollar store, so naturally we filled the tub with bubbles! Look at that baby... she pulled herself up to peer into the tub several times, to join in the giggling.
I managed a little dyeing on both days (it sure helps to put it as a to-do on my calendar), made a a couple of nice dinners, continued my DuoLingo streak (24-going-on-25 days!), did a little book work, and a little knitting (so close with Ali's socks). I didn't get to anything sewing-related, as hoped, but it'll all still be there...
I hope you had a good weekend!