Every Friday for the next little while, I am going to do Yarn P0rn Friday. I’m going to show you the gifts I received in Vancouver, B.C. for my birthday. Since I’m on a yarn diet for 2010, I am going to show you it over time, so that I can stretch it out, and it’ll be as if I am getting new yarn weekly. Why not. The first edition of YPF is the lovely Noro Shirakaba that I got with the gift certificate that was waiting for me at Three Bags Full in Vancouver from my sister. What a lovely gift idea. I picked up for the exact amount of the gift certificate, 4 skeins of Noro. The colors are just gorgeous. I picked up colorway 4 (pink) and colorway 6 (purple).
Thank you to my sister for the lovely gift. Exactly what I wanted!
I haven’t picked out a project yet. They’re considered worsted, so maybe a hat? It’s incredibly soft. Maybe some mittens. The composition is 42% silk, 40% cotton and 18% wool. So silky smooth. I love it. Maybe a cowl. We’ll see. I might just let them marinate in my stash for a while before deciding what to do with them.
I got a letter today from the Sherriff's department. In exact words it read:
"Your application for exemption, respecting disqualification or to be excused from attending in court as juror has been GRANTED. You need not therefore attend at the courthouse, as required in the summons that you have received."
So I don’t have to go to court anymore on June 7th for jury duty. Phew. I wasn’t really interested anyhow in serving. I just kept thinking horrible things about the guy or girl who gets convicted, sending someone after all the jurors and hunting them down for sending them to jail. I don’t know, I guess I watch too much Law & Order or CSI. In any case, I mailed off the correct paperwork within the 20 days of receiving the summons, and I am glad they accepted my reason for exemption. I am going to hang onto this letter for a while just in case my paperwork doesn’t get filed correctly and they hunt me down for not showing up. This paper is my proof. Just in case. It’ll be just my luck if I don’t hang onto it.
I had Sean & Mack’s parent teacher interviews yesterday. Both boys are doing very well in school. Mack’s still weak on his legs (he’s still walking on his tip toes, as if he’s still learning to walk, but that I noticed) but has exceptional upper body strength and a wicked throw (balls in gym class). He is the only kid in his class who can sit patiently for over 20 minutes and either color, or read a book. He has a love for both. Sean is the only child in his class who can count from 1 to 20 in order, without messing up. He also is the King of puzzles. (He LOVES puzzles). If a child in the class asks for help, Sean runs over and is glad to help them solve a puzzle. He also is the only classmate who is coordinated enough to catch a ball, and is very talented sports wise. (That was no surprise… my boys are both athletes…) I was very impressed with both their interviews, and their teachers had absolutely nothing to complain about. Sean however, is the last boy left in diapers. There is one other in pull-ups, but he’s the last in diapers. We talked about it though, and he is going to the bathroom whenever they do a bathroom run, but he’s still constantly wet in between. We cannot force him to potty train any more than he is, because it seems that he just has a small bladder and can’t control it yet. I am sure when he’s ready, his bladder will mature. This does frustrate me though, because he’s the last one left in his class (boys wise) in diapers. He’s almost 3 and a half (in June). I cannot push him though, since it’s not a mental thing, but a physical thing. I just hope his bladder will grow soon though. I don’t want him to be embarrassed because of still being in diapers when his friends aren’t. I am going to talk to the doctor when I go in June for Mack’s 2 year check-up. Maybe there is something I can be doing, that we’re not yet. Though, it’s not as if he can take medication to make his bladder larger, so that he can hold it in longer until he uses a toilet instead of going in his diaper. If that makes any sense whatsoever? Have you had a child (more specifically a boy) who was constantly wet? At what age did they finally potty train? Please share your experiences with me. It’ll be very comforting if you would.