Lexi started the year off well. Yesterday she brought me breakfast in bed - a slice of bread spread with Nutella. She did very well with using the right amount - I usually put on too much and then wonder why. I had to make my own coffee when I got up.
At lunch time, she fixed sandwiches for us - Swiss cheese with mayo on Pepperidge Farm white bread for me, and crunchy peanut butter and grape jelly on Bunny bread (regional Wonder equivalent) for her. She cut mine in half as I like it and trimmed off the crusts from hers as she likes it. She also did quite a bit of the supper preperation (no black eyed peas). Her mom was here for that before she went to deliver pizzas.
Lexi's been wanting to climb trees, so I told her she could climb the flowering crab apple that is near the house. She can't go far in it, because the branches are not that strong, but at least it's a start on tree-climbing. We walked around the yard to see if she can climb any others. There are several that she needs to be a bit taller to reach the bottom branches, mainly because I've trimmed them so that I can mow under them easily. There's another flowering crab a little down the hill that she can probably climb, as well, but we didn't walk down there. I don't trust myself to walk downhill in the tall grass.
This picture is a bit late. It's Lexi in a sheep costume for the Christmas pageant at church on Christmas Eve. Last year (2006) she was an angel, but she decided at that time that she wanted to be a sheep this year (2007). Who knows what she'll decide to be in 2008.
School resumed today. She spent the night here, but her gloves, scarf and back pack were at her house. It was cold, so she really needed the gloves and scarf. She used some of mine. The scarf was fine, but the gloves were a quite big, although they are slightly stretchy and a little small on me. Yesterday afternoon, she picked out some yarn from my stash and I started knitting gloves for her. I finished them just before she got home from school afternoon. Of course I took several breaks to vacuum, eat lunch, etc. They are my first project for 2008; I've already entered them on my Excel spreadsheet.
My final count for 2007 is 186 projects, about 38.16 pounds of yarn. That doesn't count the work I've done on the croched bedspread for Yvette. My stash does look smaller; there is no longer yarn in the dining room.
I've read 86 books, 9 of them to Lexi. Of course, I've also read a lot of the little read-at-one-sitting type books to her, as well, but don't think they are worth listing. I also didn't list a couple of books of poetry that I think I've read all of to her. A year ago, I tried to read a longer book to her, but she wasn't interested; now she loves it. She also reads to me sometimes, mostly her school work.