Last week one of my coworkers suggested that we go to PA and kill Puxatawney Phil — I was tempted, what can I say? I am ready for spring. We keep being teased here — 60s and 70s and then back to 30s and 40s.
Eldest DD is in the “field” — apparently that is where they go out to an area of acreage and shoot off artillery and engage in combat exercises. I don’t find the thought of crawling through a muddy field with live rounds going off over my head appealing — but that is why she is in the Army and not moi.
Ryan had a nasty virus — but is back to normal. He will be one year old in 12 days — it is hard to believe. He is such a happy playful little guy. He would like to talk — he does chatter gibberish all the time; even in his sleep. He still only has two bottom teeth, loves Cheeto puffs, and loves to spin things. He would also love to rip apart any book or magazine or piece of paper if he could only get his little hands on them. He laughs when I bounce a soft Einstein block off his head and in fact leans forward in anticipation of the next bounce.
Music is coming along. I have not been as diligent on the Takamine as I should. Been preoccupied with the interviewing and hiring of a new worship pastor at church. The candidates we brought in rehearsed with a praise team — the one that I am on — and then led worship at the 9:15 service which is a more contemporary praise and worship service. The candidate we just hired is going to be very good — he was very well prepared at practice, knew where he wanted us to go, and it was tight during an hour of practice. The next candidate took two hours of rehearsal and we were left feeling a bit unsure.
The worship pastor we currently have is a great young man — I love him dearly and enjoy friendship with him and his wife outside of church — and he has found a position that I think he will be much happier in. He is going to move, though, to Yakima, Washington. However, I can see myself taking a road trip up there to visit them — and getting to Seattle, too.
On the knitting front, I am sewing together the pink seed stitch baby jacket this weekend and giving it to the new baby girl. I found buttons last night that will be great. I started searching through patterns and yarn last weekend — trying to find a new project to peak my interest — other than the two pairs of socks I need to finish. Haven’t found anything yet, but plan to get back to that this weekend.