Yes, indeed, I have been up to things. They are even Almost Productive Things. No, no, not cleaning my house. What are you, crazy? I’ve been maintaining a steady level of mediocrity in my house. Good enough that it’s hygienic, bad enough that it would be embarrassing if a friend popped over, except friends did pop over and I was too busy shiffling around from sewing machine to serger and back again from under a pile of fabric scraps to be embarrassed.
I also took a pair of women’s black linen pants and drafted up a pattern for elastic waist linen pants for Nicole. They look nice but I’m going to make another pair a little bigger because the purpose was to wind up with pants she could take off and put on easily herself, and these are a little too snug for that. You like how two year olds make fantastic models? I even gave her a candy to unwrap and figured that would have her standing still. No, no it did not.
No, I haven’t been beating her. She took a trip into the bathroom and came out like this, a la mascara. I couldn’t even get mad because I was too busy trying not to laugh my butt off when she skulked out of the bathroom looking fierce, narrowed her eyes at me mischievously, and went “ROAAAAAAARRRRR!” At least if she had declared herself pretty as per norm I could have scolded. But today she was a monster, which gave me the giggles.