Tuesday, July 10, 2012
It's been a busy few days
We've been at the coast with my parents, enjoying their timeshare. We spent hours and hours in the pool. There were seals to watch on the rocks below the balcony, and pelicans that flew by in a line several times a day, and the bald eagle that kept trying to snatch seabirds from the rock next to the seals. And, because that wasn't quite enough, we went to the aquarium and hiked out to see the really big dock that was washed here by the Japanese Tsunami.
Now we're home and I've got a ton to do. Because when I post here that I'm not getting anything done, I just mean that I'm not quilting or knitting. I am doing laundry and dishes and cooking and taking care of four kids...and revealing my house's quirky secrets.
Like that linoleum I earthed right before we left. I'm blown away by the response to that post. Would you believe that one of my readers even offered to buy it from me?
Before I finished unpacking, I thought I'd share a picture of our "luggage." In our fifteen-plus years of travelling by car with kids we've gone through a whole series of duffle bags and back packs and just about every other thing I can come up with to shove clothes into. The bigger the kids get, the more I've got to pack.
Here's my current favorite strategy --
The plastic tubs hold a ton and fit easily into the back of the minivan. Works for me!