My happy boy, absorbed in a new book about cars from Marilou.
And also happy with the "people price." This is a vintage Fisher Price set from ebay, not from my childhood. I had to watch and patiently for a long time to get a set at a reasonable price - and that because the A-frame house door is a little broken.
I had some funny cooking trials recently. Pictured here are "buckeyes" - supposed to be a fried egg in a middle of a pancake. They were tasty, yes, but difficult to flip and unattractive. I think my batter should have been thinner so I could have controlled it more when I poured it around the egg.
And one morning I forgot to put baking powder in the Cinnamon Flop. A true flop. The children didn't mind, but my husband and I realized we do really prefer a good chemical leavening agent.
The real part of this sewing project was wondering if it was worth it. My husband had a broken separating zipper in his biking jacket and both of us, confident in my zipper prowess, thought I could fix it.
Ha. It was not easy.
There was a wind flap behind the zipper. There were 5 seams holding in each side of the zipper (meaning I had to rip out 10 seams to get the zipper out). The zipper I got was not as long and also opened on the other side - but I didn't realize that it opened on the other side until I had already put one side in backwards. (Are you confused? I was - and disgruntled).
The zipper did get done. And it does work and look fine. But I still begrudge all my time in that project - makes me remember my old life where I just threw things away when they broke!
Joining Leila and Rosie's collection of everyday contentment. An excellent way to look at my days.