I'm house sitting at my parents' house this weekend with my boys (#2 and #5), and maybe #1 too. The dogs are pretty easy to watch. Feed them twice a day, let them in and out a million times, and snuggle with them all day. My parents have a much bigger kitchen than we do, so it also gives us the opportunity to do some cooking. So long as we wash everything we use and have it put away by the time we're ready to leave.
Today I hit a big accomplishment. I unpacked the last box. This is the third time we've moved. The first time we lived in an apartment for a few months, and most of what we packed and moved came right back in the same boxes, never having been unpacked. When we moved in to the old house we still had some boxes stuffed away in the basement and in the closet for nearly a decade after we moved in. I promised myself when we moved in here that I wouldn't let that happen again. Today, just shy of our one year move-in anniversary, I unpacked the last box. Odds and ends from the old desk, a couple books, some jewelry, and papers. Nothing hugely important. But this is pretty awesome. I'm so proud of myself! On a side note, the living room feels so much bigger with that last box gone.
Today I ordered four small skeins of variegated yarn for a couple more projects. They were on clearance and I couldn't resist. I finally got the last of the blue yarn untangled and got #2's bag project to a point where I'm not out of yarn yet (but close) and I'm at the end of a row, so I can ask him about length and go from there. I also started a scarf project with a really cool yarn I got as a gift (Christmas or Mother's Day maybe, from Tony). I'm not usually big on scarves, but if I have to be out in the cold doing barn chores, I want a scarf wide and long enough that I can put it over my head and face and around my neck to stay warm. Seems to me it would be easier to make one than to try to find and buy one. Especially since I've learned how to make non-round patterns.
Two bunnies leave to a new home tomorrow. Ygritte and Jujube will be heading out. I hope their new family enjoys them.