Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Ant War!

There was an ant war in my yard today. We had to take Older Son out to pick up his suit so he was ready for his pictures tomorrow, and when we walked out to the yard we saw thousands of ants boiling out of the ground. It seemed (to us, at least) that they were fighting. The victors (presumably) trailed off in a column to the other side of the yard, carrying little ant larvae with them. They were still at it (but not as vigorously) when we got home three hours later. Dave took a picture, but didn't send it to me, so I can't show it. (I told you blogging required fast action, Dave! There goes your chance of a by-line.)

OS has his suit, and I'm laundering his other clothes, so he will be ready for his senior pictures tomorrow. Three outfits, one of which will include the Birthday Sweater. I went out today and got him the perfect shirt (IMHO) to wear underneath it. I'm hoping it will turn out ok! Keep your fingers crossed. He says he's not going to smile, but as far as I'm concerned, that's the photographer's problem.

After we picked up the suit, we went to Half Priced Books.
I got this book for $4. For that price, I figured I didn't have much to lose. It looks like it's fairly decent, and bobbin lace is something I've been interested in learning for awhile. Now I just have to gather up some bobbins, a pillow, and some pins....

And finally, this is how long my daily commute is:

2 comments:

Anita said...

Hi Laurie...thanks for the comments on my blog. Happy Blogoversary to you too.

Thanks for the book information and offer of spinning help. I am planning on picking up the updated version of High Whorling soon. I won't be able to make it to the BN at South Hills because I live about an hour and a half away, but thanks for offering to help me.

Not sure if you would be interested, but there is a store in Ohio where the woman teaches bobbin lace and sells all sorts of supplies. The name of the store is The Lacemaker, and I believe that there is a website.

hollyboc said...

Even though he says he's not going to smile, I consider it a victory on your part that he is actually going at all. My son went to his mandatory yearbook mug shot photo appointment, but refused to go for other senior photos for us. I ended up taking him to a local park myself and taking a roll of film. Three photos out of 24 turned out great...boy did I save a lot of money due to his stubborn nature!