Things I’ve learned so far in 2014

1) Cartooning!

This is what I look like when someone doodles me!

2) Set theory.

Kiddo4: “I found this rusty bolt on the bus. One of the kids told me he’d give me all the money in the world for it. But I know he couldn’t do that, because I have some money.”

3) Irony.

When I say “I’m not being picky, I just want — ” I am actually in the middle of being very, very picky. (Realized as I stood in the yarn store muttering to myself, “I’m not being picky! I just want a washable worsted weight wool in multiple color skeins!”)

4) Yeah, that.

If I ever, ever again, attempt to knit hats for a baby with anencephaly or fetal acrania, I need someone to start whaling on me with a skein of yarn until I return to my senses. Because I tried, and even though I’ve been able to do it before, this time it knocked me to the ground. I don’t even know the family I was sending them to (friend-of-a-friend) but I found myself sitting there, yarn in my lap, repeating, “I can’t do this. I can’t do this.” (I ended up making four.)

5) Finances.

As it turns out, writing your violin teacher a huge check doesn’t actually teach you violin. You need to practice, too! Who knew?

6) Blogging.

Neither does the blog write itself. Sorry for the long absence.

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About philangelus

Mom, freelance writer, novelist, angelphile, Catholic, know-it-all.
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6 Responses to Things I’ve learned so far in 2014

  1. Pat says:

    Welcome back! I’ve missed you.
    That is one seriously smart kid.

  2. Normandie says:

    I’ve missed you, Jane. How’s the writing going?

  3. Tana Bevan says:

    J–Welcome back! Good to know your absence from the blog has been productive. After all you’ve learned some AND been doodled some. (Hehehe)

  4. Elizabeth Duncan says:

    Happy that you’re back! Loved the cartoon, lol! :)

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