On the way home from Hershey (and our 4-day chemo stay) this morning, a solemn Reuben (it was not a happy weekend for him; no "events" but lots and lots of low crying) and I stopped by Michael's to buy a water-soluble pen for my new embroidery project. For better or worse, I hit the clearance jackpot, and thought I should share my favorite find so you can try to find your own: for $4.99 (from $17.99), I bought 4 of the pretty fabric Martha Stewart specimen collector boxes, 2 in Ebony and 2 in silver sage. A summer with sharp-eyed kids pretty much necessitated the purchase, don't you think?
Reuben is SO happy to be home. I couldn't believe how long he played with his sisters this evening: long enough for me to bake a strawberry-rhubarb pie, both early-summer delights bought at a Mennonite road stand on the way home from guitar lessons. With a lattice crust--my first. It was unnecessary, but awfully fun :).