Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Yarn Along

Good morning! Joining with Ginny at Small Thing's for this week's Yarn Along . How is it already yarn along again? I feel like I just posted last week's. Man, this summer is simply flying by.

I am slowly working away at this sweater, which I am happily knitting for myself. I am almost done with the hood!  I keep thinking I will have all of this time to knit at night, but, my kiddos are seriously wearing me out (in a good way, of course!).

I am almost done reading The Beet Queen, one of the books from my summer reading list. It is a sort of wild book, with lots of black humor. It's all about people, and well-- how people can be pretty awful to each other. I am enjoying it, but I think I might have found it to be even more humorous if I had read it at a different point in my life.

However, by the time you read this, I may have already finished The Beet Queen, as I am writing this post a bit early. I am packing up and heading off for a ladies (kid-free) camping trip that includes a hot springs resort. The Beet Queen and Kurt Vonnegut's Welcome to the Monkey House will be traveling along with me.

And are you ready for a funny(ish) story? Today I learned that if I shut my minivan trunk with the keys in it, it locks the car up. Which is what happened while I was packing my car for my camping trip. And after searching the house high and low for the spare, to no avail, I had to pay over $100 for a loacksmith to come and unlock my car. Wow. Shock on the sticker price. An expensive lesson learned. I am just happy I didn't do it while camping. I can't imagine how much that would have cost!

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  1. I hope you have the most wonderful time my friend. Soak up the goodness of being with your tribe of women.

    PS sorry about the keys :(

  2. Ouch! That was one expensive lesson, but one I think we've all done at least once.
    Have a great time camping!

  3. painful lesson! Have fun with the girls!!!!

  4. i swear if you go on one more kid free camping trip i'm going to die of jealousy.