Up much too early today, my head swirling with the details of the day ahead. Classroom parties, parent group celebration, tidying up my desk so I can leave work at work for the next two weeks. Spent some time listening to Magpie Murders, knitting a few rounds, and writing in this beautiful Tumeric notebook. Time to make a cuppa and get myself ready for the day. Fortunately the Friday night wine and cheese have been acquired so the evening ahead will be a lovely way to begin Christmas break.
p.s. if you have some time, please visit this fun blog. Erin is a friend of my daughter and she’s is a very creative spirit. She also has the most lovely smile.
About a month ago I told my husband that I was planning to make the day after Thanksgiving a Me-day. In the last month we have had a baptism, a wedding, a birthday, and Thanksgiving. On top of that there have been many trips across the bridge to be with Dad and enough extra stuff at work to leave me feeling a bit worn. What will I do on my Me-day? A bit of fiber diving, sorting, and purging. Knitting, of course. I am two inches into the body of my sweater. Some hand stitching on a piece i started earlier this year. A run on the trail. Some reading and journaling. Soup for lunch, a cuppa tea, and a nap. Later we will head out to get cheese and salmon for our Friday night dinner/snacks and then back to the couch for more knitting. My day is not even halfway done but I am feeling oh so much better.
Thinking about my youngest daughter on her birthday and the joy she has brought into my life.
Grateful for grandparenting – is that a word? It has been fun in ways I never imagined.
Inspired by the mother of our tiny person – she is doing such a great job – a mama extraordinaire.
Fun – this cup! I didn’t buy it but I run across the photo from time to time and it makes me smile.
Thanks to Kym for this fun prompt.
This was one of those weeks when I felt like it should have been Friday days ago. But even on the longest days, I have time for taking a stroll and watching the ducks with our tiny person.
On this day, 38 years ago, I went out to dinner with the man I would marry. We laugh a lot about how Friday the 13th is anything but unlucky for us. Looking forward to a special wine and cheese night.
I have stayed away from this space for too long but I am inspired by Kat’s idea of planning posts and have missed being part of the weekly link-ups.
I have been reading – The Snow Child and News of the World.
I have been knitting – two sweaters finished, two more hats, one shawl at 60% and a second one cast on.
I have been moving – averaging 10,000 steps a day and yoga once a week
I have been putting pen to paper in my notebooks
I have been cooking clean, healthy, whole foods
Hello Friday – hello weekend!
Look at that blank page. It is nice to pause, to plan, to imagine how this new month might unfold.
- More green matcha tea, more words on the page.
- Perhaps a few batches of soup as the days begin (hopefully) to cool.
- A new reading list as the summer bingo card is put away.
- A second sleeve and collar on my green sweater.
- A shawl made with yarn from Shetland.
- Yoga on Mondays.
- Daily steps adding up and perhaps a return to running.
- Weekly visit with our favorite tiny person.
- Unpacking the drums and scheduling practice time into my days.
- Thinking about joining this KAL.
Oh yes September, I think we are going to have a good month.
The countdown to the first day of school continues. Next week the elementary students begin and our preschoolers follow the day after Labor Day. Bit by bit we are getting there. I am also looking at Fridays and weekend with new eyes. I finished the first sleeve on my sweater this week and hope to get the second one done by Labor Day so I can go to my last class with just the shawl collar to finish. Now I just need some cooler weather.
I caked up my hand dyed Shetland yarn this week and I am on the hunt for a shawl pattern to show off these great colors. What about socks you say? Well, I just don’t think that is going to happen. Maybe some day or maybe not. I am contemplating Kay’s Celtic Shawl KAL but I’m not really sure how much yarn I have in these cakes.
Finally, I got my first Stitch Fix box this week and I love it all. I may never go to the mall again!
There you have it. I have eased my way back into a work routine. Morning smoothies, getting in at least 10,000 steps each day by walking before meetings or during lunch, lots of water and a bit less coffee, getting all those dates on the calendar, making time each day for reading, and checking things off the back to school list. Next week will be a bit busier but everything I did this week has created space for what comes next.
This weekend I am going for a hike with my daughters and doing a harvest/gleening time at a local farm. The temperatures are supposed to cool a bit – oh please let this be true. And I am going to be playing with my traveler's notebook and new workbag. I am trying very hard to whittle down, lighten my load (literally and figuratively).
Step by step.