It started with a sunset trip to our happy place. The colors didn't disappoint. We all were at peace and serene. Something that hasn't happened a whole bunch lately.
Those feelings carried through the next two days.
We did things without any rush, without any stress. We stuck close to home for the most part.
There was a whole lot of intention, a whole lot of going slow. And lo and behold, a whole bunch of things got accomplished. With no anxiety or the feeling of discontent.
Here's hoping it lasts as the week begins!
I took a wee bit of a blogging/social media/internet break last week. After the finish of Poetry in Everyday Beauty I found I needed it. It felt refreshing! I look forward to catching up with everyone this week!
Last weekend I finished the second sock of this pair. And then ripped back the first sock to the cuff. I have never done that before but was not happy with the size and fit and rather then be upset at a finished pair of socks, I decided to take the time and fix it. And I am so glad that I did. I think the recipient will like them too.
I have a few other socks ready to cast on....it's Christmas knitting time...but I made a few baby hats quick first. When the baby spent her first week of life in the NICU I had decided that I would have a nice pile of baby hats made for her first birthday to donate in her name. I dug them out the other day and there are 10. While not too shabby, it isn't quite the pile I had been hoping for. So this week I made 2 more and I am hoping for at least 20. Her birthday is still 2 months away so I have some time (only 2 months!?! Where has this year gone?)
And this is the pile of goodies that I brought home from our Anniversary yarn shop hop.
I want to cast on for them all....I have no idea which one will be made up first! But I have to wait...I need 3 pairs of socks for Christmas gifts before I can make a pair for myself!
I haven't been reading much this week. I have a stack of books from the library. But I cannot decide which one to start first!
This week got away from me!! Monday was a big cookout here with our family. Where Ree & her cousin ran smack into each other HARD head on head contact. (Oh that sound of heads hitting heads!) Cousin S had a massive goose egg on the side of her head. My little one has her very first official "shiner". Thankfully she can open it now, and it looks like she went very heavy on the eye makeup!
Tuesday we began "school". She asked each morning to "do school work". Just about 15 minutes of workbook work and then we go about our normal day of learning through art, reading and play. We are easing into things. I have some other ideas to implement but I came down with a nasty bug and my energy has been zip. I went to the doctor yesterday and got medicine so I'm hoping to be back to myself on Monday!
Speaking of Monday, that's the day we begin the Poetry in Every Day Beauty workshop. Welcome letters will be going out later today and registration (with the bring a friend offer) will be open until at least Monday evening!