This pregnancy. Or rather, I think it began when we got the lambs in the spring.
Appointments, weekends, fun times with friends. It all started to slip through the cracks. Forget about anyone other than my children’s birthdays. How did I ever remember them before? Am I a terrible friend and family member? I have stoically held on all summer and fall. Slips of paper, various calendars, the folly of using the computer to remember things when I have a stationery computer rather than a portable one. You may have noticed I have a sponsor now, Mama’s Notebooks and so the Weekly Planner has been shared with me. I tore myself away from slipper knitting to begin placing all the various activities down and now seem to have at least the next month under control. I even managed to schedule time for those pesky things like hour long runs to Staples that are necessary but seemingly impossible to squeeze in. There is also a chore rotation list which is desperately needed ’round here as well as a shopping list that I have pretended not to need for years. December is chronically overbooked and overextended as everyone elses is but, January, I got your number. Begone hundreds of slips of paper! Mama’s Notebooks is having a sale that runs through the holidays and so take a peep if you too could use a little paper management.
A tea replacement? It seems the baby isn’t overly jazzed with two cups a tea these days. And so now begins the eggnog season. Recipe here.
I am in to knitting slippers from the Knitted Slipper Book. And while Husband is amazing and awesome, he is not fun to talk about knitting with. He actually seems to have no opinion on which slipper I should knit for myself.
Finished, the Thrummed Slippers for Dash. No accompanying photo. One lost, then found, then the other lost. I suppose the currently lost slipper will churn up sometime during the day and I will attempt to get a photo of both of them before the cycle repeats itself.
Finished, Lace-up Boots for Gray. Instead of leather lace, which I have a long and frustrating history with, I have used a precious pair of shoelaces from City Museum.
Started, Options Flats for me. I am considering doubling them up as the Trim Clogs pattern is but will decide after I finish knitting, before felting.
Reading, Labyrinth of Birth by Pam England. I showed up to my appointment a few minutes early and without knitting and so perused the lending library. I really couldn’t resist cracking this book open and then borrowing it. Dash and I will be attempting some mandala drawing later this week and I thought bringing in labyrinths would be fun too.
Yarning along with Ginny of Small Things.
*an overly grumpy morning mama
*anxiety over attending a midwifery appointment at a practice in flux
*a long day of parenting ahead
*bags leaving, bags entering….how to control the mountain of stuff?
*work on my table, to be done before the end of the week
*finding time for all those slipper i want to knit