It appears I have fallen into an every other week blogging routine. I'd say that is better than nothing! Even if some little entries have to be short and sweet.
I'm finding that I don't exactly have MORE time since I left MU. However, I do have more freedom with my time. It's just...there is so much around here desiring my time. I still end up spinning plates.
|And in many ways, I am feeling so much healthier: mentally, physically, spiritually. For example, Matt makes me take these pictures, and despite my inner critic and my utter discomfort...I choose to see myself through his eyes. And I post them.|
And speaking of time...Spring Break breezed through here like a hurricane. I spent a lot of time on little cleaning projects that have been on my to-do for about a year. Despite a pity-party here and there as I watched others post their vacation pics, it is ALWAYS a relief when I get to the nitty-gritty around here. I feel so...ahhhhhh....fresh!
I do love spring!!! (and cleanliness). And today is the first day of my favorite season, and I am finishing up this lovely weather day feeling pretty divine. I did work a bit during the break, and Matt had a HORRIBLE stretch: 2 on, 1 off, 2 on, on call. EWWWWWWWWW! (I am praying for a rare no call in tomorrow!!) But, overall, I can't complain.
|I've had enough Jesse time to fill my entire LIFE! Dear God, PLEASE...send help! 😱|
I had a four day weekend to capstone the celebration, and I sincerely appreciated the extra time (which included NOT having to wake up at obscene hours of the morning and taxing the boys to and from school. That's what I call a vacation!).
Unfortunately, we are ALL completely off schedule. (Actually woke up at 4:30 one morning to hear the boys STILL AWAKE!!!!). Also, spring break happened to fall at a time during which we could basically ignore Daylight Savings. So...we are IN for it tomorrow. (And this is why I need YOU, also, to pray for a rare no-call day. Matt does mornings so much better than I, obviously, ever will.)
But...back to gratitude. Do you know what I LOVE about the weekend? When I am rested enough to have the energy and motivation to CREATE! Like REALLY create...total wacko go big or go home kind of projects. For example, I am currently still working on my hand-pulled wool yarn Icelandic sweater project. (In case you are new here...Iceland was about 2-3 years ago.) Even more, I have the Starry Night Cross-stitch that I will NOT give up. (I am 3-4 years in??? and ALMOST halfway done.). Baby...it's gonna be GAHHHHHGEOUS. Seriously. Epic.
There hasn't been a lot of time and energy left over around here to make progress on the BIG projects. I've had to settle with the go-to easy, no thinking, productive ones: dish cloths, wash cloths, simple blankets.
But this weekend...oh this weekend...I prevailed.
My sweater is finished up to the armpits, including a sleeve and a half-sleeve. What is left but to finish the sleeve, the yoke, and button bands??? You guys, we are closing in on pictures and blog-post time!! And, let's face it...I know I will NEVER be satisfied with the finished product. The real point for me is: I DID that, and I have a blog to prove it!!
|Like this. 👆. I made that! Well...the kid. One of four epic creations in which I had a MAJOR role. Kids who can make things like...Lego Bonzai Trees...all on her own. Pretty epic, if you ask me.|
I do so love productivity, along with natural, from scratch, made-from-the-earth projects. It's just pretty rare I get the opportunity to actually finish them. (However negative the environmental impact, there is something to be said about the industrial revolution. Life is HARD without machines. I know. On top of all my projects, I've also watched countless docu-series!)
Ah well...this is why I have found my happy little medium, "farming" in the suburbs.
|And speaking of the farm...fyi, the goats are back at Feldman's. Fortunately, unfortunately...they are all sold out. I really thought he would make a good therapy pet for the office. 🙏|
And now. Break is over, people. Get back to work!
I will see you, when I see you. :)