We’re settling back in at home. I’m trying to get used to everything in the kitchen. I have a list of things to do a mile long (unpack the kids desk, really organize the kitchen, get my office in some semblance of order after months of being a drop spot, laundry – always laundry, hang some pictures, unpack the china, dust – so much dust now) but yesterday was my birthday and I’ve missed writing these posts.
So here I am.
Those socks above? I’d been working on them for months (since January) and I finally just gave up and threw them in the trash. The pattern was lovely but the yarn…so many splices/knots and so splitty. I kept putting them down because the yarn was so terrible. It’s a shame because it came recommended and I have another skein in gray. I’m hoping I just had a bad skein. Anyway, I picked up some Knitpicks Felici from the stash and am almost finished with the first vanilla sock.
I’ve been reading “The Self-Driven Child” lately. Violet recently made the decision to switch to the public middle school instead of continuing in the Catholic school. I love the school system she’s in and am a little sad that she’s leaving, but I told her I would let her make the choice come middle school and I feel like I need to honor that. Basically, I’m reading it to make me feel better about my parenting choices. It’s helping. (It also helps that the public school systems here are strong and she’s a smart, independent kiddo who can do well wherever she lands.)
I need to watch less television. Or I need to watch smarter television (if there is such a thing). I got suckered into watching some Real Housewives nonsense and it’s terrible. Truly terrible. But I keep watching anyway.
I can’t believe the end of the school year and summer is just around the corner. I’m completely ready for it and also kind of exhausted at the list of things I’m hoping to accomplish. I’m hoping to be around this site of mine a little more frequently now that we are mostly settled back in.
Hope you are well. What are you reading, watching, working on?