Happy Tuesday!! Last weekend was absolutely beautiful (almost 60° degrees) but NOTHING went as planned so I had myself a bit of a pout and then opened windows and did some spring cleaning and read some good books and knit and had a game night with Abram while Violet and Jesse went to see Violet’s friend perform in a play. Friends warned me that I would enter the stage where 90% of my social life would be made up of attending kids’ activities and we are 100% there.
We also had Abram’s middle school open house last week which has left me all kinds of weepy and wistful which was not to be helped by Violet’s exclamation, “This time next year I’ll be touring high school.” Where did it go? And why does it keep getting faster? And if you know…you know there just aren’t words. It’s…how can something that can feel like such a slog also feel so heartbreakingly brief?
Watching: The Hulu docu-series Hillary – which is definitely a pro Hillary/pro-Clinton doc but got me thinking about how much has changed and how much hasn’t. I don’t know that watching it the same week that we were left with three. old. white. men. as options for President was a good idea, but it certainly beat watching anything that is passing for news. Violet and I are also slowly making it through the Hunger Games. She finished the book series awhile ago and as we stumble on “girl time” we watch the movies. This week we watched the third.
Reading: I finished a couple of books this week. Inside Out by Demi Moore and Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow. Catch and Kill was such a good read but a real punch to the gut. I’m still boggled at what power looks like in this country. I just picked up Boys and Sex by Peggy Orenstein. Some friends and I discussed this Atlantic article over coffee about a month ago and agreed to read the book. The ones who have read it/are reading it say it’s a hard but enlightening read. Once I’m done reading that, I’m finding a light-hearted bodice ripper (or five).
Knitting: I got almost to the end of the foot on the first sock and realized I didn’t like the length of the leg so ripped it back and started over. I’m currently on the gusset (I loved how all those stitches looked on the inside of the heel flap so I had to take a picture). The yarn is Campfire (I think is the name?) by Must Stash Yarns. It’s sport weight so the knitting is flying which is good because I have a lot of yarn for socks and I wound the yarn for the bobble pillow but haven’t started that yet.
So that’s me. How are things in your world? What are you making, reading, watching, listening to?