I have ended up taking a bit of a blogging break, not sure why but it just happened. As we all know blogging takes up a lot of time, catching up with friends, writing posts, it can be a lot when you have a family, work, parents, and a house to take care of. And sometimes I just like to be silent. I have a lot on my mind with the summer ending and a new school year beginning. I don't work in the schools, but my schedule changes as I try to see my patients before and after school as much as possible. I am preparing for a couple of new patients, very early mornings and sometimes working until 6 or 7 at night. It will all work out, but it has been on my mind.
Mr. 19 year old was home for 8 days. It was wonderful and a bit stressful as life can be with a 19 year old that thinks he knows everything, but actually knows so little. He is wonderful, funny and well 19, he can be very charming, exasperating and concerning all at the same time. I am sure my parents didn't like me very much at 19, but I never knew it, which was very nice of them. My youngest had a friend visiting for 2 weeks, which was lovely for him. He also got his drivers license during that time, so that is a great accomplishment. He starts his junior year of high school next week, time is flying by so fast.
So today I have decided to have a slow day, it might be my last one for a while, until schedules work out and new patients are worked in. I think I need a day to ease out of summer, ease into a new school season, extra work and life in general.
Instead of racing out the door by 6:30 AM for work, I woke up on my own, searched Ravelry for patterns, and sat on my floor drinking tea and looked at knitting books.
Caroline the dress form has been looking very plain, she has asked me repeatedly to get a project done so she could model it. Since that is not happening today, I thought I would put my Japanese Flower Shawl on her.
I would have to say this is the absolute favorite thing I have ever made. I love the colors, the feel of the yarn, and the way it looks. I have never used it, I know I am funny that way, but I drape it over a chair in my living room and I look at it everyday.
Caroline looks pretty don't you think?
I am almost at the end of my second Clapo-ktus. It has been interesting to knit and I am looking forward to a new project. Another shawl, maybe a sweater? The possibilities are endless.
I know it will not be this baby blanket, which sits on a shelf in my family room staring at me.....please finish me, it says, but I am still not ready to dive into it again quite yet.
Some of my flowers are blooming, and some are overgrown and in need of a good trim, but not today, I am taking it easy.
When I turned around from my plants, who did I see peeking at me? My beautiful boy, Max. His hip is hurting so he is going to take it easy with me today, too. We went for a short walk, on this very overcast morning, and now he is taking a nap.
He wants to thank you all for your birthday wishes, he sends you all the best.
How are you easing out of summer, as summer is easing away from us?