Thank you all so much for your kind thoughts. I swear I do not like to whine but sometimes I just have to. I so appreciate all of your well wishes. I think I am better today, not perfect but better. Yesterday afternoon I went to the yarn store all by myself. It will be the last time I go as it closes down at the end of the month. When I went with Little Buddy a week ago, I bought a few things, but I was not able to maneuver his stroller in all the nooks and crannies. Yesterday I took my time, I walked around and touched all the yarn. I thought about this yarn and then that yarn, and then I finally made a decision. Here is what I bought.
Sidar Snugly Baby Bamboo in Yummy Yellow, 80% bamboo and 20% wool, 832 yards of soft yumminess. I bought 400 yards of four other colors when I went with Little Buddy, possibly to make scarves for his therapists for Christmas presents. Who would not love a scarf made from this? As a hard working therapist myself, I think this would be a great gift. The color is actually a bit softer than this picture, it is not so mustardish.
This Ella Rae Lace Merino kept pulling me back to see it. I looked at it when I went with Little Buddy, the color is so intriguing, not something I would usually buy. There is a subtle shift in the darkness of the color. Although it is called Mauve, I find that to be so 90's don't you? I think it deserves a better name but for the life of me I can't think of one. Made of extra fine merino, 920 yards for $28 is a bargain.
And last but certainly not least is good ole Cascade Heritage sock yarn in Purple Hyacinth. Made of 75% superwash wool and 25% nylon, 874 yards of purple loveliness for $16.80. I am not even sure what I will make with these yarns, but they were too beautiful to pass up at 30% off.
This morning I took a nice long walk, I am trying to get close to 4 miles in each day on the weekends, and 3 miles in on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, with maybe a mile in with Max and Little Buddy on those evenings. I am trying hard to get back into shape so I can be a strong and healthy Mom for all my kids.
Right now I am eating these yummy chocolate chips sweetened with barley malt, drinking herbal tea and writing to all of you. I took a really long nap this afternoon trying to prevent a massive headache, something I rarely do. It was blissful, just snuggling under a blanket knowing I had some time because Little Buddy was a sleep too.
The skies are dark as this wonderful thunderstorm rolls in. You know my love of rain and storms. I love to hear the rumbling of the clouds and see the subtle shift in the light as the storm moves through.
This is what I see right outside my craft room window right this moment. Aren't those dark clouds gorgeous?
With my recent yarn additions my stash is very healthy. I am now officially working from stash. I have some things planned out that will help use up some of this beautiful yarn. I love it that I can step right into my room and open these doors wide and feel like I have my own little yarn store. Yarn calms me and is such a deep pleasure to me. I am so sad to see my favorite yarn store closing. There is another store much closer to me, but I have some issues with the owner, I just feel she isn't very nice. I have not been there for years, so now I will have to decide if it is worth giving her my business or if I should just wait and buy yarn while I am away, or order online. For now I don't have to worry, I have enough to keep me busy for months.
The rest of today is about watching the World Cup, weaving, and maybe watching a movie tonight if I can stay awake. I love a blissful day that just unfolds at it's own pace.
How is your day going?