My mom sent me a text (yes, a text. We text quite a bit, until we realize it actually would be easier to just call each other) last night. All she said was she had missed my writing. Then I thought about how long it had actually been since I sat down to write. Ooops. So, I am sitting here today. I can think of a bazillion other things I need to do, and I mean really need to do. Like, scrub my toilets, fold laundry and mop my kitchen.
I have been knitting like a mad woman trying to get some things finished for the craft show on March 5th, and my house is really paying the price. So, last night I decided that today would be a "knit-free day." I put my knitting away where I wouldn't see it. The day started off great, at 5:45. I got a load in the laundry, dishwasher loaded, and was folding laundry by the time everyone else woke up. The day care kids all showed up and my progress continued...until about 9am. I admit, I started knitting. But, I finished the back to a baby sweater I am making, so at least I accomplished something.
In the last two weeks, I have knit a pair of baby booties, a baby hat, a baby sweater (all matching), a bonnet shawl and wrist warmers, a large rectangular shawl. I have also sewn tags into every item I have ever made, priced and inventoried over $1,000 worth of merchandise for the show. I've also discovered that I have arthritis and/or carpel tunnel syndrome. Freakin' awesome. My joints hurt really badly, and I'm....not quite 30 yet. Oh well.
I've mentioned before that the craft show I will be working in March is the one I grew up helping my grandmother with. This is the first time I will be doing it without her. I realized last night that the craft show is eerily and ironically one week from the 5 year anniversary of her death. It doesn't seem like 5 years.....it seems like an eternity since the last conversation I had with her. Time drags on when you miss someone.
Enough rambling before I start to cry. One of my closest friends is coming to visit me today, so I should do something around the house....like, clear the laundry off the couch so she has somewhere to sit.
I promise, it won't be so long before I write again!
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