Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Per Mom's Request.....

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 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, 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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