After the sun came out for one measly day over the weekend, we’re back to constant clouds, misty rain and cold temps and I have some serious rainy-spring blues. I’m dying for sunshine and warmth; for my garden, for my son, for a little vitamin D and for my own sanity. I snuck out with Nathan the other day for some retail therapy at Target, and I was happy to find some new shirts and dresses (yes, I’m trying out dresses!) for summer. If only it’d get sunny and warm enough to wear them.
My short-lived glee was smashed the very next morning when our washing machine overflowed so badly that gallons and gallons of water leaked from the laundry room into the family room, pantry/utility closet and Nathan’s bedroom. It was a lot of water, and at first it looked like we were going to lose Nathan’s wall-to-wall carpet, which we had installed only a few months before he was born. We then spent hours sopping up the water—my husband even used a broom to schoost it straight out the laundry room door to the outside. I pulled back the rug and cut out the soaked padding. It was emotionally painful work—the rug was beautiful and expensive, to me, anyway. But with some careful positioning for better air circulation and targeted fans, I think we’ll be able to save the rug! (YAY!)
|You can see how thrilled Little Miss Lovely (aka Sunny) is that I've surrounded her with my knitting and reading. She's not nearly as gracious and my handsome Stuart. The pack-n-play in the background served as Nathan's temporary Napping Headquarters while his room was completely torn apart. It still is, actually, but we managed to clear a path to his crib so he can sleep more comfortably all night long. Between the washing machine this week and the water heater last week, my house is in complete disarray and I can hardly stand it. (Yet I'm blogging right now -- twisted priorities, right?) I promise I'll buckle down after this post.|
Now that my ups and downs of the week are out of my system, let’s move on to the knitting. I just finished working the heel of my second May sock. They’re going faster than I expected, and I’m glad because I want to get them done before the end of May (still not sure if that’ll happen) and I want to cast on my next project. I received a box of yarn in the mail on Saturday, and I’m dying to cast on something new!
I’m still reading Oprah’s biography. Progress is slow because I don’t read as often or as much as I should. And all this knitting is getting in the way. During my Target trip I bought Nathan I Like Bugs by Lorena Siminovich and Potty, our second book by Leslie Patricelli. It's apt, because I bought him a potty (for practice) in the same trip. He's enjoying them both (and the new potty).
One more: Tonight was my last pottery class of the session and I'm bummed it's over. I'll meet up with my teacher's assistant next week to pick up the rest of my things from the kiln. I have until then to finish glazing my toad house for the hand-off; my teacher graciously let me borrow some glazes for the week so I can finish up my last project. (Nathan had to come with me tonight, so I didn't stay long and didn't accomplish everything I'd wanted to.) I'll check back in soon to share how these pieces have turned out. It's so fun to see how things come out of the kiln!