The world seems a little soft today, as though there is a cushioning layer between it and myself. It means that I don’t have much hustle, but then again I have lots of appreciation.
I’m happy in a dozen small ways.
Noticing the way the light is waking up the day rather than the day beginning far earlier than the light.
Enjoying the way Tias looks me in the eyes.
Watching Sandra pole-vault into womanhood with grace, humour, and intellect.
Reading a silly book.
Anticipating a getaway. Toronto. For a few days. But it isn’t here, I won’t have to tidy or cook, and there will be dozens of moments with new sounds, new streets, new shops, new ideas. The kids stay here, and Rainer gets to feel like he’s spoiling me rotten. Which he is. I’ve enviously watched him leave for this conference year after year at a season when I desperately want change and distraction. And now I’m going along.
Smiling while basking in the glow of knowing that my Olympic vest/T-shirt is blocking upstairs and will be ready to wear on Wednesday when we leave for Toronto.
Watching the kids rediscover Lego.
Finding Sandra’s paintings and Tias’ drawings all over the house.
Finally posting the picture of my Olympic crochet:
It’s my second Ravelympics project, but the first finished. My very first crochet motif. I made it 2 rounds bigger so that I can use it as a pot holder. Crochet reminds me of sketching somehow – the way you draw it stitch by stitch, line by line.
Pattern: Motif #25, “Beyond the Square” by Edie Eckman
Yarn: Noro Kureyon, unknown colour
My sister and I are doing a CAL. Every month I’m going to send her a postcard with a motif number on it and that’s what we’ll work on that month. She’s quite good at crochet, and I was glad she was around last weekend to help me negotiate this motif, even though it is so very simple.