October 11 is " I Love Yarn Day" and so, today is one of the best made-up, unnecessary "holidays" ever. Yes, I do love yarn and I am so glad that others do too. They love yarn so much as to make it a "holiday." I like this kind of folk.
Sadly, this week I have had little time to celebrate yarn. I haven't knit in days. Sometimes life just goes a bit crazy and you are just happy everyone makes it to bed at a decent time at night, only to wake up and have another crazy day.
The craziness is my own fault. I am the one who scheduled D's swim lessons. I am the one who scheduled the library's first community program. I am the one who scheduled the tour for the college course I am teaching. I am the one who signed D up for Daisy Girl Scouts. I am the one who has volunteered and over-committed myself at work. All these things are my doing and I am so paying for it, but it is worth every second.
There is nothing quite like watching your child learn something new and finally pick up on a skill after sitting through many sessions of swim lessons wondering if she'll ever get it. (In this photo D is standing on the pool bottom while her other classmates have to stand on boxes.)
There is nothing like planning an event for the library (for over a year with the writing of the grant application) and have it well attended. It is beyond my dreams. I really though no one would come.
There is nothing like watching your students learn on a tour. I love watching their hands take furious notes, not wanting to miss a fact.
There is nothing like watching your daughter do what you did when you were her age, making new friends and learning the Girl Scout way.
There is nothing like loving your job and the community you get to work with every day. I know I make a difference every day.
Because I have all these wonderful things happening in my life. I've had approximately 5 minutes to myself each day after getting home late and then washing bottles, laundry, etc. So my sweater remains small, but mighty. I am happy with the project and I am happy with my busy life. I am happy my husband has been so helpful this week.
My plan is to finish the shoulder/arm increases by the end of the week. I am pretty close, just a few more pattern repeats. I probably can get to that point by the end of Saturday. We are visiting my in-laws and my parents this weekend, so I figure I won't be holding a baby too much.
Who can resist holding this guy?
I sure can't.