the truth is, that
i realized fleetingly that it was wednesday
when my mum called to check if we needed anything at the store.
that’s bad, right?
and then in the blink of an eye it’s actually dinnertime on friday night.
still mostly feels like mostly monday morning to me.
it’s school vacation week.
as long as we all got dressed, brushed our teeth,
and ate three square meals a day, that’s really been enough this week.
my mamahood life…
all this to say that i posted my
‘mondays with mrs. crosby’ photo to facebook,
instagram, twitter, and then completely
(and immediately) forgot to post to the blog.
so, i’m claiming
‘school vacation brain’
and moving quickly on, okay?
it’s been a week for clinging a bit to all things calming.
we’ve had bitter cold, rain, snow, 50 mile an hour winds,
and then today it’s sunny and nearly 55 degrees.
that adds up to kids who are climbing
up the walls
and me knitting stockinette stitch with a deeply contented look on my face.
don’t get me wrong, we’ve made marshmallow men,
hand drawn cards for papa’s birthday,
strung fruit loops onto yarn scraps,
built newly improved telescopes and planes from legos,
used toothpicks and gummy bears to create really sweet jewelry,and the kids did their own face painting.
that was just one day of the five days this week.
i have navigated focusing their enthusiasm
in positive directions as both referee and cheerleader.
i’m guessing you can begin to see why
i might be longing for more stockinette stitch speed right about now.
mrs. crosby’s hat box in new leaf was ever so happy to oblige.
add the patterning details of leilani arts indigo fabric
and indian lake artisan’s hexagonal needles into the mix?
now i’m happy as a pig in mud
which is just what
my kids will look like playing in the yard tomorrow
if the weather doesn’t chill up a bit.
oh well, more rhythm of the stockinette for me.
‘climbing’ taken from 4:3 of nehemiah.
‘mondays with mrs. crosby’ is an ongoing series of posts
(to be posted on mondays, of course),
detailing a current collaboration between mrs. crosby yarns
and me. stay tuned.