Every time I sit down at my computer I think about writing a post, but then I realize I only have a few minutes/should be doing the dishes/could be knitting and go off and play some inane game on Facebook instead. (Yeah, I’m not going to lie; I don’t go take care of the other stuff…I goof off. I’m a master procrastinator.)
After the first week or two of avoiding the blog, I actually became afraid of it. What if no one was even looking at it? Really, who (other than my lovely family) even looks at it when I do post? But tonight I got brave. And I found a lovely comment from Elizabeth wondering about where I’d gone.
And so I thought I should get with it, and post again.
To start with, the end of May and early June were very busy around my house. Max was finishing up his first year of school…
…and Jojo was finishing her last and getting ready to graduate from high school. There was prom…
…and end of year projects for both Sami and Jojo. My parents were coming to visit and to see Jojo graduate…
…and I was working on coordinating a dying and knitting project for my mom, Sami and I to start.
We’re each going to knit a “10 Stitch Twist” blanket. Mom was already well into hers before she left to go home. Mine is still sitting in the same place where I took the photo above, waiting for me to be finished being distracted by some other stuff.
With summer vacation came some oddly hot weather – so hot that it felt more like the end of August – and I very bravely set out to bring Penny and Max to the beach so we could take advantage of the significant temperature difference. By myself. There are few things more stressful than having to watch two young children at the beach. I’m always worried that, while brushing the sand out of one kid’s mouth, the other will be sucked out to the middle of the ocean with the next wave. Max played in the waves, while Penny hung out by the blanket and tried to dig a tunnel to China.
We also went to the Del Mar Fair.
And earlier this week, Sami got a new kitten
And through all of this, I’ve been knitting. I’ll show you some pictures of that stuff tomorrow.
Thanks to Elizabeth for encouraging me to come back.