Archive | May 2010

Memorial Day Chatter

So, the 3 week class is more than 2/3 done now!  Yay!

We have had an eventful weekend so far.  Saturday was the McMinnville Triathalon.  See my two triatheletes…

then Sunday, we went to canoe/kayak on the Duck River.  We got caught in a downpour about 2/3 of the way to to take out and were SOAKED at the end.   I also (thoughtlessly) put the towel bag in the vehicle at the put-in, so we drove over sopping wet.   You just have to laugh, though.  Every time we go to that part of the river we get soaked. 🙂

Today, DH has a 10K in Hendersonville and we are waiting for his return.  He carpooled with his running buddies.

I am still working on my Dad’s socks (at gusset on second sock).  He has been feeling down lately and I will be glad to get these to him.  I am afraid that I am just like him – prone to sadness.  Both of us are definitely not “talkers,” either, so it is difficult to share our feelings and our fears with others.

I finished the last Outlander book (Echo in the Bone, as an audiobook) and am eagerly waiting the next installment.  I started listening to another book “Shopclass as Soulcraft” which reminds me of my days at Berea (Berea College), but also how I grew up – viewing work as beneficial and worthwhile.  I am reminded again and again that most people in the world don’t think of work as I do – that all work has some value and that doing work gives us a feeling of accomplishment.  I actually crave that feeling.  I think that is a large part of why I craft – to have something tangible in the end.

It is Memorial Day here in the US; thank you to those who have sacrificed and ARE sacrificing for us.

Whirlwind days

Chugging away here—–

MORE THAN mid-way through the 3 week semester…

got some antibiotics for my ‘2 weeks and counting’ cold…

picked up out CSA box several times (Avalon Acres)…

finished my first project in cashmere (Jojoland lace)

and watched our girl graduate from pre-school…

Long ago, in a mind far, far away…

Long ago, in a mind far, far away I believed that grown-ups ruled the world.  They got to stay up late, drive cars, and do all number of cool and interesting things.  Now on this side of ‘grown-up’ I see my folly.  Now I HAVE to stay up late and I HAVE to drive the car, go to the grocery store, cook meals, do laundry, etc.  Actually, those aren’t really the bad parts.  It is my job that has been tearing my heart out lately.  I don’t want to go into it here, but it is mentally painful and tiring.  I’m glad to have that semester behind me, although a few more painful things are left to do.

There are a number of happy things going on hereabouts… Little Bug graduates from pre-school next week and she ran her second 1 mile run.

Spring is actually here and the garden is planted.

Back garden: 1 green pepper, 1 yellow tomato, 1 grape cluster tomato, 4 bush beans, thyme, rosemary, oregano, 1 row carrots, 1 row beets

Front garden: sunflowers (mix), cosmos (mix) and four yellow squash

We also got our first veggie/meat box from the CSA.  Luckily, the farms have sustained “relatively” little damage from the floods 2 weeks ago.

bok choy, serbian kale, broccoli, romaine lettuce, purple green onions, 2 quarts of strawberries, pork roast, ham, 1/2 dozen eggs

I’ve been working on a number of things for a long while, with some progress

My dad’s socks -improvised

DH’s U of L Cardinal clogs – felted clogs by Bev Galeskas

and a cashmere scarf (cleverly entitled “cashmere scarf”) by Jojoland (which I love, BTW)

Enough for now…  I’m going to sit at home with a sick Little Bug and watch a movie.