Fridays are for getting cozy around here. I’ve been making an effort to take more pictures of the little moments in our lives and hold myself accountable by sharing them here on my blog each week. Please come into my burrow – we have bunnies, rainbows, flowers, and toads!
We’ve had our first successful week since March with Bug on the bus! I must say that it seems like the days go by even faster somehow. I think it’s because I’m not watching the clock and counting down until the time I need to leave. But we’ve fallen into a new routine of rolling out the art cart after he leaves, which has been fun. We’re also working in more poetry teatimes in the afternoons, which I haven’t gotten a picture of yet! The Random House Book of Poetry for Children is awesome for afternoon readings. The pictures draw Bear right in and he’s lingered with the book every day after we clean up our tea things, which thrills me to no end.
Tuesday morning marked 100 days of morning pages for me. I often say that morning pages are my saving grace even though I’m not really writing about anything of any importance. It’s simply the act of taking that time for myself and my thoughts. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that I’d be able to write in my journal for 100 days straight. But something clicked this time and I’ve just kept going. Fake it till you make it, folks.
The bunny that I mentioned last week has been hanging around a lot. After I put the chickens away last night, I sat on the ground for a minute and it hopped right into my lap. The poor thing is lonely, I believe! I wanted to just bring it into the house and make a little burrow of towels for it, but I knew that my husband would be very unhappy with me when he got home from work. Oh! But it’s so adorable!
Andrea Mowry released the pattern that I posted about last week. It’s called Spark (Ravelry link) and the suggested yarn costs about $350. Cue the loud screeching brakes. I think a combo of Cascade 220 and Cascade Superwash Wave could be lovely and, most importantly, about 1/3 of the price. I’m also thinking of a Wool of the Andes and Chroma combo from Knitpicks, which would bring the cost to around $75 for my size. Much more reasonable! I am spending way too much time trying to find my ideal pairing while keeping it affordable. This part of project planning excites some people but it stresses me out. I get overwhelmed with all of the choices! And I feel pressure to choose quickly because I’m almost finished with my current project. Here’s the combo I’m lingering over:
I just don’t know. I’m awful at this! I’ll just keep this yarn in my shopping cart until it all sells out and then I’ll start from scratch again!
On a totally different note, I tried to listen to On Being for the first time in forever last Sunday. She held space for Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility, and Resmaa Menakem, a trauma specialist, to discuss the current reckoning with race so many of us are experiencing right now. I’m going to have to listen to it again because I was hopelessly distracted with three children and flipping pancakes to give it as much attention as it needed. I wanted to share it here because I thought many of you might enjoy its message as well.
Okay, friends. That’s it for this week. I plan to be back on Monday and I hope you all have a great weekend!