just finished yarnbombing it.
now to take pics …
Thanks for the chance to help the new kid, several times throughout the day in fact.
Thanks for the completion of our project in just in time.
Thanks for the excuse to get going on a long-neglected project.
Thanks for A’s successful attitude today, and that I was there to patch things up at a low point.
Thank you for all the unexpected gifts at heave been coming my way lately.
Thanks for progress with my project of turning F&B from colleagues into friends.
Thank you that there wasn’t so much rain, and that it wasn’t so very cold. Thank you, especially, for those moments when the sun came out.
Thank you for the chance to seek some of my kids shine!
Thank you for all the blessings and bits of luck that come my way without me looking for them.
Thank you for all the flowers on the ground and in the trees these lovely spring days.
Thank you for the hope my kids are feeling right now.
sliding up rough bricks
toward the cawing that cast it:
shadow of a bird
Thank you for the wisdom to know the difference, and for friends to remind me of what’s important and what I have no control over when I begin to forget and take things personally.
Thank you for a chat with F.
Thank you for the chance to show the kids in my knitting club about spinning wool, and for the intense enthusiasm some of them showed. Thank you that A, my helper in the class was so interested in spinning that I was prompted to lend her my spindle for a week. What a lovely feeling to share my passion with someone!!
Thank you that Pancake did all the laundry before I got home to do it myself.
Thank you for a lovely, comfortable visit with M, with conversation topics ranging from how to help houseplants to pollinate in the absence of bees to Swedish politics overview to yarn-working techniques that predate knitting.
Thank you for a ‘new’ pair of sunglasses.
so I we spend a bit extra …
Follow-up PYP database instructions email
Write to S & S
Send J’s gift
Finish C’s gift
Yarnbomb hulahoop – FINISH!
Confirm use of car and figure out Big Sur plans
Coordinate with E
I’ve got a lot penciled and penned into the itinerary now; so much that I hesitate to make any more firm plans to avoid it feeling like a guided tour.
Yesterday we signed a 1.5 month lease with a provate party to sublet our flat, so we won’t be stuck paying rent over the summer for an empty apartment.
And today I learned that my step-father hasn’t gotten around to selling his Toyota Avalon, so we’ll have a big comfy car to get ourselves around in.
Yup, everything on my original to-do list for this project has been done. my brother wrote me an email recently asking if I’m getting stressed with this trip coming up. I asked him, ‘Should I be?’ The most stressful part is the idea of sitting next to Pancake for 14 hours on the flight over. That sounds about as calming as a 14-hour bath with a cat.
This goal is stagnating, and my butt shows it.
I put my sheep story together in a book form (with a cover and sewn signatures and everything) for a child. I loved looking at the story in this completed form, turning the pages and reading the story gave me such pleasure! I had to title the story in order to do this, which I’ve been resisting for a long time, but it was good to be forced to do it. I can change it in the future if I want to, but for now it’s called “Never Underestimate a Sheep that Dreams”.
I was riding with some friends on the tram after an evening out together. One friend asked, “Where are we?” and I glanced out the window and read the name of the stop to her. I wasn’t even familiar with this stop’s name, so I just pronounced it as best I could. She looked at me like I was crazy and asked me how it is I can pronounce Swedish tram stop names like a Swede? I didn’t have any answer to that, just a surprised smile.
Thank you for a day with endless sunshine, and for the joy that so much light brings.
Thank you for the courage to take the first step in a project I was dreading (and wouldn’t you know it … the second step comes easily after the first … I started it and finished it in one sitting, and it wasn’t so bad at all).
Thank you for the issue of renting my flat this summer being (almost) resolved.
Thank you for good food choices this weekend and the difference I can feel in my body as a result.
Thank you for the swell of pride and accomplishment I felt as I read through several letters of recommendation I’ve accumulated recently. A lot of smart people think I’m fantastic, so I must be doing something right. :)
Finally all caught up with my expense recording.
Time to go grocery shopping …
Not a bad total … could I have forgotten something? I traveled, we had several guests … and yet we came in under average for spending. (If I were keeping track of income here too it would show extra income in April as well.)
the details of my life, for those interested