Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Friday, February 26, 2010

February Friday

After the tough day I had the other day, the rest of the week went really well. One thing that is constant about middle-schoolers' moods is that they change at the speed of light. Much like mine!

Here at home things are looking ugly. This is pretty much what our kitchen sink and counter has been looking like this month. (I don't recommend enlarging this photo, it'll only get uglier.) Between Steve and I working ten to twelve hour days during the week and going out of town three weekends out of four, we're having trouble keeping up.

The bleach and laundry detergent are from our run to the laundromat last night. Yes, the washer is now out of service, so we had to go to the laundromat. Why I walked past the laundry room to set those down there is probably part of the reason the counter looks the way it does. There's also the birdseed jar from when I filled the feeder on my way out the door this morning. And a few random dishes, both clean and dirty. Yuck.

Oh well, on to more important things. This is the swiffer cover I finished for M1. It would have been nice to take it with me last weekend, but getting things in the mail is nice too. All I have to do is add the buttons.
And although I haven't been knitting on my sweater as much as I'd like, I am making some progress. I'm so happy with this project, I can't wait to see how it turns out. I'm thinking I'll have a lot more time to work on it this weekend though, since we'll be in the truck for five hours on Saturday and five hours on Sunday.
We're heading out in the morning to take M2 the thrifted chest of drawers we got her at Christmas. Plus a "few" things she didn't have room to take with her when she went back. On the one hand I'd really like to stay home and rest (and maybe clean the kitchen!), but on the other hand, I'm looking forward to seeing her. And even though the drive is so long, it's always a great opportunity for Steve and I to have some uninterrupted quality time.
Hope you have a happy weekend, whatever you're doing.


  1. I'm loving the sweater.

    You should have seen my house today. All I've done is knit, so not much else got done. It'll keep.

  2. Just coming out of the fog and catching up. That sweater is going to be so pretty..Housework? Not my highest priority.

  3. When all is said and done, no one remembers the quality of your housework. And if they do??? We don't really want to know those people :>)
    Enjoy your family visits.