Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Playing "Grandmama"

I had a lovely time yesterday at one of my favorite coffeeshop, visiting with a friend and her almost one year old son, and playing "pretend" Grandmama. That's my laughter you hear in the background of the video.

We had a lovely time playing peek-a-boo with one of the handknits I've decided to unravel, although I may change my mind and just give it to Corbin to play with instead.

Instead of knitting while I was there, I took the opportunity to unknit the Saroyan shawl and the Stripe Study Shawl. It was a good decision.

It was my first time out on my own since the surgery a week ago, and I thought it was a good time to do a trial run, since I am returning to work on Monday. It made me quite tired, which probably shouldn't have been as big of a surprise as it was, but then I often overestimate my energy level. I still think I'm in my early thirties, instead of my actual age of 51. WTH? At any rate, if I get too tired next week, I can always take a day or two off instead of working the full week. I'll just play it by ear.

Gift tag giveaway update: If the four women who participated can email me your addresses, I will get the tags in the mail. Thank you for playing, and even more importantly, thank you for reading my blog and wishing me well. Just another reason I consider myself to be a grateful and contented woman.


  1. Surgery takes more out of one than you expect -especially once you start feeling better. Take it slow. You'll be back to normal soon and will hardly be able to rembmer the whole thing!

  2. Hi, I have been visiting your blog from time to time having come across it while blog surfing.
    I hope you are feeling better by the day after the surgery, take things easy at first.
    I feel good aboout my unfinished stash when I read about other peoples!

  3. Glad to help Peggy! I didn't even show the nonactive UFOs!! Thanks for reading!

  4. You're young. I'm 54 (on the outside; on the inside I'm not a day over 14!) Take it easy when you go back to work, though.