Yesterday as my children amused themselves (as children will) with dramatic play scenarios of knights and princesses, kitties and babies, kings and guards and rocketeers (see them ready to take off in their rockets above), I was knitting and knitting and knitting some more. I'm pretty much done with the twins gifts (just one small thing to sew up and yarn bits to knit in) but I've got a ways to go for Kayla's present. For those knitters out there, my goal for today is to complete the front (yesterday I managed the back piece). Tomorrow I hope to finish the sleeves and finalize the project (hubbie gets to do the wrapping and delivery if I'm still feeling sick).
So today while I attempt to pretend to myself that I'm feeling just fine when well... let's face it I'm really not... I am looking forward to the days getting slightly warmer and the flowers blooming, and working in my garden (anyone know a good garden planning resource?). I'm also looking ahead to more hours of sunlight to lift my spirits and beginning to think about wanting to focus on fixing up my house on the inside before I get too focussed on the outside and the yard -- nothing too involved but definitely some painting that's just never happened and some refreshing of accessories, framing and hanging of photos and the like.
And speaking of blast offs, my son's reading has taken off like a rocket and as I proudly watched him reading yet another chapter book yesterday and looking for a bookmark when he had to put it down for some reason or another, I cut a postcard that was laying around, one with an ocean view on the front, in half and handed him one. He seemed pleased. His happy face made me want to make some fun bookmarks for him, creative for me and laminated for longevity. If any of my crafty friends want to teach me about these crafty challenge swap thingies, I'd like to put out a challenge to do some fun bookmarks. Any takers?
PS - Counting the other way, I'm now experiencing ocular migraine #2 (that's 2 in just 5 days for anyone who is counting besides me). I'm gonna call my chiropractor when its over but does anyone have a good vacation home in Maui I could use for a week or so :-) Ahhh wouldn't that be nice?).