After such a wonderful weekend with my little and hubs, I was saddened to hear of the events this morning in Manhattan. While myself and all I know who commute in are well I couldn’t not mention this sad way to start our work week. Thankfully New Yorkers are tough and I am sure we will take this event in stride.
Now as for this fun weekend….
First, someone slept through the night Friday! While this isn’t the first time this has happened, it had been a very rough week on all aspects of our lives- work, baby, extracurricular activities…. we have been EXHAUSTED. So this one night of uninterrupted sleep was like getting an early Christmas present.
Saturaday was filled with all sorts of fun. Baby girl experienced her first snowfall (this mom experienced a stroller in snowfall- interesting but survivable…) and we got her first real high chair delivered on Saturday! Someone enjoyed a couple of fun hours playing with all the packaging while I somehow managed to get the dang thing put together…
Sunday was just as exciting…. someone met Santa for the first time! While the first few photos went well…well….. the last few… ha there’s a first for everyone… it was a fun day with the hubs out and about, craft fairs, coffee and donuts….
This is certainly the condensed version of my weekend but it felt like pure happiness which in all honesty has been a bit lacking in recent weeks. While baby girl brings so much joy into my life, other areas haven’t felt so generous. And this, this weekend was perfect. There may have even been a littel time for knitting; but of course I had to have a helper… one day she will learn that all that pulling and shaking wasn’t the best of ideas while someone is knitting on the other end but hey… for now I will enjoy every little smile it brings to her face.
Happy Holidays world.
Today was a weird day. Just weird… now I’m going to opt not to share the details of the first half of my day but it’s what put me in my “weird” mood. So while it improved later in the day it got weird again when the hubs and I ordered dinner… somehow our favorite diner got onion rings out of turkey sandwich…. welp…. yeahhhhhSo once we’re corrected the whole order debacle, managed to get a very tired “but not tired” babe to sleep and poured a VERY large glass of wine (it has been a seriously looong week…) our feet got kicked up and we exhaled a deep sigh of relaxation.And that’s where my thank you comes in.. because I received my second order in that moment just two days of reopening my Etsy shop. Through the exhaustion and frustration of this whole week I sold a total of 3 items in two days… online… on a shop that I want still want to clean house on… where I have had some many say to me my work is worth it- people will be interested- TAKE THE LEAP OF FAITh… and just like that I feel so…so… validated. Now- it’s not much- 3 items sold- but this isn’t suppose to be a race to the top with the most sales success etc… its a feel good thing and if I can make a little income in the process I won’t object!So thank you to all those who in the last two days took a look at my little modest shop: thank you, thank you for believing in this woman enough see what she has to offer… I have many more dreams and big ideas to come…. don’t give up on me yet.XOXO🙏🏻💖💖
So the last few months have been interesting, semi entertaining and most definitely challenging. As I’m (kinda, sort of, who am I kidding NOT) ok with going back to work I have found a tolerable work- life balance.
What has helped me keep a little of my sanity and a little of my pre mommy self has been my knitting. I have been particularly stressed about my work environment this week and as a result I have been project jumping.
Last weekend was the NY Sheep & Wool Festiva in Rhinebeck and I am completely obsessed with my haul. One of the yarns I purchased was for the Masala Shawl by Michelle Wang from part of the Spice collection. I was so annoyed following work one day this week I wound up the first skein and began.
First, I put aside a paying project to do this (and a few long term ones).. not the end of the world but there is a deadline there!
Second- this pattern is amazing and I can’t put it down! There is a beautiful simplicity to the use of only two different stitch patterns and it’s one I can easily get lost in its repetitiveness. The other beautiful thing about this pattern is I gained the knowledge of a new cast on technique.
Learning this is invaluable since I am still learning so so much about knitting, I’m not a beginner any more but there is still so much for me to learn and find comfort in…
Until next time my lovely knitters…
**I began this post a few weeks ago in frustration and even though I am finishing it now it is refreshing to go back and see how my feelings about my current life have been changing and morphing- daily. I feel that it is important for me to still share these posts as maybe, just maybe someone in my similar situation will read and we can connect…
I did something spur of the moment this morning that I couldn’t be more excited about….
I reopened my Etsy shop! While it still needs a little work… what doesn’t!…. I am thrilled to offer some new exciting items. This certainly helps me to commit to trying out a new source of income with the flexibility of testing the waters without actually drowning. And I’m excited. So excited.
So while this is only a little post help me out by taking a look at my Etsy shop….
I will be back soon…💖