I've been meeting myself coming and going this week! It hasn't been any one big event, but just dozens of little things that have conspired to eat away at my time. Hubby's sister is gone on an extended vacation and we've come to realize how much caregiving she does for my mother-in-law. It's taken two of us to take up the slack! On the plus side, I've done a lot of sitting around waiting during her various appointments, so that translated into some good knitting time. I was able to finish one sleeve of hubby's Torgier:
Sorry for the crappy photo – you're lucky to get that much!
What I haven't had is long periods of time at home, which I miss. It has really made me long for retirement! And things have been pretty challenging at work (more on that to come), so when I get home I haven't had energy to do more than just veg in front of the television. In fact, I've been so exhausted when I get home that I've really been neglecting going out for walks with Maggie. I think that's been a huge tactical error. Tonight when I got home, I made myself go out and found that when I returned, I actually had more energy rather than less. Plus I had one very happy little puppy who is sleeping peacefully at my feet rather than running around like a crazy dog!
Saturday I spent at church with a group from my quilt guild making Community Quilts for the hospital, foster children, CADA, etc. Every time I go I keep thinking I need to take my camera – maybe next time! When I came home I was able to scratch out a little time to work on some blocks for Quilts of Valor – quilts for wounded servicemen:
Both types of sewing really fit into my schedule and mind set this week. You're basically handed a pattern and pieces (some already cut out) and all you have to do is sit down and sew mindlessly!! Just what I needed this week.
My usual distraction technique when I don't have much exciting to talk about is darling granddaughters. Today is no exception: