Sunday, December 13, 2009

Stuff that matters

Those of you who have been reading for a while know that Sundays... heck.... WEEKENDS are generally referred to as DORMA (Day Of Rest My Arse) days around here. Getting ready for the coming week with 2 young kids when both parents work full time is pretty hectic, and by the time Sunday evening rolls around Phil and I are both pretty knackered.

But we've been trying to do things a little differently lately. Trying to stay focused on the stuff that really matters rather than getting caught up in the mundane (yet time-sucking!) details.

So as I sit here, the laundry isn't finished. I made some meals for the week, but not all... But I'm not going to let that bother me in the slightest. Because I took care of some pretty important stuff this weekend.

For instance, I got to FINALLY meet the lovely Caroline on Saturday.

After about 2 years of reading each others' blogs and emailing back and forth almost daily, we placed a joint KnitPicks order as an excuse to finally get off our lazy butts and meet each other! (We live in the same city, for crying out loud...). Also there were Kadi and Robyn (who I must thank for these pictures because someone who shall remain nameless forgot her camera... *Sigh*)

Now you've got to admit: spending time with your fellow knitter is pretty gosh darn important, right?

Saturday evening the kids spent the night at their grandparents, and Phil and I got to have a well-deserved date night. You'll forgive me if I don't post pictures of that, this is a G-rated blog after all, heh.

Today was supposed to be all about madly scrambling to get caught up due to the previous day's slackage. And then? Then it started to snow.

Do any of you remember what it feels like to be five years-old and see the snow falling outside? How magical it is? How you just want to roll around in it and play outside until your nose freezes off or your coat is so weighted down with the stuff that you can't lift your arms anymore?

Well, after spending over 2 and a half hours with Émilie this afternoon, I sure do.

So yeah... the laundry isn't finished, the ironing hasn't been touched, and the food isn't all made. But I think I got the most important stuff taken care of. The rest? It can wait.

Happy Knitting Everyone!


Caroline said...

Yay for meeting each other! We must do it again! And if we *must* order from Knitpicks again for it to happen, I'm willing to make that sacrifice!

Sinéad said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Meeting up with knitters is always great fun, especially if you've put in a order together too!
You're dead right about not sweating the mundane stuff too. There is so much more important things to worry about. And who can say that messing in the snow with Émilie isn't more fun than cooking dinners???

Chantal B said...

This is what life is all about, isn't it?

Knit and Purl Mama said...

It was so nice to see you all on Saturday! We have to do it again after the new year. I say early February.

How was date night? How was the spa? Any good?

So little time, so much to do. I hear you!

Ali P said...

I think you're the only person I know that wears lipstick to go outside and play in the snow.
I feel very macho in comparison... <:o(
Yay for you getting some knit-sib time!!

Mrhide said...

hey it's a new lipstick ;)...long story!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great weekend - knitting, dating, time with the kids, and minimal housework. :)

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