Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Goings on

Some weeks are just, well... crazy. Whether it's work, the kids, social commitments, or a combination of all three, before you know it you're spinning like a top and all you want is for the world to just STOP already so you can step off and take a breather, maybe have an iced cappuccino or something.

This week has sort of been like that for me (heck, this MONTH has been like that!). Phil's out of town on business, and though I'm incredibly blessed to have family close by, not to mention the most thoughtful, caring neighbours in the history of the known universe, it's always a wee bit totally exhausting.

And yet... there have been some gems as well. That's what I try to focus on when the kids are in bed and I can once again form a coherent thought, anyway.

For instance, I attended the first of what will most likely be a long series of school plays last night! Émilie's entire grade put on a really impressive show, about a group of kids who find a magic passport that lets them visit the 7 wonders of the world. Each class represented a different wonder, and Émilie's class was Petra.

Yup! It was a great moment, one that as a Mom you just know is going to be embedded in your memory forever. I was pretty psyched, let me tell you. Her group came on the stage, and I... um... didn't recognize her. *Sigh* In my defense, we were seated very far away and ALL the kids in her group were wearing the same costume, but still... it made for a wee bit of an anticlimactic moment, you know?

At least I managed to spot her in the grand finale!!!The weather this week has been just wonderful (FINALLY), so another highlight has been the putting on of the bathing suits and the playing outside as soon as we get home.

'cause, yeah, of COURSE you'd put the four-wheeler in the pool! Who wouldn't???

And yes, there's also been the odd bit o' knitting here and there as well.

I cast on a pair of Wednesday socks last week, using String Theory Caper sock yarn in the Garnet colourway. I think it's safe to say that these are going to be the Best. Socks. Evah.

Happy Knitting Everyone!


Michelle said...

I can't believe you have pool weather!! I am still wearing my sweatshirt most days!!

kate-the-enabler said...

You HAVE been busy :)
Bravo Emilie for the performance - and WHAT a cute bathing suit!!
The sock....the sock is beautiful - and the yarn.... dammit - words fail me.

Alrischa said...

Very very fine socks, Tara; I can't imagine hiding them inside of shoes! Hope you've got some see-through shoes (as every knitter should).

Mrhide said...

Paris has nice weather too!! :)

you bought a pool? geez

dawn said...

Playing in the water looks like great fun. The socks are beautiful beyond words.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Great Wednesday socks!

Of course you'd put a 4 wheeler in the pool, c'mon Tara!

School plays! Ahh! I can't wait for those days to come.

Laurie said...

Love the socks! And how lucky you are to have pool weather up there! Here in Ohio, we still have the furnace on at night, and it still isn't warm enough to put the house plants out for the summer.

Sinéad said...

I just love those socks. Is that a sheepfold running down the front of the leg? Just gorgeous. Methinks I shall have to queue them!
*sigh* I'm looking at your pool weather and feeling jealous. Although it's meant to be nice here for the weekend, so fingers crossed we might get some Vitamin D!

Sereknitty said...

Love the socks!

Jennifer said...

Those are some beautiful socks! I always wondered if full-cable socks pull in when they are not worn, making it hard to put on.

ps my word verification word is "semin". Srsly?

Alrischa said...

Have you had time for a cappucino lately?