Saturday, September 8, 2012

Longest Weeks Ever?

After a few long weeks both at home and at work, I'm happy to say that it's not even noon on Saturday yet and I'm going to take a nap!

R started middle school this last week. Such a change! He'll be 13 this month and I can't even believe it! I remember cuddling his little self going to sleep as a baby - time has gone so fast!

A started first grade this last week. She's such a whirlwind of excitement and independence. I fixed the braids on her unicorn hat (see previous post) and she wore it both Wednesday & Thursday, then her Viking hat on Friday.

J started kindergarten this last week. He's on the PM schedule so his grams puts him on the bus for us - scared at first but then handled it just fine. Making new friends & he was even singing a little brown bear song on the way home last night. 

I'm such a proud mama for all my little kiddos, but I think that may have even made every thing more stressful; trying to recreate the appearingly seamless and perfect start of the year they way I remember my mom doing. Although, I bet if I asked her she'd have a completely different tale of those events.

I wish I could say that I straped myself into my soccer-mom mini-van and handled all these new changes with the calm and grace befit british royalty. pfft! i was a stressed out mess! I swear we were still shopping for school supplies within 24 hours of their open house! ugh, between working and trying to keep up with the kids - the only thing that held me together was my amazing boyfriend!

I must of emotionally downloaded on him for about 2 hours the other night, just because i needed to, what did he do? he listened. that's all, just listened. I'm seriously so lucky that he's mine. 

On the crochet front, I went from a 3-day weekend full of calm crocheting, finding a super score of 5 different fun-furs at a local thrift store for $2.50, ice cream date with bf, and a nice wobbly buzz supplied by Mr. Cuervo into a week of stress and anxiety. However, I did manage to put pen to paper and jot down the crochet cozy/coaster sets that I've been working on. Which means that I am quickly approaching the first free crochet pattern posting! 

This is what I've been wanting to do on this blog! I will post it in the rather near future I hope. I've only read patterns, never written them so please help me if you find issues with it. On the other hand they're super easy and incredibly interchangeable. I've started using fun-fur yarn on the last rounds so they're fuzzy. I've used tons of different colors and they could both be a super easy segue into trying new stitches.

I've also been searching for inspiration to try my own patterns at amigurumi, I have a few super secret ideas - and a super encouraging bf - that I do believe that I'll get there sooner rather than later.

Stay tuned for that pattern!

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