In succinct-ish (I’m not that good at succinct) bullet points:
Bullet Point #1
There is a lot of work happening and this is NOT not good. This is, in fact, theoretically fabulous. There is income. There are occasions, when doing a real job well, prompts a little heart skip – even if that heart skip happens at three in the morning and I am delirious.
Bullet Point #2
Because there is a lot of my work stuff happening, our household has tipped upside down and inside out and suddenly it is the Mr who is cooking the meals and doing the bulk of the parenting and trying to hold his sanity together. Such is the scenario, when two self employed persons get together and make children. Everyone clambers aboard the family-sized rollercoaster and rollicks off on an extended ride. This is neither bad or good. Just rollercoastery.
Bullet Point #3
Through all of this rollercoasting, juggling act, I can still see the bigger work picture. The one where there are three children at school and there is (possibly) more time than now. I am in no hurry for this. There is so much growth spurting happening here, I can’t keep up. Yesterday the Bigger-Small leapt into my arms and bowled me over.
Bullet Point #4
There is no time for space. No time for thinking random thoughts and turning them on their head and looking at ’em sideways. There is no time to blog but sometimes writing stuff down seems almost as necessary as breathing. There is no time for bloggy visiting but sometimes, I do – stealthily – leaving one of those telepathic comments. Did you hear something whizz past your ear?
Bullet Point #5
Something else that seems a necessary sin is the knit thing. It doesn’t matter what. Lately, in short sustaining breaks, I have knit two thirds of an arm warmer thingummyjig in a lace pattern which I will not finish,
because I am part way through a more structured cable thing which is lots more me.
Except this has been tossed aside,
because my Shelter yarn arrived yesterday
and I have cast on a Zumthor for the Mr,
which I will finish in snatches of crafted grateful therapy.
Bullet Point #6
Thanks to you literary lovelies, I have a reading list stretching to the sky and have had short bursts of practise at the Art of the Simultaneous Knit and Read. This roughly translates to a row of knitting followed by a page of reading. Although this was never precisely the aim, I feel like I’m mostly winning.