A Work in Progress
It's the end of the week, again. The days are flying by for me and I have a list crafted daily for all the tasks I'd like to achieve. Do I get everything done? Nope. But I do what I can and what doesn't get done goes on the next day's list. I'm sure all of you are doing the same thing.
During Advent, I can get lost in being busy and acting frantically. This year I'm being mindful and practicing being present in whatever activity I'm engaged in. I'm a work in progress.
Speaking of works in progress, I've got two! Above is yet another hat to give as a gift. Below is my son in law's sweater. Just think, once I get to the armhole shaping that sweater is going to fly off the needles. I'll be past the stockinette and into the juicy part of the pattern.
By the way, the mom loved the tiny tea leaves cardigan. If I get a photo of the toddler girl modeling and I have permission to share the photo, you will see it! To be honest, I can't wait to see her in it.
Today while babysitting, she was saying the word 'no' over and over again in a silly way, so very sweet. I wish I could remember more of my own children's emerging language development (and I am a speech pathologist!). I was an intense stressed out mom - could be why my memory fails me. Being the babysitter is relaxing and fun, I wish I could go back in time and tell my young self to chill out and enjoy the busyness of being a parent.
|my mom's stitchery|
The nativity set above was a gift from a student many years ago from when I was a CCD teacher (Sunday school teacher). I taught CCD for 13 years while my children were in the CCD program. I enjoyed being involved with my kids and knowing their friends and serving the church in the process. Setting up the nativity brings fond memories every year.