Thursday, August 30, 2007

Long Hiaitus, Getting It Done, Busy, Busy Busy!

You wouldn't believe the last couple of weeks--so I'm not even going to try. Suffice to say that I got Ray's Kilt Hose done, then realized that they were 2" too off to the frog pond for me! I must have measured from two different points of reference! Not something I am prone to do unless I am stressed. In the meantime, however, I have perhaps another 12-18 rows to do on the cuff and then the final 6 rows of ribbing, and these things will be finished, and I can begin on something new.

A motorcycle crashed into Ray's car--the insurance company wanted to total the car--Ray says the motorcycle occupants are fine, all things considered, perhaps mostly shook up, but otherwise, minor scrapes. He's going to have a body shop take a look--they think that they can repair the car for a few hundred.

My son Bill was at a bonfire, and someone tossed an ember in his direction. He miscalculated and took the ember to the eye--he says it only is black and blue, but it sound pretty scarey for this mom. I'll have to get a look at it to see exactly what's happened, but I don't believe it's serious from what he's told me.

The Fiber Festival came and went--the Kalamazoo Scottish Highland Festival came and went. My husband and I haven't put a brush to the deck for all the rain we've gotten in the last couple of weeks. There was even a tornado touched down in the next town to the south!

So what do you do when you're so busy you can't even think straight? You just try to keep on keepin' on--do what you can, as you can, and take rests in between to catch your breath.

Right now, I'm at the office, trying to get away from my desk for lunch--but since it's been so long since I posted, I felt I really should let those who read my blog (are there any of you left out there?) know what was going on.

Today, I suggest a Sukoku easy as not to tax the brain too much. I feel as if I'm going to melt. I hope that everyone out there is having a great day. I'm taking tomorrow off work to try and catch up on some things at the house, and if my husband takes tomorrow off, too, we will likely get a jump on the holiday weekend on the deck. Unfortunately, I didn't pull a card from my Tarot deck this morning, which I usually do before I take off from the house on my daily routine...but I do have a deck here at the office. It's not one I generally use...but here goes..

From the Druid Craft Tarot, I pulled the Three of Pentacles. It means, good solid hard work, appreciation for your efforts or perhaps the opportunity to stretch your current skills in another area. It may also herald the renovation or improvement of your home. It also speaks to the ability to devote yourself to the art of "making" crafts, weaving, knitting spinning, the list goes on, or even to the written word...writing stories or songs.

And thus ends today's post.


Suna said...

Hi, I popped by from socknitters to see if you had a photo of the kilt hose. I hope you publish one, and if you do, share!

I do tarot, too (my partner and I each draw a card every single day and blog it). My son's favorite deck is Druid Craft. I love all the details in that one, myself. And since Brighid is my favorite goddess, I like that she shows up in the deck!

Tenna Draper said...

Suna: I posted a pic of the John Anderson Kilt hose, as well as the link to make them. It's in a previous post, and I don't remember which one. I'll check and get back to you on it!