I should really take up knitting or crochet, I hear it’s good for mending frayed nerves…
So, I will be keeping my day job but I am a ball of nerves the last few days and the next few as well as Life counts me down into some exciting stuff. The mad dash to clean and prepare this small, jerry-rigged and always-meant-to-be-temporary space has gone okay. There’s only so much one can do with those limitations and with having to go to work everyday. Throw in the appointments, chores and other preparations that are required when you’re welcoming a friend for a stay… I am ridiculously excited and nervous. I’ve a dear friend (boy) coming to stay and… Yes. I’m a bundle of nerves that daren’t touch a project lest I wind up with a three-armed sweater or a poodle cozy!
The other big event is a potential change in my living space. I wasn’t looking per se, simply saw a little place and it called me. One Open House on a whim and I felt that I should at least ask a few pertinent questions of the Real Estate folk involved and, it would seem that I’m now learning the ropes of being a potential home owner!
Many things in my real life don’t make it to this blog and one of those things is my separation and divorce. It was a particularly difficult process, not due to my former Husband but to the subsequent “boyfriend” that destroyed what little life I had left. My life in the last two years has been more than a little surreal at times, I’ve alluded to it in one or two posts. It’s fair to say though, things have turned around and with that blight removed from my life new opportunities for life, love and living are far more visible.
This week brings a lovely new human and the potential for a lovely new home into my life!
I’m beyond excited about these beginnings and all the new things to learn. Getting involved in the home buying process is as much about learning some grownup things on my on as it is about (maybe) completing the purchase. All of this to say, “I got nuthin'”, as far as the knitting goes but I have ever so much more going on everywhere else. One of those is continuing to mend my family. This weekend past, Mother’s Day weekend saw much of that starting with Saturday spent with my fabulous daughter. We bussed downtown and spent a day shopping, talking, laughing, shopping, sitting on a sunny patio with some pints (Innis & Dunn, yum!) and talking.
Next up was the evening spent with my Mum. She invited me out to see a band called the Groove Junkies – I come by my Rock ‘N Roll nature honestly between both my parents – We had a fantastic time at a popular local pub and it’s lovely to have a connection to the music scene here. I’m fortunate to count several musicians among my friends. The GJ’s were doing a fundraising event for their former keyboard player, taken too soon by cancer. The turnout was great, they packed the pub and the music was wonderful. My Mum can still party like a rockstar!
The Groove Junkies At Greenfields 10 May 2014
As to me… I had a great day because my hair turned out. Pray that it looks decent this Wednesday when I go to pick up my friend at the airport and some of you will totally relate to just how much a small thing like that can influence your day for the better. Another small thing made posting this really fun for me, was noticing as I posted to Facebook yesterday, that my daughter and I both do the palm-to-chin in our photos from the 10th. Guess there’s no denying she’s mine. Between that and our shared Gothy aesthetic and fiery temperament, there’s no getting around it. My beautiful boychild rounded things out with his sweet Mum’s Day message to me (he was working – this is epic).
So, the yarny, knitty goodness is taking a temporary backs seat as all these other life events catch me up and take me for a ride but it is a delightfully good ride and I couldn’t be happier to be on it and not standing on the banks watching it pass me by.
I’ll be knitting as I can, posting as I can – what’s a Saturday without a Fibre Funny? – and wishing this same happiness, whatever it is in your life that might be.
Cheers All! 🙂