What a week!! Sunday was buying groceries for Thanksgiving – which continued through Monday before we got everything (and I still couldn’t find chestnuts). Chip was working on getting everything ready for the opening of his exhibition at the resource center. Tuesday I had court and then we started cooking. Wednesday was a heavy cooking day for me and Chip started moving stuff into the resource center. Thursday was the same – focused on both food and the exhibition. I didn’t expect to complete anything on my projects through Thursday – that happens on holiday weeks.
And then Friday came.
No school for the kids. No Chip from 10 in the morning until 8 at night.
Have I mentioned how time consuming it is to make both lunch and dinner for the family plus make sure the dogs are going out regularly and clean up their messes and clean up the kitchen after Thanksgiving and referee the fights between kids and referee the fights between dogs and try to get the laundry folded and get food up to Chip and – oh – maybe draft a motion for actual income?
It takes all day. I knit 15 rows of 26 stitches on the front of the Imagine Sweater.
How does he do all of this and get leatherwork done in a day?
Then on Saturday Chip was still gone all day – and I had my sit and spin group and then a spinning class after that and then errands to run and then run home and make dinner – which wasn’t done until 8:00 at night – and then time with the boys before hustling them into bed before we both fell into bed, exhausted. No knitting today.
And by the way, Ladybug (the neurotic beagle) had escaped while we were gone so add walking the neighborhood at night calling out “Ladybug” to the evening activities. Sigh.
My husband is amazing. I am feeling grumpy.
Sunday Chip was gone again all day. In the morning Mom called – did I want to go to my sister’s and pick her up and bring her to my house until tomorrow. Of course I did. That’s 2 1/2 hours of driving. Add to that getting two boys in and out of the shower, getting Jesse new sneakers, getting more groceries and then cooking again for the family, getting Mom situated and showing her how the spinning wheel works and how to card fleece and there was no knitting done last night either.
Animal Control called us back. Someone had found Ladybug across the street from our house and called her in and we could pick her up Monday (today) from the shelter.
My husband is a saint. I am barely hanging on.
So this morning came and I thought of this post and knew I just could not do a post telling you I only knit 15 rows of 26 stitches four weeks from Christmas. I just couldn’t do it. I had to get something done.
So after my sister arrived to pick up my Mom, and after I made a few phone calls to make sure I was ready for tomorrow’s court appearance, and after I went to Agway and picked up more dog food and then went to the shelter and picked up Ladybug ($75.00 plus the license fee to get a dog that only walked across the street – sigh) I picked up the Imagine sweater and finished the last 30 rows so I could say that . . .
I finished the front of Elaine’s Imagine Sweater this week.
Well, actually I only did the neckline going up to the shoulder seam because the rest had been completed when I knit in the peace sign – but still – the front is officially done.
Chip is home today. He made dinner. Leftovers from the last few days but who cares. HE MADE DINNER!!!
I love my husband. I don’t think I could function at all without him. He even brought me breakfast this morning PLUS two cups of coffee and tea for Mom. I am going downstairs now to have the dinner he made – and I will be thankful that I finished the front of Elaine’s sweater – but really I am thankful for my husband!!