Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Last night my night blooming cereus blossomed. I always hoped that life would become less complicated as I got older and my daughters left the nest. However, it becomes more and more crazy and I feel that I am caught in a swirling kaleidoscope. I’m tired and beginning to feel like my night blooming cereus whose bloom lasts one night and then it is gone.
Let me describe my day. So I got up at 6:00 and ran around the house taking care of odds and ends until I left at 7:15. Through July I am teaching summer school from 7:45 until 12:15. Then I left work and did errands for an hour. Came home and cleaned one of the family room couches and the stairs. Made a cake to take to my daughter's apartment this weekend. Froze the cake. Then did more laundry and paid bills. I repaired the soap dispenser in the kitchen with the part that Grohe sent. Then went to the basement and exercised. Then cooked Chinese beef and vegetables stir fry. I have just cleaned up about half the dinner mess….and this is my break…….When I finish checking my e-mail on the computer, I will go back to cleaning the kitchen, making lunches for tomorrow, and cleaning the bird cage. Then I will probably go upstairs and iron clothes. If I am lucky I will watch TV and knit for an hour.
The scarf was knit in Noro Kujaku in color 5. The pattern is "Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf", which is a free download. The scarf was done on with 46 stitches on a size seven needle. I used five skeins of Kujaku. It reminds me of a kaleidoscope.