Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My Kaleidoscope Life






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.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Monkeys in Spain

Number 2 Daughter is back in the United States from Spain. These are no purl monkey socks, knitted in Socks that Rock, Philosopher's Stone in Mediumweight. It was great fun watching the colors stripe.