Sometimes it feels like you just can't keep up with everything life throws at ya! I have been having one of those weeks, but I wanted to take a minute to write it all down and let it all go...
I have actually been really busy planning my son's birthday party as of late. He is turning 9 on the 9th, so it is kind of a big deal, golden birthday and all. He requested a Redwall theme (based on the book series). So I have been planning a feast! His invitations were sealed with wax, I'm making medieval banners for the dining hall, and printed paper animal masks for his guests. We will be having a quest, defeating Cluny the Scourge with paintballs, and watching an armored combat demo! It should be a whole lot of fun. I may be more excited than he is, I love party planning.
March is upon us! As you may already know I have let my February Sweater rest and begun my March Sweater early. I have almost completed the first prototype, and it is simple and very cute. I went with a preppy unisex v-neck sweater vest, ooohhhh, that is a mouthful! The first sample is bright red, but I want to go with a more muted color for the next one. I used moss stitch for the front, and stockinette for the back, this is all about texture, so I am thinking a subtle green would be really nice. Here is a funky picture to give you an idea what it is looking like so far.
I am also working on my loving, supportive wife role. This is not something that comes easily to me. It is in my nature to be very self-centered, so I need to consciously look at what my partner is doing, acknowledge the importance of it, and thank him for his efforts. I remind myself that I am not entitled to be taken care of, I am lucky that he chooses to care for me. Anyway, I try to come up with nice ways to say "thank you" in the rare moments my hubby is home to enjoy them. Sunday I got to make him crepes filled with yummy, gooey, goodness.
I have been good about making it to water aerobics and Yoga this week, and I am enjoying the work. It feels good to move my body, even if it still hurts most of the time. I know it will get better, and I will hurt less once my body is stronger. So on that note, back to reality, I need to do the dishes.