We didn't have much planned for the weekend, just dinner at a friends house on Saturday, 4 couples and a child. Mr. Lina is clearly still popular with the 2.5 year old crowd. As much as she was asking where I was, it was Mr. Lina who needed to read her books and fix the play oven when the rack wasn't going in easily.
This did lead to some baby-sad moments on Sunday. Mr. Lina was equating time with our favourite 2.5 year old like drugs. You feel this great high at the time. The good feelings carry over for a while when you think of how good it felt to have them singling you out as someone special or snuggling close. And then you realize that it is gone. She's gone home and it's going to be a while before you can get that feeling back. It's why I don't go to baby showers and I'm hesitant around babies. It feels awesome at the time but sometimes the crash isn't worth the high. I think there will be another crash when Ripley's Kittens are adopted in the next couple of weeks. Most of them are over 2lbs now, it won't be long before they all meet the 2 months and 2lbs for being adopted. Those kittens have provided some very happy distractions for both of us.
One of the great things about this weekend was my use of time, a balance of relaxing and productive. I slept when I was tired, watched old movies and crocheted, transplanted my aloe into a larger (and heavier) pot (Note to Self, next time I move that aloe plant I should wrap it in a towel, my forearms and hands look like I tried to bathe a cat). It started as a 10" pot from Home Depot, it's now 7 plants and about hip high on me in the new larger pot. As happy as it seemed being pot bound in it's second plastic pot, it was pretty tippy hence the move away from plastic pots. I did loads and loads of laundry, I think I washed every towel in the house.
|Stash fabric from Jan/12, rayon on the left, ponte (Tira?) on the right|
There is a lot coming up, February is a busy month. This Saturday we're hosting Richie Newton and Rosie Stearns (video below). We're trying to do a head count on attendance, it's a bit frustrating to have so many maybes. We might have 11, we might have 23 (I'm hoping for 23 myself). But that's true with every show, I should know that by now. We have Valentines Day to plan for (more on that later). There is a bowling fundraising dance on the 15th, our annual chili cook off on the 17th, off to Mexico on the 24th... lots to look forward to this month.