Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Fenner is in deep and true love with Charlotte and hangs on her every word and movement. Look at this woman, how could you not?
We all spent the weekend hiking, splitting wood, going on boat rides and eating. There was lots and lots of eating.
Finished Object - Fenner's first hat of the winter. It was cold up north this weekend. Manos left over from a rug hooking did the trick keeping her warm.
It was one of those rare spectacular fall weekends when the mornings are cold enough to warrant wool and layers and the afternoons are warm and sunny. The company was superb, politics avoided and we all felt amazing by the end of it.
Weekends like this one keep us chasing the dragon.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Mom is almost speechless to have all the girls up. We are all so very excited.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
My sister's advice to me was that work is not emotional it's business and I need to check the baggage at the door.
Which clearly speaks of at least 2 extreme ways of living the professional life. She's an amazingly logical thinker-linear, balanced and clearly thought out. Personal relationships are hard for her because they often(all) require enormous personal risk.
I'm an intuitive, emotionally attached, judgemental social butterfly. My clients love me and I love to make them love me *especially* when they are complete jackasses. I love my colleagues and coworkers - I'm willing to walk 60km with some of them, and drive down to JERSEY with others. 9 hrs. I love these ladies.
Anyway, I love my job. Working from home is an evolving challenge but nothing I can't cop to and when things are stressful to the point of distraction - you know the kind of stress I'm talking. I call it bumblebee stress the niggling constant concern that keeps you from staying in a straight thought line...so you bounce from task to task until finally you say, "Fuck It"
And that's when working from home has it's very priceless privileges.
15 minutes later, I'm centred, and able again. This is a nice feature in an imperfect world.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Until I can really process the news I'm not sure I can write about it without using the term "Cockshow" and while soapbox ranting is unendingly satisfying I'm not sure I could do it effectively right now. Effective soapbox ranting isn't born out of insecurity and ignorance. I'm sure tomorrow will bring some answers.
Also, I just reread the last two blog posts and now I wonder if I'm actually illiterate. You'd think I could finish a complete thought at this stage of life. I appreciate everyone taking the mental energy to fill in the blanks of my sentences.
Can you tell I've fallen down on the writing every day? It's amazing how fast using cute baby pictures to fill the void of literacy can become a crutch.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
We enjoyed the train experience and it was great. Not much knitting with a 2 year old but certainly a lot more fun that being stuck in a car for 4 hours.
We went to the Perth Fall Fair.
Fenner's butt got a hearty dose of fall sunshine and we had one of the best long weekends I can remember. Steve and Debbie always take amazing care of us and this past weekend was no exception.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Bonnie from Twist Collective. This pattern is inspired. By the time I knit the sleeves the cable patterns were mine. I started it on January 1, 2009. I'm very proud of this finished object - it fits, it's warm and LOOK AT THOSE (**&^% CABLES.
Not too closely though there are 3 mistakes on the sleeve that I decided to embrace though I appreciate other more detail oriented knitters gently bringing back from the desert of my denial. You know who you are - will we ever see you again?
She's been expressing herself through a variety of art projects. This is a Friday night at home with Dad. It looks like a good time.