Saturday, December 18, 2010

surfacing

i'm not so tired this morning, woke early, ate oatmeal, and am thinking about the work week, which was hard work, no creative energy at all. but hannah came home! 
and our building IS being "cleaned" by the "exterminators". how did the week go? wednesday i was ready to quit, to abandon ship, to crawl into a hole and stop up the entry. but thursday was better, friday we managed. wednesday also brought my period, and for this 54 year old woman "working" with 10 e.d. teens in a very noisy and public building that isn't their school...well, it's over. we have school monday and tuesday, skating and lunch out, and a kick back day with a movie. we'll see....
hannah is knitting a thong for a friend for christmas. 
out of bamboo yarn i gave her. 
well. of course!
my hosta pulp is waiting for me to beat it and pull sheets. maybe today? on my table is a large skein of thin linen that i am thinking of warping the little floor loom with. i don't know if i have enough heddles for that, but we'll see. ian called after work and with a working-all-week-in-a-foundry-tired voice told me he liked the book. (yay, usps, it got there in half the predicted time) when i told him to work in it-draw and paint and whatever-his voice lightened, and sounded happy. 

10 comments:

kaite said...

so much woven into this posting - like a very textured rug, some soft, some rough, but all essential to make the rug what it is, something to curl up in and be proud of.
and i just adore hannah's organic bamboo thong - who would have thought? k.

Velma said...

that's exactly how i feel, a worn (not out) rug. thanks, kaite. and the thong, too funny. i suggested she do up more and sell them (she sells wrist warmers) but she said it wasn't much fun to make. can you see them in the weird, thready yarns that were so popular a few years back?

deemallon said...

not to suggest that a knit-thong isn't a thing of beauty and wonder, but it does remind me of a funny site I recently found -- called "Regretsy" -- have you seen it? subtitled "where DIY meets WTF". Their predicted trends for 2011 was a real hoot.

hope you are feeling more rested. you are someone who surely manages A LOT.

Velma said...

love the concept of regretsy. i have some of those things kicking around.

Bonnie K said...

I am so glad that Hannah came home for the holidays. Nourishment for the heart and soul! Love your encouragement and feeding of Ian's creative soul. You are a good mom.

Velma said...

oh, bonnie, i work at it, and believe me it's uphill, even still!

onesmallstitch said...

you are awesome--and no teenager. Hannah looks happy to be home and,at my age,the thong is good for a giggle. And a call from Ian--hope it all helps to sooth the spirit.

aimee said...

YAY! welcome home, hannah!!

kaite said...

i had another chuckle about the thong - a warm thong specially for wearing in the snow.
down here we have always called those flip-flop footwear thongs. only very recently is the term associated with underwear, my gen of men have always worn thongs on weekends! k.

Velma said...

flip flops were thongs here, too. i suppose i can see the similarity.

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