It does seem like deja vu all over again. Or Groundhog Day. Or any of those movies where we are trapped and have to repeat endlessly. This was so avoidable. It is especially frustrating to be sliding backwards when we were so hopeful in the earlier part of this year. If you are able to be, but not vaccinated, you are the problem.
|1) A quick snap of the flower on this coleos||2) I snapped this while putting away yarn from Indie Untangled. I plan to investigate this.|
|PHOTOS OF LAST WEEK||3) Maiori Cowl (currently looking for test knitters) on dress form.|
|4) Mendocino in Turin from Apple Oak Fibre Studio and some linen to make a dress or pants.|
|7) All set up for the olive oil tasting.||6) Piles of samples knit by sample knitters (prep for a class)||5) August 16 Color of the Day post.|
All Over, Again!
I am both frustrated and angry, but I need to not dwell there because I need my life to be the best it can be every day. I am focusing on my knitting, doing big things, creating classes, and working with lovely people. We have a nice routine, and I’m going to suggest that we set the alarm for 7 am instead of 6:45 weekdays. Mitch is retired, and although we have things to do, I’d rather wake up before the alarm instead of to it.
We both (or one of us) sometimes wake up before the alarm starts, but we often need that help in the morning. I usually plan my day, or work over things I am writing or creating if I wake up early. We have a lovely clock radio that starts at very low volume and gradually increases, and the light on the clock does the same thing. I have a routine for each day of the week, and as one week ends, the routine starts all over again.
On vacation I love being able to drift through my day at a different pace, but I like my days as they are. Each is slightly different. When it is too gray and dreary, or too hot to be outside, we have taken to watching documentaries on Saturday afternoon. This gives me a couple extra hours of knitting in my week, and we learn stuff. I favor murder, art, and fringe religions, but we watch a wide variety of things.
It has been a delight to be able to do dinner parties, and to go out to hear music in small clubs, and to restaurants. I less enjoy having to put on a mask for those who will not do their part.
Hoping to Get Out of Town
We have three trips planned. I am looking at you anti-vaxxers for anything that doesn’t let those trips happen and I will be blaming you.
When we made reservations in New York we chose to get a suite with a small kitchen in case we couldn’t eat out as much as we normally would. Seems like that was a good plan. We are getting tickets to things as they are available, and we will be wearing masks all over as needed, but this trip was supposed to be a bit of a reward.
The next trip is because I felt we should just do something out-of-the ordinary. We already have tickets to music, museums, and I really, really, hope we will be able to do this one.
The last trip planned is a “go someplace warm after the holidays” trip. We missed the past couple of years, and winters are so dreary that doing this is very therapeutic. Again, we are changing it up a bit just because we are so tired of deja vu all over again.
Over All, I’m So Over It!
So we go back to masks, less time out in the world, and keeping ourselves as well occupied as is possible. I am delighting at having an Intern who is freeing up time for me! Even though I have to give time to her, I think it is getting rid of some stuff that is just to rote for me, but all new to her. Jamie and I had a chat today with my virtual assistant, Holly Chayes. I am delighted to say that three heads are definitely better than one: in 30 minutes we got multiple things solved or moved ahead and had a good time.