Friday, April 30, 2010

Catching up

Where to begin? It's been over a month since I posted... and I've only posted a handful of times since I moved my blog! It's time to step it up.

We've been busy thinking about big things... the usual... moving, jobs, travel. The first two are things that we need to wait on for a while. All is well here... just some uncertainty plus Iowa still always looming in the background. I've been so stressed out about this stuff for so long and I'm just tired of it. We may not be where we're going to end up but it occurred to me the other day there is really nothing I can do to change a darn thing right now so what the heck is the point of constantly stressing about it? Besides... it's spring! I decided that I'm going to shift my focus away from these things and instead focus on planting pots of pansies with my boys, and just live in the moment and enjoy each day. That's what it's all about anyway, isn't it!?I tend to be too much of a control freak though and want to make things happen instead of just waiting on things. Oh well! After over a year of 'limbo' I should have figured out to chill out by now, don't you think?

As far as travel, we just got back from spending spring break in Florida. We stayed with my in-laws in central Florida. It was an alright trip. We spent one day at the beach which was HEAVENLY. I have to say though that after living near the ocean, going to the beach sort of loses its novelty. Not that we didn't have a great time, but we do the beach quite a lot up here in the summer... we know how to do the beach. We're absolutely a beach family. We've offered on several trips to take our son to Disney or other attractions and he always turns it down because he'd rather be beaching.

I do think next time we'll spend our beach time on the west coast... we'd love to check out several hot spots. We typically go somewhere between Daytona and St. Augustine. We know this area very well. I could see us being snowbirds in St. Augustine or Ormond Beach someday.

Anyway, as far as knitting goes I've been knitting up a storm like usual. I'm almost done with a cardigan but I'm not going to talk about it until it's DONE just because I'd like to actually finish something! I have sock yarn that's on my mind... Regia Kaffe Fassett but I won't let myself start until the sweater is done.

I'm so excited about the New Hampshire Sheep & Wool festival which is next weekend. I had a blast last year, and this year I'm bringing all the guys so it'll be fun.  I get so much inspiration and motivation to knit when I go to these events. I can't wait to see the Foxfire Fiber and Green Mountain Spinnery booths, as well as others! I want to get some Sylvan Spirit from GMS and can't wait to check it out in person to find just the right color. Although I don't want to go with anything too particular in mind (other than a budget) so I can just see what inspires me.

Anyway, hope you're all doing well. I've been keeping up with your blogs even through vacation but haven't been commenting much. Happy Spring!