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!


Katie said...

Welcome back! You were missed! Happy spring to you, too.

Kelly said...

Good to see you back Liz! Wanna fine my sweater while your at it?? ugggghhh I just want that sleeve done.

Kelly said...

forgot to add, I didn't know there was a new hampshire sheep and wool ummmm not tooo far away, maybe next year.

Sara said...

Nice to see you back! :) I'm glad you had such a wonderful vacation and got to escape some of the spring snow in Maine!

I do hope you find many moments in each day to enjoy. Sometimes it is hard to let go and move forward - I hope you can find success with that journey!

I cannot wait to see what you buy at NHS&W!

Sarah Jane said...

Welcome back! I've missed your updates. I hope you're doing well and will keep us updated on what's going on in your life.