I thought I'd post *something* to let you know I'm alive and all. As anyone could have guessed, I've been off the blog scene. More specifically I've been off the computer scene, including email - at least the address the blog uses, so I just saw several comments from people asking where I was. Thank you all so much for thinking of me - things are fine really, I'm just trying to slow life down a bit and savor Xavier's babyhood, which is so quickly passing by.
So, we're good. Xavier is sweeter than ever. Oscar is healthy and happy. Hubby is busy. Me, I'm finally done with that long volunteer project (the final report is written and distributed) and so I'm just doing the public grin-and-sell rounds in City meetings - with X in tow. Still trying to focus on getting our house/life organized. Planting lots of beautiful flowers to celebrate Spring. Also doing the unthinkable and planning for a new round of house renovation to commence this August where we will re-incorporate the garden-level apartment into the main house to turn the place back into a one-family building. So in my free time I am browsing catalogs and websites, interviewing contractors, cajoling plumbers, and maniacally typing out Excel spreadsheets.
Knitting has been on hold. I miss it, but I didn't even realize how much I missed it until two days ago when I met up with Cara, Kay, and Lorette in NYC for some yarn shop browsing. I walked into The Point - had never been there before - and suddenly realized how much I missed playing with my sticks. The colors, the smell, the whole relaxing scene came back to me so suddenly that I teared up with emotion and blurted out to Cara "I think I'm going to cry." It took me by surprise, as I'm not exactly the crying type. So I decided to plan for a project (or two) and picked up some Rowan Cashsoft Baby DK to make this:
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