Well, this was the next to last day of my busiest month of the year. It looks like I will go all the way to the wire on my deadlines. I went to work extra early today when it was still dark to get a jump start on everything I need to get done. I have the hardest parts done which makes me feel much better. But I will admit that I am really tired. I was thinking all afternoon that I really wanted to do something artistic after work. After I got dinner made and played with Liesl for a while, I picked up my stitching. It just made me feel so happy. I am so enjoying blackwork. It is so pretty and easy to do.
After I finish the panel of the piece I am working on, I still have another panel to complete. Yet, I am already starting to think about what I want to stitch next. I am toying with the idea of stitching the Hummingbird Afghan. I bought the afghan several years ago, so I am ready to go. I have so many other wonderful patterns though and they all seem to be calling to me right now.
I am totally counting the days to my vacation. I am so excited. I was talking with my friend today who is in the construction business. I usually seek his advice on things that I want to do on my house to get a sense of how difficult and expensive it might be to implement some of my plans. He told me that if I need any help at all while I am on vacation with any projects to please give him a call and he would be happy to help me on his days off. I am glad to know that I can have help or advice if I need it. I watch too much HGTV and they put crazy ideas in my head that I need cork floors and towel warmers. (which, of course I totally want!) It would be so nice to have a toasty towel after a bath.
I am trying to figure out how to fit all of the fun I want to have into one week. Just being able to sleep until 7:30 am will be a blessing. Even if it rains everyday, I will be happy. It will be a total of nine days of being able to play and rest, spend time with my favorite people, take long walks with Liesl and just not rush. I will admit that it is fun to dream about it all. It will be here way soon and planning it is really fun.