I’ve been back from Japan for just over a week. It was a wonderful trip, full of inspiration, new experiences and interesting things (and of course the food was utterly fabulous!). I’m sure I’ll go back….the door has been opened!
Now everyday life has resumed. I fought a bit last week with jet-lag, which resulted in a horrible three day migraine. Maybe going straight back to work was a little optimistic….
Even though I haven’t been blogging much, I have been doing things. There’s been a fair bit of knitting going on here and today I knuckled down and basted the Fireworks quilt top. I really hate basting, but at least I could combine it with a marathon watching the Winter Olympics session. This quilt top has been a very long time in the making. The big individual blocks took ages to make, but now that it’s done I’m really happy with it. It is pretty much single bed size.
I have no idea yet how I’m going to quilt this baby. I’m tending towards very simple quilting in the ditch. I want it to be soft and cuddly and too much quilting turns a quilt to cardboard in my experience. The jury is still out though, so if you have a good idea, please do let me know.
It’s incredibly mild weather here at the moment for the time of year, so I also braved the woods and went for a run this afternoon. I know it was good for me, but boy it was really hard work. I can’t believe how much fitness I seem to have lost through being a slob for the last few months. I need to do something about that….lose some weight and get my act together to train regularly. I KNOW I feel so much better when I do. I don’t want to turn into fat, frumpy and fifty ;-(
So things are getting back to normal. There are a few ups and downs with the children, but I’m learning to take the downs with equanimity. Nobody is dying and teenagers need to learn to take responsibility for their
stupidity actions. It has taken me a lot of years and a lot of angst to get to this point. I’m learning to let go and to accept that I can’t make everything right. Sometimes things just don’t turn out how I would like them to, but that’s life. I’ll do the things I can actually do, make the changes I can influence, but a lot of the time things are out of my hands. They just are.
Have a good week out there in the ether and hopefully I will be back before too long,