Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Thank God for Halloween Candy
The kicker is that this baby is probably going to prefer some little Sponge Bob blanket to this cashmere-blend blanket 'o luxury, anyway. I think I'll knit some hats after this.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
We interrupt this blog for a big thank you.
It's the weekend now and all is better, and I just wanted to say thanks for all the kind comments on my last post. I'm glad you guys liked the pictures, and thanks so much for all the encouragement. I really have had a great time during this pregnancy, and I'm not hurt by the comments I've received about my weight so much as I am flabbergasted that people feel comfortable making such comments! But as my mom and I were saying last night, this is probably just the beginning. Some people will always let their opinions be known, whether it's that you are gaining too much weight during your pregnancy, or that you should just let that baby cry himself to sleep, or that your child should really be toilet-trained by now. Someone will always be there to criticize you.
There are so many reasons that I enjoy having a blog, but one of the biggest is the interaction it allows with other knitters, bloggers, knit-bloggers, and knit-blog-readers. I don't think I've ever encountered a negative comment left on my blog. And whether it's knitting-related or not, it's just wonderful to hear so many supportive voices.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Big and Proud
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Willpower? What willpower?
Come find me!
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Musings of the day
My husband is going to be in charge of the monthly communions at our church next year, and needed to be at church for both services, as well as before and after the services, to see what all "being in charge" entails. As you all know by now, I am a very selfish person. My first reaction was something along the lines of "Well, what am I going to do at church for four hours while you're doing Communion?"
To which Rick wisely responded, "Can't you take your knitting?"
Thus, I was mollified into getting to church at 8am this morning, confident that I could get several rows in on the baby blanket while Rick learned his new duties. Except that once I got to church and started seeing people I hadn't seen for a couple weeks, I quickly forgot my knitting and started working on Communion myself. Tricksy church folks, making Katie forget her knitting!
Normally, I get a little peeved when expected knitting time does not come into fruition. Like most busy knitters, I don't get to knit nearly as often as I want. My knitting time is precious to me. In fact, any "alone" time is precious to me, and I am often not a very social creature at all. But today, I didn't seem to care. Communion started when I got to church, and continued as I took the bread and cup with my fellow church-goers, and as I washed the cups after service. To me, communion is a time of mindfulness, of living fully in the present, aware of my surroundings and my senses. I don't necessarily feel closer to God during this ritual. But today, as I took the bread and cup with everyone else, Communion was different. Perhaps it was because I had a hand in preparing that bread and filling those cups, or perhaps it was because my son, unbeknownst to him, was experiencing this ritual with me. Perhaps it was because my husband served me communion today, and I am so proud of Rick all the time that I get weepy if I even start to talk about it. I felt close to everyone in the pews today, and thus, closer to God.
I'm learning to enjoy rituals of the church, for the different ways they can affect you when you least expect it. Perhaps it just requires a certain willingness to give up your own desires and share your time with others...for a short while, anyway.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Oh the dilemna
Yeah. Real attractive. I guess it worked for all those weekend days spent cleaning out closets, but still. I'll be happier in my maternity jeans in cooler temperatures.
So...in case anyone out there is still interested in the mind-boggling awesomeness that is my life right now, here are the updates:
1. Rick and our friend Adam have completely finished rewiring the house. After only three years, we no longer have to run extension wires all through the house for internet access! Woohoo!
2. The baby's room is completely cleaned out.
3. The baby blanket is about 75% done.
We have soooooo many more projects left to do before January. So many that I probably won't be getting much knitting or blogging done. So wouldn't you know it? My invitation to Ravelry came in. I've been avoiding it for about a week, but I know I won't be able to resist much longer. And then? Then? The only thing that will be able to tear me away from my computer will be the start of labor.