Another week come and gone and another batch of projects gathering dust as I deal with my knitting incompetence. I had to rip out a large section of my beautiful sweater because I had forgotten to measure it partway and made it too long in the body. Great. It would have been more like a dress than a sweater if I'd have kept going. I almost did. In the end, I figured I wanted a sweater, so a sweater is what I'll make. Heartbreaking to tear out all those hours though. Probably unravelled half my work. Oh well. C'est la vie.
I might need to take a break and start a summer dress for J. I've been itching to do one in this pretty blue checkered print I bought last year. That and S is about ripe for a little mini-messenger bag of her own. (What almost-two year old doesn't love bags?)
Anyhow. It's popsicle season. Oh yes siree. We've made several batches already. Love having fresh fruit on hand! Also finished little gifts for M's teachers. Personalized peg people! The kids love them. Hoping the teachers do too!
I am still struggling to find my groove again since I got pregnant. Our whole schedule has been thrown off since then. It's really disconcerting. Some days are great and I get a ton of work done, the kids manage their chores, their work, their play and food gets on the table when it should. Other days (and I feel like there are a good deal more of these...) it's a struggle for the food alone. Omelettes are great, so are sandwiches and really anything that can be thrown together quickly. Leftovers are my friend.
I hope this isn't a sign of things to come when baby arrives. I mean, I anticipate a period of adjustment where things are rocky. But I really really really hope that I can find my "sea-legs" soon after. I'd say that's the only thing that has me a little anxious about #4. Most mamas I've spoken to with 4 kids or more say that the third was their biggest adjustment. For me, so far, going from 0 to 1 was my biggest adjustment. The rest weren't as bad as I thought they'd be. :) Maybe it helps in some ways to imagine the worst?
I did a bit of school prep work today while D took the kids swimming. Love that man. Don't know where he gets the energy to do things with them. A trip to the grocery store and I'm bushed. Anyhow, I'm trying to get as much done as I can when I have any energy. O second trimester, don't fail me now!