Thursday, November 18, 2010

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Well, did it work? I have been gone for, oh, two whole months now… And was scantily present prior to that. Let me explain.

In June, after being unemployed for 7 glorious months, I went back to work. It was a welcome change from my non-routine of lunching with friends, knitting, and sewing, but took me quite a long time to get back into the swing of things. I had quickly forgotten what it was like to manage a 7:30 – 5:00 work schedule, have a husband, sew, and try to maintain some kind of contact with friends and family. Notice there was no mention of house cleaning or cooking in that last statement, so imagine how many things have fallen by the wayside in our house! Knitting – why, yes, - I still made time for knitting.

Then came July… and August… I recently looked at some past posts in my Ravelry group and laughed as I had declared around on August 21st that my sewing mojo had returned and RoseKnits shop updates would once again be a regular occurrence. During this time, we had many visits from the good state of Detroit and in September, my sweet baby sister, Rita, paid us a visit and we were off to Springfield for a weekend family gathering.

The story goes uphill from this point with a little downhill swing :-) The uphill part. John and I found out on our way to Springfield that we will be welcoming Baby Saltsman #1 into our little two person family + one dog family next May! The downhill part. For the past 10 weeks I have done nothing but come to work, go home, eat, and go to sleep. Seriously. My weekends – spent primarily on the couch. Please do not ask me to do anything because the fatigue was nothing like anything I have ever before experienced!

As we jog into 13 weeks of pregnancy and the beginning of our 2nd trimester, I really do feel like a less tired person. I have started sewing again. Knitting again. And staying up past 8:00 p.m. I even mopped the floor last weekend! So, here’s to my return, regular shop updates, and renewed energy… At least for the next 13 weeks.

I will post pics this weekend of the home improvement projects that have been going on – thanks to John, not me. Unless choosing the paint colors count.