I’ll be honest with you… I haven’t been super busy. Well, I mean, I have been but not in ways that would have stopped me from blogging. I have been superstressed. I have ADHD, I’m distracted by stressful things. Let me explain…
Part of the stress revolves around my son, BC. He is just short of 4 years. He won’t go to Kindergarten until 2008. Last year, we put him in a 2-half-days mom’s day out program so I could get some work done. It took us over 3 weeks to get him to the point where he didn’t cry the entire time he was there. And I was only leaving him there for an hour max at the time, and I was sitting out in the hallway. Then he got sick and we had to start over from scratch. Then he got sick again… repeat ad nauseum. He wasn’t happy at school until the last couple of weeks before summer.
Fast forward to this year… he was unhappy again so we started from scratch. Then he got sick, and started again from scratch. Then he had an ear infection… start again from scratch. Our relationship was deteriorating because I resented not getting that time I expected, and he felt a lot of pressure to go to school but just wasn’t ready. Short story made long… MC and I decided to let him opt out of the program this year. BC was very sad when we told his teacher we were taking him out, but then he was fancy free happy. All that stress was suddenly gone and he was a playful, loving 3yo again. I don’t mind having him with me as long as I don’t expect to have my own time. Expectations are killer when dealing with children.
Caveat: I know this wouldn’t work for all parents but it was the right thing for us. My MIL has already voiced her disapproval emphatically.
Back to crafting!
I finished the socks. I loved them, they were cute and comfy. But so not me. I gifted them to a friend. And she gifted me with some wool yarn that she inherited from someone else. Ah karma!
I also worked on this…. it sort of looks like an orange and green Spaghetti Monster but it’s not. Here is a hint.
There! Are you happy Sandra? 😉
BTW, my mother is visiting. Guess how many times she has brought up my older sister in order to one up me? I won’t castigate her too much, she is helping me rewind about a thousand balls of yarn. And that ain’t exactly nothing.
Also, MC went to an ENT. He had a sleep study earlier this year that indicated he has severe problems with apnea (thanks, I knew that already… the snoring from the other side of the house often disturbs me). The ENT says he has a massively deviated septum (read surgery), and will probably still need a CPAP post-surgery. He was tested for allergies today and, apparently, MC is allergic to the ENTIRE continental US (maybe the entire world). And he can’t take most antihistamines.