.What a busy month this has been. Things are picking up at work and it has been pretty busy (tho’ my supervisor tells me it’s not that busy – I’ve seen the numbers and it has picked up, but yes it will get much busier :P). This week will be the busiest of the month and will only get busier as the summer comes. My weekends this month have been busy with church projects for service. I went to the Temple the first Saturday of this month (it’s a 2 1/2 to 3 hr drive), cleaned the chapel the next Saturday and yesterday our Relief Society did a service project and made baby blankets for the neonatal preemie unit at our local hospital and made thank you and birthday cards for the local meals on wheels program. Always feels good to do service, but makes the weekends go by way too fast :P. Next Saturday I have a dear friend that is coming to town to visit me and to see her daughter graduate from high school, that does not seem possible – only yesterday her daughter was this little girl getting ready for kindergarten.
There are some people who ride the bus in the mornings that have varying degrees of Down’s syndrome. They are going to their day hab programs or to the places that hire them to work a few hrs a day. I notice that when other people get on the bus they usually sit farther back. I don’t, I sit up front closer to them – I enjoy their playful light hearted chatter with each other and their friendliness. They always have a smile and a hello and it’s a refreshing distraction before the stressful duties of my job. I feel like they are the closest I will get to angels here on earth.
I continue to work on the comfort shawl, but have not had the time to work on it as much as I would like to, I was hoping to be done with it by now, but am just a little bit over 1/2 done. I’ll give my self another couple of weeks before I start fussing at myself. I do knit a few rows on the bus ride home and when I’m not to busy to take my lunch break, I knit then too, but that really is not nearly enough time to be spending on it. I’d really like to be spinning on that cria alpaca, however I can’t justify my spinning until I get closer to finished with the shawl. I’ll update my progress on the shawl next week, maybe setting a deadline will make me find the time to work on it. sigh.