This morning Rick left the house at 4:30 (long before this sunrise) to take his mother to the airport. I got up to say good-bye and then went back to bed. But I was wide awake and knew that any rest I got from that point on would be fitful, so why waste the precious solitude? It's a rare commodity in a married homeschooling mom's life. So I got up, got dressed and reveled in it, in spite of gritty eyes and sleepy yawns.
After checking emails and blogs, I uncovered Louie II, who has been sitting idle since I took off the last installment of white alpaca (and the last two one-ounce samples I got from Sara). Although I wanted to spin something colorful as a treat, I didn't have knitting plans for any of the candidates. That hasn't stopped me from spinning for the sake of spinning before, but this time it did. So this morning I weighed out another 8 oz. of white alpaca and "cast on." I feel so much better now! Once something is ON the wheel, I can sit down and spin for a few minutes here and there as able, and let the rhythm of the motions calm my spirit. I've needed that lately.
That's it for now at . . .