So much for "full steam ahead." EVERYthing takes longer when you have a family – and property – under normal operating conditions. Add in various "monkey wrenches," like septic system failures and a 10-year-old with a raging case of poison oak, and good intentions and to-do lists fall by the wayside. Plus we are getting everything ready for a six-day horse-camping trip. Things here at home have to be taken care of; things that will be going need to be planned for and packed.
With all of the above and needing to finish my friend's going-away gift shawl, I nearly threw in the towel on le Tour de Fleece. Instead, I dropped some of my expectations, grabbed some handy fiber for a spindle, picked up where I left off months ago on my miniSpinner, and managed to get some spinning done for all my teams last night. Ah, it felt good. That's why I accept challenges like the TdF; it gets me back to doing things I really love to do, so often crowded out by the daily grind.
That's it for now from . . .