it occurs to me now that i might have been a little extra emotional yesterday in anticipation of being apart from my husband, flash, for close to a month starting early this morning. we have been here in south carolina together since the 22nd of december but he left now and i will stay here with the kids throughout january. he is visiting us once during that time, but basically we are apart for a month.
it is not ideal in a lot of ways but it also makes some sense. flash has to travel for work but he tries not to do it too much. if i stay down here for a month he spends most of the time traveling and the kids and i get some nice time with my mom and the added bonus of a month of easier winter weather. it makes sense and it is so nice that we have this option, but it isn’t always easy.
so i think, possibly, a part of my pity party yesterday was just an overflow of anticipation of the time apart. as the day went on i got more and more tense and tender but it took me awhile to say to flash, “i think i am just sad.” go figure.
to cheer myself up i just ordered a few books. i will let you know if any of them are worth sharing. i can’t help it really, books just cheer me up.
in other newsworthy news – both my children fell asleep the other night hugging the dolls i made for them. i never would have thought that would happen. and, it hasn’t happened every night. but still, can i tell you how warm my heart felt?
and can i tell you how BALD the dolls are? i am working on it. i promise. meanwhile, meet oliver and julia…who hit downtown aiken with us the other day:
i’ve got grand plans for the dolls to have wild and beautiful hair like i saw on the dolls made by jen of tumbleberry toys (who has so kindly responded to the questions i sent to her through etsy and given me pointers on how to achieve this hair). i am also loving looking through ravelry for little doll knit patterns so i can dream up new clothes and hats for them. bean loves that oliver gets in his pj’s at night and gets dressed in the morning just like we do! but he wonders why oliver doesn’t have a “mitted hat” (hand knit hat) like we do? so, i cast something on last night (boldly not following a pattern and hoping i can make ollie a simple hat without one).
do any of you have good sources for simple knits and sewing projects for our new friends? i am totally hooked…
ok enough chatter.