Monday, June 23, 2008

Mental

Today is a prime candidate for a mental health day. I could putz around in the gardens, read, finish my first ever mitten, bake, snuggle with the dogs, watch syndicated TV... It's a little muggy out, in the mid-60's. It would be a great day to not be at work, except that today is my day to cover the evening, and there really isn't a real reason for not being there. I do have some work ethic. After a few furious days of visiting with an old friend, I spent a day and a half at a retreat for the ministerial search committee I am on, and then met again Sunday morning, attended church, then came home to spend time with Lars. I was feeling overwhelmed. My chest was tight and my heart was pounding. I finally told Lars how I was feeling, which made me feel a bit better but today I feel calmer and remind myself that my task on the committee is intense now, but will be over in a few months before my next assigned job begins. It also isn't rocket science.

Yesterday I went to A.C. Moore to get some yarn for a new project. I'm going to make a soft toy penguin. I worked on it a bit yesterday, but the needles are so small and it was getting a little frustrating. I decided to move on to my mittens and go back to it later. I bought a copy of Living Crafts. What a great magazine. It's got a little bit of everything in it. I'm going to advocate for my library to add it to our collection in the next round of periodical ordering. It's lovely.



Some images from my past week:


Lars and I by the lake.


My friend Shannon.


First bouquet of the year.


The lasagna garden is very happy, including the pumpkin plant which obviously came from the compost.



My June mitten.

3 comments:

White Hot Magik said...

Right now I am jealous of all that green. ; ) My garden is going but now where near as lovely.

thotlady said...

I came over from white hot magik. I love the bag you made her. It looks like you have a good start on your mittens.

I am finishing up a sweater I am knitting. Just the neck to knit and then I sew up the sides and I will be finished. I started it in March, so I will be glad to finish.

Your garden looks wonderful.

Hyperher said...

Nora: I had forgotten how nice June was in Maine. Everything is lush and leafy. We'll see what July will bring.

Thotlady: I can send you the pattern of the bag if you like. I've altered and adjusted it to my liking. Let me know! Isn't knitting great?