Luckily, I live through each summer to relearn the days of the week in order come September!
In the week since school ended, I cast on and completed a simple cowl knit with incredible, one of a kind yarn and read a book that contains incredible, one of a kind advice:
The FO is the Oats pattern by Tin Can Knits, my go to pattern when I want to show off the beauty of a small amount of yarn (in this instance, 178 yards) using a simple yet elegant pattern. I bought the yarn from Siobhan Crafts this past January and knew as soon as I received it what it would be. This handspun silk and mohair blend is so incredibly soft and light with a gorgeous drape yet warm enough for an event during the holidays.
The book is The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst that I ordered on the same day school ended and had in hand last Friday (go Amazon Prime!). In my most recent podcast, I share my thoughts on the first half of the book, and this morning, I turned the last page.
So many feels!
Over the past week, I've spent a lot of time with my adult daughter. I've lost count of how many times she's said, "Wow, I can't believe your so chill about hanging out with me!" (or words to that effect). During the school year (especially this last one), I get so wrapped up in what needs to be addressed that I neglect who needs to be addressed.
Like my daughter. And my son. And my parents. And my friends.
Connecting with those we love is like soul food.I drew a dark line under those words; I don't want to loose sight of them when I step back in to the classroom. TerKeurst's "Best Yes" includes saying yes to the people you love and no to tasks that won't enrich your life or theirs. I explain in detail in the podcast why I chose this book so I won't go in to it here other than to say if you
- - find it difficult to manage all your commitments
- - don't know how to say no when you know you should and feel guilty when you do
- - say yes based on the perceived opinions of others
- - know you don't see your loved ones enough because of all those committments
- - need a clear, Biblically based strategy to make an informed decision