Monday, February 10, 2014

Ravellenic Games Update 2

I'm here, trudging along on my shawl still. Yesterday included a trip to Philadelphia (a 90 minute drive mind you) and I could not get it together to knit. I think I was too tired or something. I sat in the car listlessly staring out the window and every time I shifted to reach for my knitting bag I lost all motivation again.

Today I'm going to try extra hard and knock out (fingers crossed!) my edging. I have 31 of the 71 repeats finished now. That's not a huge amount of progress but if I keep focused today and resist the urge to do chores I can do it. I know, I know, I am a brave warrior, making the laundry and vacuuming wait another day, but I do it for glory. 

In our bout to Philly yesterday, we hit Ikea. I love Ikea. I wish I could take up residence in Ikea. It's my wonderland. While there I got a new floor-lamp so I can actually craft on my couch instead of isolating myself to the only light source in my living room. We also found a kid's round table that I'd been eyeing up online for Evey for tea parties. This is win-win because it also allows me to move all of the crayons, markers, coloring books, glue sticks, and construction paper OUT of my dining room. Leading to a more live-able home environment downstairs. 

From Ikea we drove over to an over-priced parking lot to surprise the kids with one of their favorite traditions. We went to the Auto Show! My son has been obsessed with cars for as long as he's been able to grasp a little stuffed steering wheel. He can tell you if that car driving by is a Toyota or a Ford or a Suzuki (That one is courtesy of Brian, and hysterical to hear him try to say). He LOVES seeing all the cars in one place, climbing inside and testing out all of the buttons, steering wheels and seat backs. 

This year was especially fun because he finally has the strength to open and close the car doors himself. We also, and this is completely unrelated, played hide-and-seek throughout the day! The kids got their free swag, which is another game for them while they learn to comfortably speak with strangers in a controlled environment. 

All in all we had a great time. Heading home we encountered some car struggles (the irony is not lost on me) and crawled home where I swear I overheard my poor car sigh with relief. The repairs should be easy enough to make today in the daylight but it was still enough to encourage me to stay in and knit my heart out today. 

Anyone else making progress on their project for the Ravellenic Games? Did you go anywhere fun this weekend?

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