Hi! It’s been a little while.
So what have we been up to?
I am currently crocheting a bedspread (toddler size). I offered to do a giveaway on Facebook for a friend out of my shop: AbsorbednArt. Anyways, this is the biggest blanket I’ve done so far and I am following a simple granny square pattern. BUT she needs it to be a rectangle so, I’m kinda doing my own thing when it comes to that. My wrists have been killing me! I have carpal tunnel, but it’s only bad when I knit or crochet a lot…mostly crochet. SO, that means no more orders before Christmas. I’ve been taking B6 and wearing my wrist brace things, not much else I can do.
On to school. Some of you might know that after 9 years of being out of college I was headed back this Spring. Yeah, I said was. If you know me at all you know all I’ve ever wanted to do is be a SAHM. That’s my dream. My job right now is just a temporary job that ends in January of 2013. And, *Bumbumbaaaa!!!! we are finally ready to do our homestudy!* We have it scheduled for the 28th. Yes, that is a week away!!! Yes, this is Thanksgiving weekend. Yes, my house is super messy!
But I’m off work that day and that is THE day. I’m so nervous. Is she going to look in every drawer, closet, pantry? I’ve never had my house scrutinized that way. I’m just happy it is scheduled and pray it doesn’t get “re-scheduled” like it already has twice! Oh yes, I have been warned that this journey requires lots of patience. Patience is something I should be really good at right now. I’ve had lots of practice with that… well, with waiting…and waiting…and waiting. God’s timing…right? Just pray for us.
So, back to school. I really don’t know what was going on in my thought process. But it isn’t the right time. Yes, I believe getting a degree is important. Is it the most important thing in my life right now? No. Will it ever be? Probably not. Is it a goal of mine? Sure. But again…I JUST WANT TO BE A MOM! Haha. A Godly wife and stay at home mother. That’s what I dream of. I sooo look forward to cloth diapering, making baby food, cleaning up sticky fingerprints from my stainless appliances (yeah I know), bathtime and bubbles, snuggling down with a book, swinging in the back yard, and homeschooling my tots! Yes, I know my ideals are not “mainstream” but we aren’t “mainstream” type people. I also know my life will be kinda hard to relate to. I’m okay with that. I know we will probably get looks, and rude comments. I know you can’t really prepare for that either. All that matters is I love God. I love my husband. I love my church family. I love these little souls that will be in-trusted to me…sometimes for years, but other times maybe just for days. I’m gonna squeeze them so hard and kiss them so much and fill their cup up with so much love it will run over! Makes me think of this song by one of my favorite bands:
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
As for school. Who knows? I only lack one or two classes for an associates. They can’t take away my credits once I have them transferred over. Then maybe when my babies are grown and I’m bored, I can go to school and work as much as I want. Oh wait, then comes grandkids! 🙂
I just had to share this picture with you. I couldn’t resist buying these baby mittens at my favorite local yarn shop! They are made of Alpaca and were only $6. They also were hand knit in Peru. The money supports the local women there who knit them.
Aren’t they precious? I wasn’t sure if they would have them in next year, around this time, so I grabbed them up. Plus it could just be a few more months before we get little ones, and everyone knows February is Alabama’s coldest month! If you are interested in ordering some you can go to their facebook page and contact them. It’s Yarns by HPF. (Home Place Farm)