Tuesday, March 25, 2014

March's End Glimpses

The hours and days fly by but I have been seeking out at least twenty minutes a day to do something entirely to recharge, preferably knitting, which soothes me by its rhythm and creative productivity.  Sometimes I work it in during the girls' afternoon rest time but not always, since I have been trying to use some of that time to get extra time alone with Lyddie, so today I was glad I squeezed it in early before the girls all woke up in the morning.  I got a few more rows done on Rosie's Plain Tunic.  I am concerned that I will run out of yarn even though I have the amount called for in the pattern, so I just ordered another skein and hopefully it will come in the mail soon!  It is knit with DK weight yarn but held double stranded so it is thick and squashy and I think it seems big, so that it will fit her next fall really nicely, if not before. 

Although I took a picture of The Last Sin Eater as my current read, I really have to qualify it.  Does it count as "reading" if you read half a page every few days because you just don't really care what happens next?  I think it's time to put it away; this is my second time to try to pick it up over the past few years and even though I'm a good ways into the book this time, I am just totally not into it which I realized tonight as I had to hunt through the house to find it for the photo.  When I'm in the middle of a really good book I never have to look hard or far for it, since it's always nearby, so that was a good indication to me that I should pick back up on the next Little House book, Plum Creek.  

Yesterday, on the way to Kids Club, I got a flat tire about a mile from home.  I got back to our house since it wasn't totally flat yet, and Jesse took it in to Les Schwab this morning.  Of course, he couldn't get the spare tire out of the back, and maybe had the wrong tool, so while I was stranded, bless my friend Neena, she ran to pick it up and bring it to me this morning so that I could put it back on (all by myself. Although my dad taught me how to change a tire in high school, I have never needed the skill and required a refresher course from Jesse at 7:45 this morning).  Thank God for friends and for the fact it was just an easy repair and not a replacement and for the chance to have coffee together and catch up for a few minutes when she came by!  

That's about all the news I have to share tonight, along with the precious pictures of all the little princesses getting play and cuddle time with Daddy.  Time for a little bowl of ice cream before falling into bed!


  1. I had a flat tire once out in the middle of nowhere. Luckily strangers at a house (yes!) helped me switch the tire and I drove 5 miles to a garage that fixed the tire. Glad you were close to home :)

  2. I love the rhythm of knitting - it soothes my soul. I'm glad your tire didn't need to be replaced. We seem to have gone through our share of tires on everyone's cars this past winter.

  3. Anonymous7:53 AM

    I like Francine Rivers, but, you're right, when you're just not into the book, you've got to put it down. Have you tried "Redeeming Love" or "A Voice in the Wind"?

  4. I'm sorry you aren't enjoying The Last Sin Eater...I actually loved it! Francine Rivers is one of my favorite authors. Redeeming Love and A Voice in the Wind, as mentioned by another commenter, are excellent.

  5. I have to agree with you, I've enjoyed Francine's stuff before but I really had a hard time getting into Sin Eater. I eventually abandoned it, too.

  6. Sarah, it's been so long since I've had time to visit and read blogs and am glad to have found some time this morning. What a bunch of fun your girls are having...so sweet is that daddy time! Our economy car (an old Ford escort) has a flat; thankfully, it happened in the driveway and not while I was out with my kids. We have AAA which we've used so many times I can't keep track! Such a blessing since we live so far out of town (half an hour). So glad it all worked out with the coffee and catching up. How sweet of the Lord to bless you in the midst of what could've been a truly difficult circumstance! We once saw the movie that was based on that book and found it to be a curious story, but it was a long time ago. I never read the book itself. I say go to Plum Creek! :) Blessings, ~Lisa