I’m sitting on my bed, listening to chainsaws, and thinking. Thinking tends to hurt my head, so I try to limit it! Ha!
I’m sitting on my bed because it’s hot outside. And it’s humid. The only place more humid than Minnesota yesterday was the Amazon (as in jungle, not online buying mecca). And it’s supposed to be the same today. Fortunately, this weather is the exception to the rule, and it’s supposed to go away in a few days. And my bedroom has a ceiling fan. Oh, and I’m working on a test knit. More about that when I have permission.
I’m listening to chainsaws because of the weather too. We had a big storm come through on Sunday night and this was the result.
This is the shed that houses the equipment for the pool. The shed itself is really old. Our house is 48 years old and we think it was an old farm shed that was here before the house. Why it didn’t totally smash, we don’t know. See those white pipes at the bottom? That’s how the water gets from the pool to the pump and filter. Two of them broke and dumped a bunch of water from the pool before the storm was over and I could get out there to shut things off. (Of course My Hero had to be gone that night!) If the last pipe breaks, the entire contents of our pool will be in ours and the neighbors back yards. Anyway, the tree is being removed right now.
And now for what I’m thinking about as I sit on my bed, knitting away. This quote was the facebook status of a friend from high school a few weeks ago. I’ve had it on the desktop of my computer and I’ve been thinking about it a lot.
Most rewards of significance are not gained without effort. Some things won’t be yours unless you go after them. Whatever you value, pursue it. If it is worthwhile, be intentional, apply yourself and work for it. Mark Beeson
I’ve been thinking about this as it applies to a couple of areas of my life, but most notably my job as a parent. It’s never easy. In a year, we’ll have a daughter graduating from college and joining the work force. We’ll be packing another daughter up and
deserting bringing her to college, and we’ll have survived yet another year of a daughter in junior high (I hope!). And the boys, let’s just pray they maintain their usual equilibrium.
A few years ago when I was having a battle with The Genius, I told her I wanted two things for my children.
- Love God with your whole being. Make a difference!
- Find something you’re passionate about and do your best at it.
That’s my definition of success for my children. So, My Hero and I are going to continue to be intentional in what we do. It’s pretty scary when you think that you only have one shot with your kids. There are no do overs.
So…next post, it’s back to my usual crazy self. I have a quilt on the longarm that I’ll be able to show you. I’m knitting a curtain. (Yes, I’m aware that I’m crazy. Thank you for pointing that out.) And I have a Camp Loopy project to start. This month it’s socks or mittens with cables. I even dyed the yarn for it myself.
And now, it’s back to my thinking…and trying to stay cool.