Hard Work, Munchkins, Yarn, & Twitter. Whew.

I’ve spent the past week working my tail off.  Really, I thought I was working pretty hard before, but apparently not.  Sometimes, it is possible to be working hard at Wheatberry, trying to renovate our house, planting/tending the garden, and trying to sew my daughter’s birthday present before June.  I know, if I were to look back, I would see that May is always crazy.  Thank goodness we decided to take it easy on the farming this year until we get things cleaned up, because seriously, the mess is amazing.  It goes on and on.  Who made – or is making – it all?  I’m not even sure, but we’re digging in deep, trying to make it right.

Meanwhile, asparagus and rhubarb are here at last, which is such a blessing.  Gabriel loves it when Ben plays the drums – we put earplugs in him and he sometimes climbs onto Ben’s foot while he plays the high hats – as you can see, he’s delighted by it all.  The munchkins are both growing so fast and doing so many new things.  Ella is really getting grounded her body – suddenly she can jump rope (and she’s obsessed with it), do string games, and leap from one rock to another.  She’s in love with ancient Egypt and wants to go play excavating.  Gabriel spends a lot of time running around the house in circles, pushing his pink doll stroller.  He loves his dolls, too, and kisses them.  So sweet, it hurts.  He has some baby signs now, and more words every day it seems – woof woof, baby, baa baa, bok bok (a chicken sound).  We found a wonderful new home for our horse, and that is a huge blessing.  A 1,600 pound blessing, in fact.

A few stitches here and there really do make a sweater eventually.  For Yarn Along today – Ella’s Phoebe Sweater is in the home stretch – I just started the hood, which is the last section.  I spent this week listening to Pema Chodron’s The Three Commitments in the car, and I love it so much.  It feels like the best talk I’ve ever heard about how to really work with Buddhist principles in real life – what it’s like to take the vows and be human, so you know you’re going to fall short of your goals every day.  Just wonderful, and so encouraging – it was just what I needed this week!

Blessings to you and yours, friends.  By the way, are you on Twitter?  We’re tweeting now: @WheatberryCafe

3 Responses to “Hard Work, Munchkins, Yarn, & Twitter. Whew.”

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    Hi Adrie,
    Our children’s clothing gets very worn as well – very worn… Each child has a few outfits and pretty much wears them out – even my hand knits sometimes.
    I am in awe of your Phoebe – it is one thing I would like to attempt – we even bought the book – but I am afraid I am not ready for something that involved yet.
    Thinking of you and remember to give yourself rest :)
    Love, Tonya

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    Tonya,
    Thank you dear! Someday you do a Phoebe, I’m sure, just don’t listen to the obsessive knitters out there who call it a “quick” knit, lol.
    Blessings,
    Adrie

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    Tonya,
    Thank you dear! Someday you do a Phoebe, I’m sure, just don’t listen to the obsessive knitters out there who call it a “quick” knit, lol.
    Blessings,
    Adrie


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