Friday, August 15, 2014

Summmer time and the living is easy

It is hard to believe that summer is almost over.  Conversations have turned to school shopping and fall knitting.  I have a bit of free time tonight as BigJ and LilJ are both visiting family in NY.  Its been so quiet around the house with LilJ gone for 10 days now.  I am so happy that he is getting a chance to spend some uninterrupted time with his Grandma in NY.  My parents are blessed with living close to LilJ and have spent most of his 5 years seeing him almost daily as they are our daycare.  This September he is starting school full-time.  I wonder if there is such a thing as grandparent's empty nest?

As always, BigJ has been very busy with his tree business this summer. Of course, that is in addition to his "real" job.  He loves to stay busy and I'm just glad he's doing something he loves. 

I have started a new adventure at work, taking on some more leadership responsibilities in some restructuring.  It is always fun to mix it up a bit and flex those organizational muscles!

Summer has been fun for knitting too! In June I went to the Zombie Knitpocalypse, a retreat for knitters over in Rochester, MN.  I had a great time and felt like I had finally found my tribe.  A bundle of yarn also followed me home!  In August, a friend and I took a jaunt down to Chicago-suburbia and explored Stitches Midwest.  That was a crazy escapade of yarn-buying and hanging out with more new friends. 

All in all its been a great summer, enjoying the heat before the big chill which we all know is coming.  At least now I have enough yarn to keep us all warm!