How many times do I spend my days wishing the time away – wishing it was 5 o’clock, wishing today was Friday, wishing it was spring or summer or autumn? Is it human nature to do that – to look forward to what we know is ahead and we perceive to be better than what we are doing today, right now? Today I am looking ahead and looking forward to several things – again, wishing today away.
Tomorrow night, the Boy will be celebrating his 17th birthday by having 7 of his friends over to have a draft for Magic the Gathering. His main gift from us is a new box of cards, chosen by him for this draft. I don’t pretend to understand what any of this means, other than a home full of hungry teenage boys. We are ordering pizza. Lots of pizza. And A1 will be making a double batch of Tollhouse bars. A1 is a fabulous baker and we have pretty much turned all of the baking in the house over to her. Then all of these boys will be spending the night. Where and how they are all going to fit into the Boy’s room, I have no idea. Nor do I really care. They are 17. They can figure it out. They will then be getting up bright and early (ha!) and heading off to Record Store Day. I hear there are some special records being released that are ‘must haves’ in the Boy’s world.
While the testosterone festival is leaving the building, A1 has a swim meet. It will be her third one this week. As a freshman, she is on the high school team for the first time and is still getting used to it. But I have to say that her swimming has progressed beautifully and she looks amazingly poised and confident at the meets. Her birthday is Monday and she has asked for it to be mostly ignored. She does want a hair straightener. Ok. I can do that. After that, there is a high school band performance on Wednesday. Both the Boy and A1 will participate in that. Their high school band is a joy to watch, so I am looking forward to everything about that except sitting on the bleachers.
In spite of having two birthday’s in the upcoming week, the one thing I am so much looking forward to is Yarn School. Yarn School. Friends, booze, spinning, knitting, dyeing, booze… How can I possibly wait! I leave in one week and drive for a couple hours to check in to an old high school building in a field in the middle of nowhere until Sunday night. There is something about this annual trek (this is my 3rd year) that makes me so happy in such unexplainable ways. There are so many things about it to not recommend it and yet, I keep putting my money down and keep going. I am pretty sure there will be an upcoming post titles Yarn School. Keep your eyes open for that!
Today’s drawing is String # 024 – Oh! I like this one! Link to the string page: http://tanglepatterns.com/2012/10/tanglepatterns-string-024.html