Thanks for waiting...
So what does a Part-Time Hybrid Mother actually do on a six month sabbatical? Believe me, I ask myself this question to.
To begin, I...
- Surgically fixed an umbilical hernia and diastasis, I did not personally fix it but I had a great surgeon do it- wow, it is nice to have core muscles connecting again and my intestines in their place at all times
- We moved the 'family bed' out of the master bedroom, and back in and back out AGAIN
- I made arrangements for a vasectomy and gave away our nursery furniture, despite the umbilical cord (figuratively speaking) still being attached to those pieces of furniture
- I knitted a lot- updates on Ravelry soon
- I listened patiently to a lot of inner dialog, had long discussions with my ego and tried to put it in it's place, with the help of a Kiisimaa consultant
- I relished in the joy of giving Cassidy and CJ space to find their own unique passions when it comes to winter sports, for CJ it seems one passion is snowboarding and for Cassidy a good ol' snowball fight seems to be here calling right now (fuzzy heart sweater details on Ravelry)
- I fell in love with this soy candle in the Tobacco scent, who knew Tobacco could smell so good
- I skied more than three runs consecutively for the first time in 6 years and it was thrilling to be back in the bindings
- I kept track of an American Girl whom changed her name every week for the past 12 weeks
- I overcame a reluctance to sew with the nicest fabric I know of - Kokka Double Layer Gauze and then went a little crazy with it sewing like a mad woman just for myself this time around
- Thanks to an Alcat Food Intolerance Test I was made aware of my intolerance to gluten and refined sugar and a few other odd things and have changed my diet and no longer have headaches or foggy head (I had been calling it mommy brain but it wasn't!)
- I improved my skateboard skills, perfected my jump shot and fine tuned my ability to catch fly balls
- We trekked to Santa Barbara again and truly enjoyed camping this time every last bit of it, loads of laundry and all
- I savored sweet, so sweet moments such as CJ schlepping his Boogie Board up and down several flights of stairs by himself at El Capitan Beach, despite the board being twice his size- his tenacity runs deep
- I awaited patiently this gorgeous Loulouthi fabric (above) from Anna Maria Horner and thought about how I could do it justice - shall it be a tunic or a quilt, or both perhaps? I would probably cover my walls with this large floral print (it's called Totem) if I had the nerve to go so feminine- it is just stunning
- I thought a lot about this funny space called blogging, thought of new semi-handmade ideas to share with you, missed my blogging friends and readers and made great plans for this space right here - so here it goes..... I'm back