This week I've managed to grasp little moments to myself. It's been very difficult since Otto came to join our family, to find any time. I hope when he gets older, I will be able to leave him for a few hours, pop down to my studio and immerse myself in the colour and creativity. My own little bubble at the bottom of the garden.
I took him down there today...you can image the chaos! He was soon evicted out into the garden after he tried to eat my yarn and then my slippers. He ran up and down the garden, getting into all sorts of trouble, then he would trot down to the studio, and bark at me through the window. There is one good thing from all this chaos, I've not laughed so much in years, he does the silliest things.
My crochet blanket is growing...I'm trying to do six squares a day. I need to edge them, I'm not sure if I will use white or grey yet. Probably white as I've plenty left, but then again, I do like a splash of grey.
This week I've felt an almost overwhelming gratitude for my life, and the good things I've got in it. The world is full of heartache and conflicts at the moment. I am grateful that I'm surrounded by love, from my great friends, as well as my family. I am grateful for my home, that I have enough money to pay the bills each week, warm beds to sleep in at night, and food in my cupboard.
I am also very aware of how fluid life is, how things can change, in an instant. I'm grateful for what I have right now, and I certainly don't take it for granted. It's good to have hopes and dreams, but it's also good to look at the here and now. I am very grateful for those little moments of time that I've managed to grab this week, and for my ever growing blanket.
Not sure where all that came from, this post was really just going to be about my blanket.
What are you grateful for today?
Amanda :) xxx