Wednesday, March 18, 2015


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Yesterday was a pretty crappy day. Construction on the house next door starting at 7 am and continuing for the next eight months; a sick rattie who can't see the vet until this afternoon; a brand-new hat, ruined by the sun. All small things that can't be helped, that shouldn't overshadow the things that are big and good - but still do.

Never mind the freshly-completed first draft of a short story that I'm really, really proud of. Never mind the second sleeve of a sweater I started over two years ago, finally finished and drying on my blocking boards. Never mind my graduation ceremony with two of my closest fashion friends on Sunday - a goal that we set together ages ago, that we're getting done in exactly the way we planned.

It's so easy to get caught up in the minutiae of things, to forget the arc of our lives by getting lost in the white noise underneath. So yesterday was crappy; today will be better, if I let it. I have my planner and a good book and the dishwasher is running. I have beautiful buttons for my green sweater and another finished shawl to block. I have patterns to order, and clothes to wash, and everything will be pretty okay.

Happy (or at least less-crappy?) Wednesday.


Kat Riddell said...

I'm sorry that yesterday got bogged down for you. Here's hoping that today you can refocus on the good, and that your sick rattie starts feeling better. Also, congratulations on your upcoming graduation ceremony! That should be a proud day for all of you, and I hope it goes smoothly for you.

Becca said...

Much as little things can bug us, other little things can be huge blessings. And nothing gets my goat quite like noise pollution, especially in the morning! (Wake me at your peril). I do hope your week turns around and the ceremony on Sunday is everything you're wishing for :) x