photos of clocks made by first graders at Casey Elementary
At the beginning of this spring break, here are a few thoughts and wishes regarding time, and how I want to spend it:
- I wish I had enough time to spend more time observing in schools because when I make time, I am transformed. This week will be a small break from this-- oh-- except going up to help re-plant the garden in the courtyard-- oh-- and except spending some time making progress on plans for a family arts festival--oh-- and except any blog posts that may result from any of the above activities.
- I've been spending a lot of time on knitting websites, blogs, and on Ravelry looking at various shawls and wraps because I want to knit something like this for someone special. So far, I haven't found the perfect pattern, so I will probably need to design my own. Sometimes searching the web for ideas can feel like a waste of time or a goose chase, but I remind myself that I'm doing research, getting inspiration, and developing my own ideas.
- Because I've been spending time on knitting sites, I also have several other projects in mind. Oh, no. There is not enough time for them all!
- I still have my sewing machine and quilting supplies out on the dining room table. They have been there since the new year began. I walk by them, clean up the stuff around them, and wonder when I will get back to sewing and quilting. Soon. This week? I hope sew. Especially since I bought two inspiring and beautiful books (this and this) with inspiring and beautiful projects that even I can attempt.
- I have a reading list. I'm finishing up one book on my own, reading another with my daughter, and waiting for Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson to arrive.
- I have a list of things to do with the family around Jackson like visit the Mississippi Museum of Art to see the Raoul Dufy exhibit, take a trip to Rocky Springs on the Natchez Trace to play outside, visit the Petrified Forest, see the new penguin exhibit at the zoo, and go to Sal and Mookie's pizza place. I think we'll stay busy.
- I also have that other list-- the dreaded list-- of things I need to do that always fall by the wayside during normal times. I need to gather the tax documents to send to the accountant, clean out a few cabinets and drawers, try to get my office under control, etc. And, there is also the yard-- the leaves, the pruning, the gutters.