Through the Back Loop

Adventures in knitting, fiber arts, and family.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

I Give, I Give

At the start of the school year, we were faced with the challenge of being a family while living 3 hours apart during the week. No problem, I thought to myself. I'm a strong German-Russian woman (German-Russian women are known for their fiestiness, I think it's a proven fact. If you don't believe me, I'll get cranky and verbally beat you into submission) I can handle this challenge. I grew up in a single parent home, and if my mother could do it, I surely could.

I give. It's hard. It's January and the house has been cleaned twice since September (and neither of these cleanings was around a holiday), the laundry is only barely caught up, and I awake every morning to look foggy-brained at my list of things to do. Things to do AFTER WORK, of course. I plop my body into bed at midnight and fight for six hours of sleep only to do it again.


My hat's off to you women who live this life for years and years. I don't have the energy to get through the week, and I'm counting the days until summer vacation when there are two adults in the house again. Maybe I can take a nap!

So, with all that has been going on, the blog has sat in the corner waiting for my attention. I'm doing my best!

Most days I sit and think about the things that I hate most. This

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My husband leaving on Sunday afternoons to go back to work for the week.

And this:
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It looks like our cat doesn't like it much, either.

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Knitting News

I'm working on the first pair of socks that I have ever made for myself. Oh, joy! I love them!

I have figured out what I'm going to make for the 2006 Knitting Olympics
I'm going to kool-aid dye some wool, design and knit a pair of mittens for my daughter. And now guilt is also overcoming me and I'm thinking of adding a pair of mittens and a hat for Max, who grows bigger everyday without the handmade knitting that he deserves!


  • At 9:18 AM , Blogger tonni said...

    I feel your pain in being separated due to work from your husband. My husband will be away from home for 5 months, 8 hours away! I only get to see him about once every 3-4 weeks... thank goodness you do have every weekend! Don't worry about the house... there are more important things than having a clean house. You do what you can do and don't let the little things like housework bother you so you can maintain your sanity!

  • At 2:42 PM , Blogger Eva said...

    I'm with you. My significant other is away from home all week. The worst part is that he hates his job, and we can't afford for him to quit. :( At least there are weekends...


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