Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Tales of a mother's life

It feels like forever since I've posted. Life has been a whirlwind!

DD broke her arm over Memorial Day weekend! Here she is with GraMawMaw in her cast and makeshift sling (they didn't have one small enough at the emergency room). Crawling out of her pack-and-play at naptime is not a skill she's mastered, obviously. And being a tough mom is not a skill I've yet mastered, either. My immediate reaction after seeing her bent arm was to bury my face in my hands and turn away in horror. Of course, a second later and I was marching through the house to take her to the hospital. But I'm still a bit aghast at my reaction. I gotta get tougher.

I was able to start the second baby kimono over the weekend. I made good progress in the two hours before DD broke her arm, and I've made good progress now that I'm back on the train.

Which reminds me - I made EXCELLENT progress on MIL's linen handtowel last week while stuck on the train for 3 hours. Yup, I was a mere 1/4 mile from the station when the train stopped, along with all the other commuter trains on the Amtrak line from NY to DC. Happily I had my knitting with me (and plenty of progress to make). The handtowel is now done and waiting to be blocked.

I just can't decide if I want to knit the second towel using the same pattern or if I want to try a different one. Opinions?

And finally, Happy Birthday to me. I'm a whopping 33 and having the time of my life.


Deidre said...

I'm sorry DD broke her arm, but she sure looks cute in the "cast."
Is that your mother? She could pass for your sister! I hope that when the train stopped, you were on your way to work instead of on your way home. And of course,

Heidi said...

Happy birthday, Rae. Turns out ours are only two days apart. (Mine's tomorrow). Your daughter is adorable, and I also thought your mother looks very young! I'm going to check out your baby kimono pattern because I want to start a charity knitting project for orphans in China, and that may be a good one for that.