My husband started his new job today. It's a good job but it's a long way from home, so he was up and away long before I got out of bed this morning. The kids left for school at 7:45, and then, for the first time in a long time, the house was truly my own.
I haven't made a lot of tack in the last two months. I've been distracted and worried, and the thought of making anything complicated has been absolutely overwhelming. Now, however, all that has changed. Seth is re-employed. The kids are in school. We survived the rough patch and life should be getting back to normal. I feel both ready and eager to tackle the remaining backlog.
But you know that saying about the best laid plans?
I didn't get to work on the Portuguese saddle pattern today. Or the Mexican saddle pattern, or any of the other complicated things I thought would keep me busy. Instead, I spent most of the day with my older son and his newly diagnosed case of Pink Eye.
Oh well, at least we have health insurance again!
Despite the bored and unhappy kid, I did manage to squeeze in a little tackmaking time.
This is the beginnings of a saddle blanket. I chose the colors to match the gaming saddle's seat, but I teased Ryan that the various shades of pink were a tribute to the current color of his eyes. He didn't think that was funny. I did. Life is getting back to normal. Everything is funny to me today.