That is how I felt for a good portion of last year as well. At first I thought it was because we had a new baby in the house, and with the two older kids as well, time seemed to creep up a bit faster. But, here we are, at the beginning of March, and I don't know how it happened.
January and February are typically long months to me because it is right after the Christmas rush, and, in Maine, we typically have long, cold winters. Of course this year, we have had a spring like winter with barely any snow and more days in the 40's and 50's than I think I have ever seen.
Why am I writing about this today, on a day I should be writing about knitting and reading? Well, I know you all understand, having been mamas of littles before, or currently mamas of littles - and I like the support you all give me!
In all seriousness though, I recently read a blog post over on fimby, and she wrote something that really stuck with me -
"I can't knit, draw, write and photograph every day or every season, choose my focus..."
This really stuck out to me as something that I have been trying to do. I am trying to fit everything in that I love. That isn't a bad thing, but when I am overwhelmed because I am not accomplishing all that I want to do, then it becomes an issue, and I am working on that!
Now, to what I am knitting and reading this week. Last week I wrote about the scarves I was knitting, and this week I will again write about the scarves I am knitting. The scarf I was knitting for Emma - black, deep pink, sequins, pretty pretty yarn, well the yarn overs were killing me, so I ripped out the whole thing and started again with just a simple rib pattern. It is knitting up much faster now, and I am not worried about remember where the yarn overs are.
I realized I needed to simplify my knitting if I wanted a chance at getting anything done. I am still working on my other scarf, but that one definitely takes more concentration and fewer interruptions.
My reading has been more substantive over the past week. I finished The Lifegiving Home which I loved, and I am looking forward to getting the companion book which seems to be on back order on Amazon right now. We also finished The Long Winter which I wanted to read this winter to the kids, to help us cope with our dreary freezing cold and dark days, but as I mentioned above, they haven't been that cold, and I have noticed the longer days since the middle of January. Perhaps my idea of making our winter seem easier by reading that book worked!
I have also started looking at homeschooling books. I seem to buy homeschooling books in the spring and in the fall, and I realized this past week that the kids are finishing up all of their handwriting/math books in the next week or so, which means they need to be replaced with something. Homeschooling catalogs, Usborne catalogs, book lists - those have also been taking my attention.
What are you reading this week? Are you working on any new projects?