Sadly, 2011 hasn't had as great a start in the health department as I would have liked. I was travelling quite well until school started up again; rather than the rest time during the days I was anticipating, it has been a whirlwind of activity while I sort out a sudden influx of birthday party invitations, winter sporting club registrations and end-of-season events for summer sports, swimming carnivals, parent information nights and literacy-program training sessions and numerous other things that just have to be done.
My body isn't coping with the stress very well, even though we've endeavoured to really limit activities - hence my absence from the blog. My energy levels are all but non-existent.
One month into school now though, things are just starting to settle down a little, although having said that Miss 7 is at home for the next few days with tonsillitis and my chances of avoiding catching it are, at best, pretty low at the moment!
In an effort to actually get something done, today while chilling with Miss 7 I hauled out a crochet project that has been hibernating since the beginning of the warmer weather. Ridiculously, it only took me an hour to finish it, for all the months it has been sitting in the knitting basket.
It's a simple crochet wrap vest, gratuitously copied from a fellow Raveller (link here), and I think it has turned out rather well... though do excuse the creasing from storage in the photo, I haven't blocked it yet obviously. And I really must find my lovely timber pin to use as a closure rather than the stitch holder I used here lol. I've probably got it stuck in a winter knit in my storage somewhere.
I have been doing a little blog-surfing when I get the chance, and although I've not left a lot of comments around the place, I am living vicariously through your wonderful gardening and various other activities! Oh to be preserving my own (non-existent) summer-ripened tomatoes right now! Your food photos in particular are drool-worthy, people.
So carry on peeps, I might not be here much at the moment, but that's because I've popped around to your virtual place with a cuppa ;-)