School finished up yesterday, with the obligatory floods of tears and thank-yous and good-byes, and we slept in (until 7:40 - radical layabouts that we are) this first morning of summer. I use the term "summer" only because that's what the school calendar says; technically speaking, the present climate is more fall-ish. Late fall-ish. There's tubing and snowshoeing in the alpine this year, where normally we hike and picnic.
I have great hopes of doing this year's school holiday / work balance more gracefully than last year, and in support of that goal, decided that a committment to daily holiday blogging might help keep me on track, or at least assist in not losing whole weeks at a time to lala-land. So here's a wee summary of day 1:
1. Finished the stash listing. Finally. You can see it here. Mailing is well underway, but I'll be sorting through emails and double/triple checking the duplicate shipping refunds for a few days yet. Once all that's out the door, it's on to phase 2 of the great home/workspace redo, and from there, with any luck, a return to dyeing and pattern writing with renewed energy and clarity. Oh yeah, and learning to spin!
2. Rob took Eowyn to see the horses - she was in awe.
3. I put the computer in a time-out and walked to the library with the kids. Found some lupins on the way.