A slow slide into routine

Good Morning and Happy Sunday! I know that it is mid-August, and it is supposed to be sweltering. Have to admit I am loving the cool mornings. The forecast says temperatures will be in the nineties all week and I am not looking forward to it. Hopefully it will be the last of the super-hot days and we will slide softly into fall.

What did we do this week? It was a big one as Amanda began RA training on campus. She already loves her new assistant dean this year as he truly listens to concerns and issues rather than blowing them off like the one she had last year. Training has also been more organized making for shorter days and more time to prepare the halls which makes it more fun. A small group of students move in tomorrow to go on some adventures provided by the school, so the new RAs get a practice run before the masses arrive on Thursday.
Serra spent the week getting ready for classes that started on Thursday. She had hoped to swap AP bio for AP chem however there wasn't a time available that worked with her other required classes. She has decided that she is going to study the material on her own and I found out that she can still take the AP test in the spring if she chooses to. She has come home each day, only two so far mind you, and talked my ear off about how she likes her teachers and is excited for the year. Hoping she'll be back at it tomorrow as a bug knocked her down good yesterday.

Things are holding steady as work with preparing winter files for the proofreader and reviewing the spring files that are coming in. A few changes happening and I am hoping to still get to work on the photo shoots. There is one in a couple of weeks, so fingers crossed. 

For crafts I have a couple of knitting projects for work that are going to take over most of the next two months. I also did more spinning. 
The next rolag got plied to itself this week and the next one is started.
Four mini skeins spun means I'm a quarter of the way through! Still have no idea what I am going to do with the set when I am finished. I'm guessing each of them is about 50 yards which means I will have close to 800 total at the end. 
Finished a spin with Little Lou.

This was a braid of Frabjous Fibers that I picked up at Webs last September. The fiber blend is 70% Blue Faced Leicester and 30% silk. I plan to chain ply it to keep the colors together.

As for me this week has been a slow slide into routine. Somehow the days have more time in them, and I don't feel rushed. There is always more to do and more to learn. Maybe I'm being more deliberate with the use of time, and it makes me feel that I have more. It is interesting how the words you use to describe something can also influence your reaction to it. I was going to say that I have indulged in some self-care over the last few days, however it was not an indulgence. This self-care was needed and wanted, doing things that fill up your cup of self are never indulgent, they are necessary. The worries will always be there, taking care of yourself makes them easier to carry.

This week! Move-in at RPI for Amanda, the first full week of classes for Serra with the hopes that she feels up to it tomorrow. Me? A pattern to write, work to tend to, and dreams to ponder and keep aiming for. Breathe, glow, smile, be, Love, take care of YOU and I'll be back next week :) 



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