Lots of little bits

Good Morning and Happy Sunday! Cold and clear in my little corner of the Fort and Serra is taking advantage of the morning by sleeping in. Makes it very quiet today.
What did we do this week? For Serra it was a quiet week at school unless you count the water pipe in the gym wing breaking again. I don't mind snow but sub-zero temperatures are not my favorite. The big thing she was excited about all week actually got her out of bed on a Saturday at 630 in the morning! A couple of weeks ago I mentioned an alpaca festival down in Longmont. I thought maybe I could convince her that it would be fun but once I said she could probably pet one she was all in!
The Alpaca Extravaganza at the Boulder County fairgrounds continues today until 5 pm. There were not as many vendors as I thought there would be, but I still found some fluff that will be fun to spin and it was good way to spend part of our Saturday.
Amanda got her first real NY snow this week.
She survived her first round of tests and did great. I am also very glad that the class she thought would be a bear is turning out good. Even if getting her group to focus on the task at hand is like wrangling cats! Somehow, she's become the project manager of the group. A busy week coming up with four quizzes and a test all right before Spring Break.
Crafts this week saw some time with Susan and the cotton.
Only just started but I did do the math and know how long to make each one to be able to get six towels out of this length of warp.
Most of my craft time has been spent spinning.
I've been playing with my little Jenkins Finch Turkish spindle practicing a technique I saw at SOAR. I had the pleasure of meeting Devin Helmen and they were spinning on their drop spindle the whole time using this butterfly method to control the singles before winding them on to the spindle. It's a great little technique.
I also got squishy mail! 
At the New Year I splurged on some fibers from a maker in the UK. Fellview Fibres makes some incredible blends using various fibers. I got to touch some of them as we were preparing door prizes for SOAR and knew I wanted some! I have no idea what any of it will become but spinning all of this will be an absolute delight.
Work is wonderful. I can easily say that this is the best job I've ever had. I get to research, learn, write (even though I still need to improve on that!) about all things craft. It's amazing.
As for me it was a good week. Car got fixed, girls are doing good, and other areas are alright. You look at what is going on in the world and sometimes wonder if the whole thing is going to end tomorrow. It pushes you to make you want the future sooner. Serra and I talked yesterday about routes not travelled and how we three are currently on our best possible path; exactly where we are supposed to be. So, I will keep building one day at a time working to keep my little world spinning.
Next week! A busy one for Serra with lots of band activities and Amanda has all of the quizzes!  I will keep doing all of the little bits because someday they will add up to something tremendous. Breathe, hope, dream, Love, take care of YOU and I'll be back next week ;)

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