Flat Peaknit **(and a Scout Spoiler)**
"Stanley Lambchop is just a normal boy, with a normal younger brother named Arthur, and two normal parents. That is, until a bulletin board falls on him during the night and flattens him to half an inch thick!"
I was thinking earlier this week I was just so deflated, someone could slide me under a door, or pop me in a mailbox slot - when it dawned on me - I feel like Flat Stanley. My daughter has been working on a school project with her gracious Chicago-based aunt and uncle - like the travels of Flat Scout from awhile back...so maybe this is where my "flatness" analogy sprouted. But surely you have had that kind of day? Week? Just so worn down, worn out...I just know you have. I think it's a combination of the weather, last week's flu, the fact no one else cleans at my house, too much work and not enough daytime hours...No disrepect to any male readers, but I think (as a working mom), us ladies just have too many hats. When our kids are struggling, it's personal. When the house is a mess on wheels, it's personal. Too often, I think I feel like everything reflects on me somehow. It might sound nutty - so I am a flat nut...pea-nut that is.
The hat I like to wear on days like these is "knitter" - I have found my knitting to be my sanity. It may sound silly and contrite - but seriously, knitting gives me the calm of yoga right on the quiet of my own couch...Thank God for yarn.
And thank God for my rockin Scout Swag this week. It is my last installment of the club - and I think it is the best!
The yarn is Raspberry Sorbet...
I'm all about pink - what a breath of fresh air during such a downer week. And look - my favorite yarn "posing" spot is visible - some snow melted, and there was our back deck. Nice.
But then we also got a scarf stick from Romi...
The gorgeousness is lost in translation - but omg, it is breathtaking - a little carves heart atop a dark wood swirly stick, I could have cried when I opened the box. Lovely. Perfect. Thanks Scout for making my week a little less 2-dimensional!! *ahhh*
And did I mention...Thank God it is Friday?