Linking up! These quick takes are super fun to come up with and write, by the way. I recommend them.
Last weekend was a long weekend, which was awesome, and I was super productive at home, with hobbies, and had a bunch of good family time too. So it really is worth it, but man oh man are we paying for it this week at work. Every day is just jam-packed with patients, and as soon as I clock in there are already 2-3 waiting for me. I’m tired is what I’m saying.
We were scheduled to have our anatomy scan yesterday and I was really looking forward to it, but they had to reschedule me to the 16th. I was bummed, but it turns out it was a good thing because David was also super busy at work and we both would have felt really guilty taking a half day.
Epic toddler meltdowns are happening on the reg in our house now, about once a week or so. It’s hardly even worth mentioning when they happen anymore but yet I am anyway. I’m glad it’s not every day, but the hours-long inconsolable screaming is pretty tough to handle after working all day.
So last weekend one thing I worked on was my cross stitch project. This is the state of it right now:
I have been working on it for months and months because I don’t have time for it very often and when I picked it up over the weekend I discovered I had stitched an entire section in the wrong place and it took over an hour to undo and I almost gave up but I didn’t. Really though, cross stitch is so much fun for me, but is it just the most granny hobby ever or what? I don’t think I know anyone in real life of my generation who does it. I don’t care though.
Speaking of crafts, it’s not even technically fall yet but I’m about to start talking Christmas up in here. There’s a reason though. David’s grandmother has made all the grandkids and great-grandkids their stockings thus far (this is Meredith’s). She recently passed away, but we have not finished procreating! Specifically, my niece Karley needs a stocking for this year so I have agreed to take the lead on making her one. This is the one she chose:
It is kind of intricate, but there really are no simple options. I have never done anything like this before. I’m excited for the challenge, and a little nervous about pulling it off. The kit should arrive in a couple of days and I need to get working on it ASAP.
I am in love with this post on Book Riot, which is a bunch of Winnie-the-Pooh quotes that are good life lessons. I actually teared up at several of them. I can’t wait to read stuff like this with Meredith and future kiddos. Some children’s lit is just the best.