It was quite interesting to live for a couple, almost three weeks, with a cleanie. I came home to my er, cluttered home, and I like it, thank you very much! I’ve always known what it takes to be a cleanie as opposed to a messy. And I do try. I just can’t bear to part with stuff that might come in useful some day. And when you do multiple crafts you have lots of
junk equipment associated with each of them.
But one of my desires now that I’m retired is to try to get a handle on the stuff in my life. I’ll try not to get too carried away though. I observed that Eric takes care of little things right away. Spill on the counter – wipe it up now. And he’s always moving. He also throws away stuff that I wouldn't dream of throwing away. I’ve been doing some of that. It’s just that I need to do more in order to catch up on years of living free and easy. Some people have asked me how I get so much done (in the crafting area) and I always tell them that I don’t do housework. I’ll add that I rarely watch television either.
I’ve found myself listening for Abigail’s cry since I’ve been home. I miss her (and Amy and Eric of course). While the Compadre was there he spent as much time as possible holding Abby. In the middle of the night when she was fussing he carried her downstairs to the glider rocker that we just bought them, and sat for hours both nights, with her sleeping and him dozing. He had a tough Monday morning this morning as he was still very tired but he said it was worth every minute of it.
Now my list says that I need to unpack, do laundry, go through the mail that accumulated while I was gone, put away the Christmas stuff that the Compadre didn’t get to, and oh, knit on the Sideways Sockyarn Sweater. I didn’t get much knitting done on it while I was gone – there were important things to do like hold a baby. But the two sweaters that I knit for Abigail are too big and I think that this one will be more her size so I need to get it done quick before she grows. I’m looking forward to seeing Mary’s at Double Ewe.