A couple of weeks ago we were having a graduation party for Thing #2. The kids planned the party using Facebook to create the event.
Per the Facebook invite there were 50-something people coming. When I did the math of adding family members, significant others, and people not on Facebook, the actual guest list neared 100 people. This was intended to be an outdoor party. However, the weather forecast was for rain.
100 people. In my house. Where was I going to put them all? After I finished freaking out, I began to clear all the clutter that is daily life from the downstairs. I realized I needed to clear my (kitchen) desk as we needed all available counter space.
I put all my desk papers, to-do lists, and knick-knacks into a giant laundry basket. Are you cringing a little bit? I was, as I knew this is a sure-fire way to misplace things. I had no choice.
The party was a great success. In actuality, 70 something people came and went during the day and it was fine.
Freed from the pull of paperwork stacked on my desk, I thought, 'wouldn't be nice to start the day with my coffee and knit for a bit'.
So started a new routine. It is a lovely way to start the day. After dog/kitchen duties, I settle in for 30 minutes of knitting. Sometimes I listen to a book, sometimes I enjoy the quiet. I choose more difficult projects as my concentration is best in the morning and I am fueled by coffee.
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