One of my favorite lines from the movie ‘The Color Purple’ is when Sug tells Celie that she thinks it ‘pisses God off when we walk by the color purple and don’t even notice it.’
I’m pretty sure I’ve used the color purple in the past few days but I haven’t really seen it. I have about 39 items to make and ship out and my mind is tired. I had to figure out how to do more than just sit and knit. So, I knit for two hours and then do something else.
For instance, today, I knit for two hours, then I made four bars of soap to go with the spa cloths we made at the Sit and Knit – that brings the total to I think 20 or close to it. I washed my hair and did some computer work.
Doing my schedule this way has also allowed me to get some exercise in – which I badly need. I admire Bernice every time I see her Facebook update that she’s walked a couple of miles. I cleaned the dining room the other day and was thrilled when that called for me to walk back and forth to the garbage can in the alley a couple of times.
There was no way to prepare for the onslaught of orders. Truth be told, while I did better this September and October than last, November isn’t trending to be as good. I checked my stats from last year for Black Friday – Cyber Monday and I had just 10 sales. That’s not a lot but I remember being pretty stressed last year. That was because I did a guarantee by Christmas date. I didn’t do that this year. That has kept the stress down a lot.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and Mr. Honey and I will be heading over to this brother’s house where there is going to be lots of family including Lucy and Amelia who were born to one of my nieces and one of my nephews about a month apart over the summer.
I am tempted not to take any knitting with me and just take the night off and let the deadlines take care of themselves. Yes, I am a little behind those pesky Etsy deadlines but it might be nice of me to just chill.
You know I’m taking knitting with me. Who am I trying to kid? I have a bunch of stuff to get out and I would just wake up Friday feeling guilty. I ain’t having that.
But tomorrow surrounded by Mr. Honey’s family, I will take some time out to look at the blessings around of me of my generation, the one after that and the one after that. The regret of not being present in their presence will haunt me longer than not getting a hat out one day earlier
Instead of cooking tonight, we are having pizza from Grandstand Pizza and one of their Super Salads (oh yummmm..) I might look at a couple of episodes of Game of Thrones (addictive) and finish off a hat before going to bed.
I want you to have a safe, blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving. However you spend it, may you be mindful and grateful for blessings past, present and future because God had you, has you and will always have you in his care.