May 25, 2010

Running around

Finally. Finally, I got a time to sit down and write here. Write, about this;
Love shows its various faces
The care package from Janet, that is. I received these goodies (and some more for my husband) about a month ago, briefly thanked her over twitter and just got caught by a swarm of meetings.

I am assigned to a board member of the parents' association at my daughter's kindergarten. Well, I think I am supposed to use the word "chosen", but that oh-no-inescapable feeling I got when I picked up the phone call from the teacher... I won't say I don't feel honored. But....

Anyway, with an exception during holidays (Golden Week, from the end of April to the first week of May, when we visited my husband's family), not a single week has passed without meeting with other board members (four of us, including me). It's a joy to work with these wonderful ladies - I'm already thinking of Christmas presents for each of them - but a huge portion of my mental power and time have to go outside my house.

And, I had to visit new Avril store at Sanjo, Kyoto, of course.
Avril Sanjo new store
The store moved one floor above of old place and got a bigger space. My daughter and I had a wonderful time with my newly-met friends from Holland. As usual, I was overwhelmed by the variety and beauty of their yarn and bought only a couple of hair-tie kits.

It's an awful excuse, I know, but I just couldn't find time for the blog.

But again, this doesn't mean I don't have any time to enjoy the gift. Thank you, Janet - I think I'm going into a "lace phase" this spring / summer.
My plain leaf scarf got a blocking today.
simple leaf lace

I think I'm going to have less time with blog this year, but not so less time with knitting. Some of meetings shall allow me to have some extra knitting time. Hopefully.


Entre Nous said...

This may sound a bit trivial, weird even, but.... I just ran across your blog (while looking at other's knitting, mine sits glaring at me), and I began to wonder why you left Texas? Since it was always a dream of mine, and when I finally got there I vowed to continue returning. Well, anyway the weird part is... I have heard incredible things about Japanese skin care products. Have you tried them!?! This could be important, a breakthrough even. I am getting old, wrinkles are appearing where once was just, well, normal skin.....!

Melissa said...

I love the real bacon and kool aid in your care package. :o) I love you site!

Twisted Knitter said...

Hello Chica! I tried leaving a comment here when you posted your entry, but Blogger was cranky that day. :-(

Congratulations on your new "board member" position. It will be interesting, right?

I'm so glad you love your care package - it was definitely assembled with much love and lots of smiles. Of course, I wish I could send real bacon but it might make the yarn smell bad en route :-) I do think of you every time I buy it though. I use bacon drippings sometimes to make fried rice -- something my mom used to do when she made it.

I hope you are staying cool this summer! My weather map tells me it might be raining there this morning. Missing you, my friend.