Do what you know you should do, and you will know what to do. God clarifies in the midst of obedience not beforehand. - Chasing Daylight, Erwin Raphael McManus
On Monday, when we got home from viewing the condo and house, neither of which was right for us, Howard was quite exhausted. I really feel that God is calling me to move in that direction and yet when I see how difficult that may be for Howard, I wonder if I'm being selfish only every time I think it through and weigh out what I know, it comes back to being the right decision so I'm trusting that all will unfold as it's meant to and we'll end up with the scenario that is right for us. Even so...
... yesterday, was one of those off days when you're not exactly unhappy and you're not excessively sad. It was a thought processing day spent mostly on the couch knitting leaves. The group in Salmon Arm is making a HUGE knitted tree to be exhibited in the art gallery in the fall. So far the roots and the bark have been knit and now they're aiming to collect a million leaves.
The style of leaf I chose takes about ten minute to put together. So far, I've knit seven turquoise, six lime, and four pink. They're like chips - you keep popping them because they're so easy to knit while talking or watching TV. I'll clean up the ends this afternoon while at my friend Rosemarie's and then knit some more. It's a great way for me to be involved and part of the community.
I talked to my daughter yesterday and the nursery is not ready for the things I have so I opted to finish the bunting bags when I get home from my trip when I'll have more time to enjoy the process rather than rush. AND... along the same path... no sewn raincoat. I shopped instead. Kamloops is a semi-dessert area and the weather people are predicting temperatures of 41 Celsius on Sunday. It's not exactly a hot bed of raincoats but I did find this lightweight silver coat on sale 50% off. The style is not as fun as the one I;m sewing. Oh well. Good and enough. I'll finish the sewn one when I get back and - LOL - go from no raincoat to two raincoats in one year. Too funny.
We packed our suitcases on Monday night. Or Howard did at least. Mine is more test packed. I've been filling holes and swapping out a few things all week. I noticed that none of the sweaters I planned to take had closures so I went to the thrift shop yesterday and bought this black cape with cuffs. I'm not overly fond of the buttons and will change them later but for now this works. I also...
... bought this fuchsia sweater that several people have assured me does not look frumpy. It may or may not make the mix because it's fairly heavy. I'll check the weather forecast first to see if it's like to get worn and if so, I may need to wear it on the plane. AND...
... then I bought this turquoise sweater that doesn't button closed but is in one of my favourite colors and styles. Howard says I have to pack it because it looks great on me. Turquoise does. Once it comes out of the wash, I'll de-pill it and see how it looks and perhaps pack a pin to hold it closed if necessary. Again, it depends on the weather forecast. This time weather it'll be warm enough.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - deciding to wait not rush and buy not sew