Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Double Booked

Annis is a great simple pattern made more beautiful with lace weight in Jersey Giant. I am using garter stitch instead of stocking stitch for the body.
September is upon us and I seem to be behind my calendar. While booking (double booking) December book club dates, I noticed I have a hair appointment this morning, but I don't want to give up our grand scheme to celebrate back to school with a road trip.
Last night my eldest sister took me out to dinner and a movie (The Help). We had such a good time. But I still picked up a cooked chicken on my way home from work for the family.
There was a time when my main role was to make sure my husband and children had clean laundry and fresh cookies. But now they are all of voting age and each like a different kind of cookie -hint, not my favourite.
I am feeling torn between keeping house while working many more shifts, or doing the things I have waited so long to do, at the risk of being less connected with hubby and university student daughter.
I think I live by the maxim that someone will always be disappointed and now it's no longer my turn.
So I'll make my apologies and try to make a better schedule so I don't need the washing machine when they're doing their own laundry and I'll try not to double book my calendar.


Lifesastitch said...

I just started reading the Help. So good.

Double booking is so annoying. And it's happened to me recently as the result of my dinosaur phone that no longer syncs to my computer. I refuse to get into a new "smart" phone when the one I have gives me unltd texts and internet for $27/mo.

Linda said...

Life gets more complicated, not less. It is quite a balancing act remaining available and connected to the rest of the family while at last branching out. I am starting to think ahead to next year when both children will have left home, at least during the university year.