Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hanging on

Sometime we live life. We are the driving force of what we do. Other times it feels like life is living us. Right now I feel as if I'm along for the ride. Since the kids began school this fall, they are busy with many things. I have been trying to keep up with exercise, by running several miles each week. I've been averaging 12 to 17 miles each week. Both J and I have have full time jobs, and we have an alpaca farm. That's quite a bit.

Some people ask me how we do it all. The truth is that work and kids and the farm is the norm for us. We've been doing this for four years now and we have a good routine. We have a good balance that works out well for us.

The part that I have struggled with is how to work in fiber arts. I've had this vision of spinning yarn so that I can knit myself an alpaca vest. I admit, I have only spun about 2 ounces in one strand of yarn so far. It's been very slow going. At this rate it won't be done until sometime in 2020. I've been exhausted by the time I sit down in the evenings. I haven't even considered getting out my spinning wheel.

I do think when the cold weather sets in I will spend less time outside and more time inside. On cold winter days I love to sit and spin yarn in front of a toasty warm fire. It's only the matter of weeks before those days are here again. My goal will be to have that alpaca vest done by spring show season.

1 comment:

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Cold dark nights always help to get you in the mood to spin!

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