Spinning and How Much Drama can Just One Day Hold?

I have finished my wool and tussah silk hand spun, I am very happy with it and it’s going to be a Winter scarf. I really love wearing scarves in Autumn and Winter and the fact that they are hand knitted makes me feel so happy to wear them.

It has been rather an interesting day so far, hence the title of this blog post. It actually started last night when we had no hot water to bath with. That was still fine and then this morning the geyser started to leak. It was later confirmed that it had burst in 3 places and would have to be replaced. Thank goodness we are still under warranty with the geyser company! They are going to install another one with no cost to us tomorrow. We do have another small solar geyser, so as long as we stagger the bath times we should all have hot water. Caiden has gastric flu, but seems to be feeling a little better now.

Later in the day I was taking the girls to their art lesson and our car overheated, I made it to a service station and when we tried to start the car again, the battery was flat??? The owner of the service station was so helpful and managed to charge the battery enough for me to make it back home and now we are off to buy a new battery.

Phew, it has been a day all right, but I am so grateful for all the wonderful and helpful people that have appeared throughout the day. At one point, I remember smiling to myself and thinking, maby it’s time to slow down, forget the panic and see all the goodness that surrounds me…

Thank you so much to everyone who responded to my blog post yesterday about simplifying our life, I have really enjoyed reading all your messages and I am still busy responding to each one:) You have all given me plenty to think about.

How has your day been so far?

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20 Responses to Spinning and How Much Drama can Just One Day Hold?

  1. del May 23, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    That yarn is beautiful! Sorry you had such a rough day, though; those are the ones you have to look at as “glass is half full,” I suppose.

    • Linda May 24, 2012 at 8:06 am #

      Thanks Del, you are absolutely right 🙂

  2. patchouli moon studio May 23, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous yarn colors. Looking forward to seeing the scarf you make with it.

    • Linda May 24, 2012 at 8:06 am #

      Thank you, I can’t wait to work with it.

  3. Stel May 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    Can’t wait to see this scarve.

  4. EMMA May 23, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    Your quite right to ‘see the goodness..’, it’s easy to forget when you are having a tough day, thanks for the reminder! That yarn is gorgeous!

    • Linda May 24, 2012 at 8:06 am #

      Thank you dear Emma.

  5. Tracey May 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    Isn’t that always the way things go, when one thing crumbles it starts a just continue. I am so very sorry things have been so stressful, but it sounds like things are on the upswing!
    I really and truly am in awe of your beautiful yarn, it is just beyond beautiful!

  6. steph May 23, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

    when it rains it….gushes, I guess. So glad you had happy helpful people surrounding you!

    WOW is that yarn gorgeous!!!

  7. STCP May 23, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    Wow those colors are really beautiful. And good luck with all the repairs.

  8. ameyknits May 23, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

    Those colors are lovely! Do have an idea for the scarf pattern?

  9. Heather aka Proud Mama May 23, 2012 at 11:57 pm #

    It is best to notice all the good when it seems there is only rough parts.

  10. Christine May 24, 2012 at 1:40 am #

    Oh dear, it all came at once for you, didn’t it? It’s strange how things often happen like that…

    Loving your handspun..the colours are just gorgeous! It’s like a rainbow of goodness – knitting it up will be such a joy! 🙂

  11. Baa-Me Kniits May 24, 2012 at 1:57 am #

    Your singles are just beautiful Linda! Sorry to hear about the drama but its good to try to take a step back and look at the good things to keep it all in balance, sometimes easier said than done 🙂

  12. fattoriafiberworks May 24, 2012 at 3:56 am #

    I love that this yarn is left as a single and not plied. The colors are so pretty on their own.

  13. Angela May 24, 2012 at 5:02 am #

    How wonderful you had people to help you. Those kinds of days really test one’s patience. Your yarn is absolutely beautiful! I am glad things are settling down.

  14. Shannon May 24, 2012 at 7:49 am #

    Cup of tea time Linda?

  15. Shearer's Girl May 24, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    Lovely handspun, can’t wait to see the scarf. Sorry you had a bad day.

  16. seekingjoyfulsimplicity May 25, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    Thank you for the reminder to appreciate the goodness in people, even (especially!)when we are having a tough day.

  17. K May 27, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    Oh my gosh, Linda!! I am just laughing! This was your Wednesday – did you read about mine? WE WERE HAVING A TERRIBLE DAY ON THE SAME DAY! How terrifically funny! So we call our machine a water -heater. You call it a Geyser. I like your word better, but it does seem predictive. For me, a geyser is a sub-surface building up of hot water – under the crust of the earth, you understand – that builds pressure until it squirts boiling water hundreds of feet into the air – Yellowstone National Park is where ours are mostly kept. Poor Caiden. Hope he is better now; it always takes days before the shakes go out of your knees. I wanted to ask you – do you know about Kon-tiki? Why the activity would have been named that? I read a book about it decades ago.

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