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Quote of the day

I just seem to have a terrible attitude when it comes to waiting. I think it’s because I’m getting older. I’ve noticed that in a lot of older people over the years, they have very little patience. Consider my mom, for example. I’m trying to explain to her how to use the remote to access Netflix so she can watch her shows. If the TV doesn’t turn on and switch over to Netflix immediately after she presses that button she’s busy pressing it over and over and over again and then, because she’s been pressing the buttons too much and too often, she totally gives up. Or getting her to use a smart phone, which would be so much easier to send photos and type and text when sending info to us kids, she wants no part of it. So instead, she has a flip phone and has to squint to see the buttons so she knows how many times she needs to push the 7 key to type “s”.

I even have lost my patience when it comes to doing things I really don’t want to do, but should do it for my spouse’s sake; like watch one of those dumb Alaskan wilderness/outback/living-off-the-earth reality shows. Don’t get me wrong, I am impressed with what those people do and props to them for wanting to do it; I’m just not interested in watching it, no matter who it’s for. It’s a waste of my time when I could be reading a book or knitting or crocheting and listening to some awesome music. I can relate to Marc Maron in his new comedy special when he talks about not wanting to do something because he’s “not sure how much time he has left”. I get it.

I’m trying to reach a happy medium but I don’t think I’m even close yet. Still working on it.

What else I’m still working on is the Vee Excellent test knit.

Yes, I know, it has been way too long overdue. I’m getting there, believe me. 

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See? I have all my yarns at the ready and I am now at the point where I am working on the right side of the ‘V’. It’s going well, I’ve got the stitches down pat and now can just work away at finishing this one side and then starting on the left. This has been a great challenge for me and a way to really stretch myself and work beyond my comfort zone. This is going to look and feel so beautiful when it’s finished. And since it has taken me so long I’m keeping it for myself. Yep, I’m being selfish. Once I feel a little more confident on working it and can work it like a production line instead of grandma on a lazy winter day with no deadline in mind, I’ll make another. One thing at a time.

And now, time for a late dinner. I hope you have a great evening. Try to be patient. Unlike me.

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