I know, I know. You’re supposed to bring your kids up so that they have wings to fly on their own – and that’s a good thing. (That’s a good thing. That’s a good thing.) I really appreciated all of your comments on last week’s blog (and all of you who sent personal emails about it, too). Each new stage takes a little getting used to, but I know that things all work out in the end. Like many of you, WH and I are pretty attached to our kids. I remember when it was hard to send them off to camp or on a mission trip for a week in the summer. (FPS. Now that seems so laughable!) Then we had to get used to having them off to college and “only” getting to see them every month or two when they had a break or a long weekend. (FPS. Now that seems like a luxury.) Having Web Guy move 18 hours away and not having the chance to see him as often is sad. But I know we’ll all adjust. (WH and I will adjust. Web Guy has already completely adjusted just fine, of course.) I think of all the situations that we could be facing instead, and I know I’m lucky that this is how things are. He has a great job (Deerfield Beach, FL area, for those of you who asked), he has a nice apartment to live in (and I’m really glad that I got to see it this weekend), and he’s happy. It’s all good. And he will definitely continue on as Web Guy at The Loopy Ewe. We couldn’t do this business without him!
I kept my mind occupied on the flight home last night by immersing myself in a murder mystery. That kept the tears at bay! (Crimson Eve by Brandilyn Collins. I read the first two books in the series in Colorado.) Have I mentioned how much I love the Kindle that I got for my birthday this past February? I’ve read more books over the past 5 months than I have read in the past 5 years. Wendy told me that I can also download my knitting patterns onto my Kindle, but I haven’t done that yet. It’s great to be able to take a bunch of books on a trip, and have them all fit in that little Kindle. It’s also great to not have books to store in my house any more. I was out of book cases, and this seems like a very tree-friendly alternative.
Now that I’m back, we’re in full-tilt Sock Summit mode. We have boxes and boxes (and boxes) of fun things to freight out there. The truck leaves on Wednesday. Then we’ll turn our attention to boxing up anniversary kits. When we get back from the Summit (the first weekend in August), we’ll have our Third Anniversary kits ready for you, as well as a few other fun things. It’s going to be a great Fall around here, so get ready!
Wednesday – check back for our July Blog Contest and to vote on Challenge Socks. I’m still approving photos for that gallery. I love seeing all of the socks that you have done to challenge yourself!