I'm exhausted. Somehow holidaying with the kids is less like a relaxing holiday and more like some kind of boot camp inclusive of hideously early mornings and random drills throughout the night. Ugh. Not that I didn't enjoy it, but I'm, well, a bit in need of a holiday now.
Instead I am coming back to hundreds of work emails and various urgent work commitments that I will have to attend to this week. Today, though, I'm taking it easy. I am checking on the really urgent stuff, but we only got back yesterday, and one of the less lovely things that I've brought back from Germany is a nasty bout of summer flu and a hacking cough that keeps me up most nights. It's great stuff, really. So I'm on a sort of sick leave today.
Which does give me a little bit of time to check in on the blogging world and post an update.
Despite all the tiredness and exhaustion and illness there were lovely moments this holiday that I won't forget. My dad got married, 15 years after my mum passed away and it was such a lovely and joyous event. The boys threw flowers after the ceremony, which they were both exited and baffled by ("why are we allowed to throw flowers on the floor?!?"), and we even managed to squeeze in a few days of camping with just the 5 of us after the event. For once it didn't rain and we all had a fabulous time.
I even managed to get a bit of sock knitting done!
Still, I'm happy to be home now. Next on the (non-work) agenda is the Garter Yoke Cardi. Did I mention that I finally found a yarn with which I get the correct gauge? It's my trusty Rowanspun DK, this time in a dusky olive colour.
I so love this yarn and the way it knits up (my Tea Leaves were knit with Rowanspun in burnt orange colour), so I'm more than happy to have another project on the go that allows me to use this yarn.