I am not a fan of holidays, they being a constant reminder that the life of LEO families do not revolve around them as they do for others. “What did you do this weekend?” comes the inquiry. I have to sometimes really force myself to smile kindly and withhold the venom.
No one wants the truth, not really. “I sat home, looking at the laundry to be done, fended off the dog who doesn’t get the attention he really needs because his father came in at 4a and had to be on his part-time at 2p so that he can earn a bit more since the salary isn’t what you might call generous. I pondered yet again the meal I would make once I finished cleaning up the dirty dishes. And – oh, yeah – mowed the lawn in the parts that aren’t dead from drought and my lack of interest in watering…and did it because he’s not going to choose that over sleeping.”
Instead, I just give that small smile and say, “Quiet – it was nice and quiet…” And so it was, mostly. Ignoring the above, of course. Which is what I do best, sometimes – ignore what needs doing to do what feels better. Like this…
A friend is a fan of pink – as in fanatic – and asked for a kitty hat. This is a popular pattern in the knitting world (and yes, there is one. I was equally surprised.) and I will shortly be adding on the cat ears (to be filled in with the most gorgeous pink mohair yarn that has a glittery strand running throughout), and then the little ear flaps and strings.