Rupert Penry-Jones plays Captain Frederick Wentworth
So. Yesterday was both good and not so good (a.k.a. frustrating). I really truly have nothing in this world to complain about. Considering all the terrible things going on in so many places. That being said, let me tell you....
I have a custom order to work on this weekend. Yesterday was the perfect day to sort of just take it easy at home and get some things done. Like the custom order. It rained, it hailed, the thunder came, the winds blew. All in all a very blustery day better left for indoors. In no particular order, we watched some Olympics, we played cards, R and the boy went to karate, they worked on some stuff in the garage, I did some chores. You get the idea, a little bit of this and that. The day was going along beautifully.
I worked on the custom order off and on (it's impossible to work straight through something when everyone's home) for more than 3 hours. Just when I was really making a good deal of progress, I noticed....I had somehow dropped a stitch way back in the second row of this detailed knitted piece. NOOO!!! The cry could be heard throughout the land, flocks of birds set to flight, dogs howled, people came running...well, perhaps I'm exaggerating. But let me tell you, I was upset. It meant I had to take the whole thing apart and start over. I'm certain this total-waste-of-time-now-need-to-start-over situation has probably happened in one form or another to every person out there.
Needless to say, I poured myself a glass of wine and decided I was done for the evening. The boys were watching a WWII documentary. While I almost always want to know the toll and details of war and learn more about the history of this world, last night I just wasn't inclined to that heaviness. I remembered I had on the DVR two episodes of Masterpiece on PBS. Both Jane Austen! I could feel my mood lifting. I escaped to the bedroom (glass of wine in hand) and chose Persuasion over Northanger Abbey. I just have to tell you it was so wonderful, like a little slice of heaven, or cake, or heaven and cake. I completely forgot about my earlier knit annoyance and fell completely in love with Captain Wentworth. Le sigh. Nobody can capture the ache and desire of unrequited love quite like Jane.
So at the end of the day, all was well...and they lived happily ever after....
and I'll begin again with the custom piece.
Thanks for spending a bit of your day with me, dear friends. The weather today is so different from yesterday. It's sunny and mild and so full of spring that I can almost see the flowers and grass and leaves actually growing before my very eyes. The beauty of this day is calling to me....xo