Slow on the uptake
Saturday November 07th 2009, 10:52 pm
Filed under: Family

I find I want to just stare at it.

I knew it, I mean, I really did. But it wasn’t till they were actually in there that it truly hit me.

My blocking space is gone.

Well, no, not really, but yes, it is. The way I did things is over.  No more climbing over the two side-by-side twins in Sam’s old room with my wires and damp lace projects, trying to smooth things out at the line between the two beds.

The next stage in empty nesting is that we finally ditched the twins for queen futons for both older kids’ rooms.  We bought a model with no arms  because queen size is 80″ long and our older son is 81″ long–those feet have to have somewhere to stretch.

They were delivered today.  The cover for Sam’s is on backorder, though, and I don’t dare touch that mattress till it’s safely tucked away inside it.  And hers is the room where I usually block my projects.

I could, of course, pull out this one, put the mattress pad and a sheet over it and block away to my heart’s content.

But so far I haven’t quite been able to. (It’s only been a few hours, I’m sure I’ll break me in on the idea fast enough, give me time, knitting desperation should set in shortly if that cover doesn’t hurry up. I do have just a few more rows to go on the shawl.)

I keep finding myself standing in the doorway of that one finished futon, staring.

I am really, really pleased.  Christmastime and visiting children here we come! Yay!

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Change, growth….all of it is good! Enjoy and start counting the days till the kids come home.

Comment by Joansie 11.08.09 @ 4:06 am

Enjoy! I’m sure when blocking time comes, you’ll take a deep breath and get to it.

Comment by Channon 11.08.09 @ 9:15 am

I turned my daughter’s room into a sewing room some years ago. My local fabric shop was having a Hallowe’en get-together last Saturday so I decided to dress up as my stash. I emptied three bins of fabric scraps onto the floor and pinned various bits all over a long dress and also a hat. The end result was quite funny and got a lot of attention, mostly people saying “I have that fabric too”. Anyway the point of my story is that after I got back home and walked into my sewing room it was an absolute mess, with fabric bits all over the place. It was a total flashback to the way my lovely (and tidy now) daughter used to keep her room, a big empty closet and clothes all over the floor and furniture. Ah, sweet memories!

Comment by Julie 11.08.09 @ 9:48 am

I’m going to remove a king-size bed from a room so now, you have me thinkin’ about futons…hmm.

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 11.08.09 @ 11:41 am

Somebody said it: The only thing that’s constant is change. So enjoy.

Fun –

Humor from Click and Clack:
Someone had written in asking whether a 1974 Ford F-100 pickup could carry a load of rocks she wanted for landscaping. Their advice was negative, saying that the ‘100’ designation meant that it was meant to have a capacity of 1000 pounds.

Tom: Or two and a half mothers-in-law.

Ray: According to our rock insiders, dry gravel weighs around a hundred pounds a cubic foot. That’s heavy.

Tom: If you pile the gravel one foot high , you have 32 cubic feet. That’s 3200 pounds.

Ray: Or four broken springs and two broken axles.

Comment by Don Meyer 11.08.09 @ 12:13 pm

Aw! This made me kind of sad. I’m not ready for futons! Thank goodness I’ll still have mine around for a few more years.

Comment by Momo Fali 11.08.09 @ 6:49 pm

You will adjust :). I find my life just as busy as it was when all 4 were home, only now I have more room :P. hehe

Comment by ldsvenus 11.08.09 @ 7:57 pm

Nah, you now need to splurge on some of those toy, foam mat blocks that zigsaw together. You can place them on top of just about anything and not have to crawl on the floor.
Then you can carry your blocked project from room to room and drive everyone nuts!

Comment by Holly 11.09.09 @ 4:12 am

Interesting how change changes our view of things, huh?

Stare all you want. It won’t mind. It’s part of what it’s meant to be, I believe. 😉

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 11.09.09 @ 6:33 am

Yup, futons make great ‘spare bedroom’ furniture. comfortable enough for a night or 3, not so comfortable the guest wants to stay TOO long! LOL

Comment by Carol 11.09.09 @ 3:43 pm

Actually, the one we have in the living room, my mom said was the most comfortable hide-a-bed type bed she’d ever slept on. We bought all these from The Futon Shop, which now sells online; they’re a local company that makes all their own mattresses locally. Not outsourced. Green materials. I don’t know about their other mattresses, but our thick top-of-the-line ones have served us well and comfortably for 11 years, which is why we went back to them.

Comment by AlisonH 11.09.09 @ 4:16 pm

Love it. You have my support when you need to block. 😉

Comment by Alicia 11.16.09 @ 11:12 am

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