I started it this morning and compared to the Anniversary Sweater, this one is flying by. After 4 days, here's how much of my husband's sweater I got done (below). Sad, eh? Oh, and what's that in the background? Why it's my driving manual! Yup, that's right, I'm working on my new year's resolution number 4! I registered for a driving class and started the theory on Tuesday. It was actually kind of fun. I was so worried that I would be surrounded by 16 year old boys, but the most amazing thing happened.
While I was finalising my payment for the class at the front desk, I noticed that another lady (about my age) came in behind me and was speaking English with the secretary. Turns out she was a little worried that she wouldn't be able to follow along with the French instructor. So I turned to her said that I was bilingual and would be happy to help translate for her (our instructor doesn't speak English) . She was relieved and thankful and came to sit next to me in the classroom where we started chatting before the class started. Turns out, get this, she lives 2 houses down from me!!! Can you believe it? We are both stay at home moms in our late 20s, English-speaking in this totally French suburb, sans driver's license, living 2 houses away from each other and somehow both worked up the courage to finally sign up this week. I think we'll be very good friends ;0)
In blogging news...
Have you heard of the Warming Grace project? Cynthia is putting together a blanket for little Grace who is bravely going through cancer treatment. I'm going to contribute a couple of 5 inch squares to the project. Check out Cynthia's blog for more details if you want to help too.
I also joined Krista's parenting-book-blog-along (that's not the official name for it...the idea is so fresh I don't think it even has an official name yet!). The idea is to read a parenting book together and share our thoughts and reactions after each chapter. Krista suggested a book by Wayne Dyer which sounds really great. Here are the chapter headings:
- I want my children to value themselves
- I want my children to be risk-takers
- I want my children to be self-reliant
- I want my children to be free from stress and anxiety
- I want my children to have peaceful lives
- I want my children to celebrate their present moments
- I want my children to experience a lifetime of wellness
- I want my children to be creative
- I want my children to fulfill their higher needs and to feel a sense of purpose
I'm in for sure and can't wait to get my hands on this book. Don't you? Go on over to Krista's for more info or if you want in too ;0)
In the meantime, happy knitting!