This is a photo from my outing the other day. I was mostly on trails, walking and running. In this photo, you can see Red Rocks Amphitheater in the center. It always amazes me to see it, just sitting there.
I might work on sewing a blouse today. I bought the fabric and pattern about a month ago, and they are just sitting on my sewing machine waiting. The sweater took a lot of time and effort, so I didn’t feel I could start another project at the same time. Except of course for the pair of socks I am knitting. Socks, I love knitting socks. They were relief knitting. The sweater was intense. Socks are comforting.
It sort of amazes me that I worked so hard for so long and in the end, I get to do what I always wanted. I always wanted to be a housewife. I am not good at being married, so that had to be abandoned. But now after all the years I have worked, I have a pension and am providing for myself without working… and I get to be a homemaker. I always felt that was my highest calling.
Seems anachronistic in this world of Women’s Rights, and Women’s Grand Accomplishments.
I am grateful that I got to get an education, I am glad to look at the wall and see my Bachelors and Masters degrees. I am glad that I had a wonderful career for as long as I did. And then I am incredibly grateful that somehow I hung in there for the last 5 or so years when it was not enjoyable at all. Being in the workplace as a 60+ woman was as unpleasant as anything else I have ever done.
And now I am thrilled, absolutely thrilled, that I get to go to a meeting and church in the morning. That I get to come home and decide what I am going to do after that. Today I may start that blouse. Or I may go to the yarn shop and decide on my next knitting project. Which must be a bright colored thing that may have lace, but may not have structure. No sleeves to pick up and knit. No side seams. No neckline to pick up. I just want to knit something beautiful that is fun to knit.
I am more grateful than words could begin to express. God has been so very good to me.