When I first got on my train this morning to head to work, I figured it would be like any other given work day. I’d do some stitching on the train, do my job, come home, watch the first game of the World Series, and post an entry to show my work in progress status as of this evening.
But of course, life always decides it needs a little creativity in the mix, and oh boy… did I get some today.
And it all started on that train ride. I fell asleep on the train this morning – something I hadn’t done in months. I’ll blame the cold meds I took this morning for that, since I did manage to get a decent (for me) amount of sleep last night. So I missed the fifteen text messages I got from Erich trying to get my attention until I got to work, pulled out my phone, and went “Oh.”
Turns out our daycare provider was really sick with flu-like symptoms and was in no condition to take care of kiddos today. Erich used some good judgment and decided to nix dropping him off. Since he’s short on time to take off and I can do work from home, I quickly swung around the office to talk to my managers, gathered some projects that I knew were “home friendly” and jumped onto the first outbound train.
I was in Boston today for less than an hour.
Around 11, my train arrived back in Providence. Erich dropped Max and me off at the house and then headed to work. I did some quick prep of our living room to try to juggle a (now mobile!) baby and working remotely. It actually went pretty well. Max spent a good chunk of time bumbling around the floor or napping on the couch. I spent virtually the entire day sitting on the floor, laptop on the coffee table. I managed to complete a lot more than I’d expected to. It was exhausting, stressful, but I’m glad I made the choice to attempt to work rather than burn a day.
And I watched my little guy sit up on his own for the first time today.
That made it all worth it.
So for my work in progress photos today…
First up is Blue Jeans & Daisies by Blue Ribbon Designs, stitched 2 over 2 on 35 count denim linen from Weeks Dye Works and the called-for threads by Weeks. I completed the lady bug outlines and started doing the purple flowers between them this week. Not a ton of stitching, but any progress is better than nothing.
But really, the big wip picture is Max’s big milestone today. I’m a very proud mama:
He started creeping on the floor this week, too – so we’re learning all sorts of new things this week!
Now I think I may go collapse… I’m absolutely wiped out.