i woke up in the worst mood today - things here have been pretty stressful lately. our house situation isn't great, and there's no immediate prospect of being able to move out of it. i have tendonitis in my foot, & haven't been able to run or go to the gym for weeks. the studio refurb, which should have been simple, just seemed to be dragging on forever. i didn't sleep well last night, & woke up with a splitting headache. then i banged my leg off the bath with such force that i gave myself a 6-inch bruise down my shin. i had to be at the studio early so i could make sure i was in for a courier delivery - and early mornings are, dare i say it, not me at my best. the dog was being a nuisance, it was threatening to rain, and we ran out of loo roll.
there just wasn't enough coffee in the world to fix this morning.
and then, this happened:
and i realised something. no matter what worries i have, what annoyances plague me, or what petty things i decide to focus on - i'm pretty damn lucky, actually. as soon as i start working, everything else just fades into the background. sure, i'm still a little stressed - i've been away from the studio for so long, stock is ridiculously low, and i have a ton of work to catch up on. but still, i get to spend the day doing something i love - and because of all of you, my amazing customers, i even get to earn a living at it. i get to create lovely things, and pass them on to other crafty folk, who use them to create some amazing & beautiful work (if you don't believe me, check out the OMA group gallery on Ravelry!). so in a way, i'm not just making yarn - i'm making the possibility of something even better.
so, thank you all for supporting me - because of you, i got to spend my afternoon piling up little bundles of possibility, ready to head off to become something fantastic:
pretty damn lucky.