I had taken my knitting with me down to the pool. Now, before you think that nominates me for most uncool mom of the year, I have to tell you that I have found the MOST wonderful way to end the day. Those children interested and I have been going down to the pool around 7:30 p.m. and staying until 8:30 or 9:00. There is almost no one at the pool. The day is ending. The heat of the day is dissipating. The splash and lap of the water is soothing. And I bring my knitting and work a few rows and then finally succumb to the pressure to "Please, Mommy, please, get in the pool!" It's lovely.
As I knitted away, relishing this feeling of utter tranquility, I looked at my yarn and needles and saw the most beautiful combination there of the metallic turquoise of the needles and the creamy pear green of the yarn.
On looking up and around, suddenly there was blue and green everywhere at the pool.
The vivid turquoise of the water,
The bright, fresh green of the grass stretching back behind the pool to the fountain,
These are good times at the pool. Calm memories, peaceful stitching, green and blue all around.