Family, Love Updates, Grown Up Coloring and Hand Knitting

Last week had some bright moments and some not so bright moments. I talked about the rough part here last week, and I’m happy to say that we talked today. I didn’t know that I was going to see him, but I’m glad I did. I was able to share my thoughts and feelings (and French press) with him, and I was filled with a sense of relief when I saw him. He was relieved and happy to see me tooI don’t know what the future holds, but I’m happier today than I’ve been in the last week.

The fun parts of last week came as a result of my sister and nieces. They visited Mom’s house, so I spent most of my time there.

Baby Niece

oldest niece

We did some cool stuff in my neighborhood too. My friend, who is a veterinarian at Audubon, brought us behind the scenes and let my nieces feed the giant turtle. We watched them feed the stars as well, and we ran around in the fountains after that.

New Orleans Aquarium

They headed back home Friday evening, so I returned home and caught up on things that I didn’t do during the week. I went to church, spent time with friends, and did some meal planning.

I went to an Outcryย concert last week too, which featured some of my favorite Christian artists including Kari Jobe, David Crowder, Hillsong and more. My friends and I sat in a suite, which is my favorite way to enjoy any event (except Pearl Jam because I need to be in the front row for that.)

I also decided to join the grown up coloring book craze. I colored with my nieces last week, but I picked up an adult book at Michael’s too. It’s fun and relaxing, and i finished my first page today.

Is anyone else here doing this to destress or relax?

Is anyone else here doing this to destress or relax?

Sunday afternoon I decided to try something new, so I signed up for a hand knitting class at Michaels. It was an inexpensive way to spend the afternoon, and I left with a finished infinity scarf. I already know how to knit, but I did this without needles. Actually, I used my wrists and hands as if they were needles, which was an interesting and easy concept.

hand knitting Michaels

It looks like a loose braid.

Last week I said that I was going to focus on all of the positives in my life, and I did that. I’m thankful that there are so many reasons to enjoy life, and I’m looking forward to the month of August. It’s typically the hottest month in New Orleans, so I’ll be okay with it when it’s over. I’m also ready to start school again even though I enjoyed the summer break.

I’m not sure what the future holds. I have some things to figure out, but I feel hopeful. I’m pretty sure I’ll sleep a lot better tonight too.

 

13 thoughts on “Family, Love Updates, Grown Up Coloring and Hand Knitting

    1. Kenlie Post author

      I have to say that it’s quite fun to color. I enjoyed it as a kid, and I like it now too. I fully support you getting your own book. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. thursdayswithtoni

    I have had sporadic computer availability and time in the last two months….I read your post today and had to find the “back story”! Bless you as you move through life growing emotionally and relationally. The journey can be arduous at times…like straight uphill with a 200 pound back pack on your shoulders, but the view from the top will be breath taking!!! I would love to try to reconnect via phone again! If you have a window of time, call!!! Praying our windows will match!!!!!

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    1. Kenlie Post author

      It’s so nice to see this post from you, Toni. I’ll be in Oklahoma in September, and I will definitely make you aware of the dates when I solidify them. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Deb

    Hope that you can work things out with your friend. If it is right, if he is “the one” then God will open that door for you.

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    1. Kenlie Post author

      I don’t actually believe that there’s specific person who’s “the one.” I think they’re the one when you choose them, you know? God definitely knows my heart and the whole story, and I’m looking to him for direction in every area. Thank you for being so supportive. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Kenlie Post author

      Your mazes are absolutely awesome, much like you. I love that you draw those, and solving them looks like fun too!

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  3. Daisy

    Glad you two had a chance to talk. I thought of you when I was at church on Sunday. The pastor used his own marriage as an example. He said he and his wife can be walking and having a normal conversation when suddenly she tells him that something he said hurt her. He then added an aside for the men in the congregation…. “You know, men, when something you’ve said seems like a little ol’ marble? And that it couldn’t have hurt that badly? Listen to your wife. She will explain how what you thought was a little marble was actually a bowling ball that caused a lot of pain for her! ” And he encouraged men to work out those moments of hurt with their wives.

    I hope you were able to explain to him how what he may have thought was a little marble was actually a bowling ball big enough to cause you to want distance from him.

    I too like how you described him in your last blog post and wonder if it’s over for the two of you? it’s not my business, of course, and I wish you all the happiness in the world! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Kenlie Post author

      It wasn’t what he said as much as what he did. He thought nothing of it, but it mattered a lot to me. He’s aware now, and the amazing man I talked about definitely came through yesterday. I’m can’t say that it will change anything for us, but Ido feel loved and relieved. That’s good enough for today.

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      1. Daisy

        That’s what my pastor meant…anything the guy does or says that he may think is little..might be huge to the woman. ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you feel loved and relieved! ๐Ÿ™‚

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