When Silence is a Good Thing

You know that saying, “Silence is golden.  Unless you have a toddler.  Then it’s very, very bad.”  Or something like that.  Well, I’m definitely not a toddler, so let’s say that a long absence from this blog means things are going pretty well!

I have mentally started 10 or 12 posts in the last several months, but never made it to a keyboard to get them online.  I think somewhere I have pictures of baby gift #2 (baby boy was born before Thanksgiving, and I got to hold him when he was 2 days old, and he’s sweet, and his mommy loved his gifts and his daddy loved the meals I put in their freezer).  If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen my finished Legion of Boom socks (which I proudly wore to watch my Seahawks decimate the Denver Broncos!!) as well as another pair of socks I’ve started.  I also made myself a couple of shrugs recently.  I have no pictures of those, I really should try to get pictures of me wearing them for you.

Currently, I have another secret project going.  I’ve been doing a lot of knitting, and zero cross stitching.  I broke my sewing machine a few months ago while trying to hem a pair of jeans – okay, so the whole machine is probably not broken, but it’s more than just the needle that’s broken.  Yes, I sewed over a pin.  Yes, I continued to use the broken needle, because denim.  There’s no way I’m hand-hemming denim!  But it caused more damage than just the broken needle.  I’m sure I would make a repair person very happy by bringing it for a look!  But for now it sits on the table, because I don’t have time to deal with it!

Beyond my hooks and needles, church is great, work is great, the kids are great, the dog is great.  My yard is not great.  We’ve been in this house for almost 5 years, and I still don’t have it the way I want it.  I think it’s time for me to declare “I’m just not a gardener”, plant flowers in containers and do my best to keep grass alive.

On a personal note, next month marks the end of the series of “one year ago today” moments I’ve been living through.  I think passing the one year marker on several key moments in my divorce has been a good thing.  But I’m glad they’re coming to an end.  I don’t want to live the rest of my life marking the passage of time based on something painful.

I’m not going to end this post by making promises to be a better blogger.  If you’ve stayed with me through the last 6 and a half years, you know I have long silences with bright moments in between.  I’m glad that some of you are inspired by what I write, and what I stitch.  I’m grateful for your comments and your shares over the years.  I take it as a good sign that I’ve had the urge to write more recently.  Schedule willing, I’ll be back again…sometime……

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