Tuesday, October 20, 2009


It's been awhile since I've felt like writing. Paul is on a work trip and with only the cat to talk to, I've been reflecting quite a bit.

Autumn is my new favorite season! The air is brisk and fresh, the cloud cover is thick and protective, and I have every excuse to bake, drink lots of hot tea, and curl up with a down blanket and knitting project. I have a lot of projects going just now, actually. It's been so long since I finished anything! Not just knitting, either. I picked up a sewing machine in August as a birthday gift to myself, and have been slowly learning how to sew sweet little things. Not curtains, like I need, because those are huge and tedious, but little fun things like project bags and wallets and a pincushion.

When my friends ask me what I've been up to for the last few days/weeks/months, my answer is always "I don't know, just busy I guess!" Things certainly haven't been easy since I left my job at the end of June, but they haven't been difficult, either. And that was the point--to alleviate stress and get back to good health. To answer some quick questions before I continue:

No, I'm not looking for another job.
No, I'm not pregnant.
No, I'm not doing nothing every day.

I'm learning to manage our home better. I'm learning how to make lasting knitted clothing items and gifts. I'm learning how to buy in bulk and cook delicious food efficiently. I'm learning to sew. I'm reading and getting enough sleep. I'm doing chores (which I suck at, so I can only get better, right?) and blessing my husband so that when he's at home we can spend time together or he can pursue his hobbies, rather than do chores. Oh, and I'm working on my business, Bumblebirch.

I'm content, something I haven't felt in a long, long time.

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