a comforting thing

I have finally moved into my new home. I am very happy to be there, where everything is just as I like it. Some of my rooms need a little renovation and TLC, so while it may not look exactly the way my mind’s eye imagines it, I am wonderfully happy. I even have a whole shelf in my kitchen cupboard for teaware. A whole shelf, just for my teacups! I am gifting myself a new teapot, something I have wanted for a long time- a 4 cup Cobalt Betty teapot. I love the blue and I think it will pop next to my Nana’s Virginia Rose dishes.

In other news, I finally have the itch to read and knit again. It’s been a long five months… little reading, little crafting, lots of scrolling. Right now, all I want to do is relax on the couch with some knitting and watch a podcast or two. I have a hat to finish, and then I have a crochet market bag to finish. Lots of things, here and there. I have a delightful backlog of patterns on Ravelry to work up, and I want to get into sewing, too. I have a little desire in me to learn how to quilt…

I’m still flicking through Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon. I’m a little over halfway now. I would like to actually finish up a series for once- in addition to the Outlander series, I have been reading the Ceridwen Saga, The Wheel of Time, and The Witcher. I would actually like to sit down and read The Game of Thrones for once, as I have only ever touched the first book. I enjoy series reading- I truly do- but I never seem to finish them. Oh, too- there’s all of the Robin Hobb books, which while aren’t a technical series– are all tied together. I wouldn’t mind dedicating my reading time to working on series, just plunking away at them a book at a time.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about what it means to keep a blog in this day and age. I have briefly talked about it before, and today I was thinking about how I enjoy weekly email newsletters. I consider this blog a type of little newsletter from my neck of the woods, a comforting place. Sometimes, I think about “Who cares?” and “Why would people want to read about my puttering around, crafts, and reading?” but then, I remind myself that I enjoy reading blogs like that, just people sharing their lives. This is my life, and to me, it is a comforting thing.

Until we meet again~

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