Hello there! 2024 has started out rather crazily for me: injuries, financial upheavals, accidents (vehicular and otherwise), spectacular emotional blow-ups, resurgence of long forgotten ailments, and just general weirdness — I’ve contended with them all in the last month. And of course, there are the global/national events. It definitely has NOT been boring. When I was getting my teeth cleaned last week, the hygienist was experiencing a bout of craziness as well, and we joked that maybe Saturn is twisting or some such (I don’t know much about astrology) and the full moon is probably messing with us.
How are things for you?
To counter the crazy and to fortify myself, I’ve been turning to coziness. Piping hot cups of tea and coffee. Sewing. Painting cute things. Reading cozy mysteries. Chatting with friends. Cooking hearty meals for my family. Cuddling with my cat. And yes, knitting. I think the coziness is helping?
And speaking of cozy, I have some more Creativebug classes coming up in February — here’s a little sneak peek (if you want to see all the classes I’ve taught so far click here and grab whatever great deal is going on):
I love Creativebug, I really do.
Anyway, when circumstances feel tilted toward the unwanted, I practice appreciating as much as I can (though I could be better at it) and I allow myself to think, “something amazing must be happening soon.” In my 52 years of living, the truism has held up without fail: this too shall pass. One of the most edifying parts of growing older is knowing that I can handle the lows and enjoy the highs, often simultaneously. With that thought propelling me forward, I’m going to sign off here. If I find pockets of time, I will create something fun for Valentine’s Day and post it in the next week or two.
Take care, friends!
P.S. The knitting project up there is yet another scarf. I claimed that I would knit a sweater and I am determined to do so at some point in 2024, but right now a simple scarf feels just right.