I feel like I have a million things to tell you, which calls for a bulleted post!
-I’m at that stage with a busy, walking baby that makes it difficult to do much knitting, but I’ve been trying to work at least a couple of rows on my Find Your Fade Shawl everyday. I’ve also been reading, which is a bit easier because I can do it while Mabel nurses. I finally read The Awakening of Miss Prim, and while I enjoyed it, I would have preferred that there had been a bit more completion to the story. I’m reading A Gentleman in Moscow now, and I like it. It’s not a fast paced story, at least not yet and I’m about a third of the way through, but it’s very good. I’m also reading Anne of Green Gables right now, aloud to my girls. I only first read it myself a few years ago (I know, I’m way behind!) and I am enjoying it so much more this time around. I think it’s better as a read aloud, and I love sharing it with my girls. I plan to read through the whole series this time. I’ve also been watching a little of the new Netflix series, Anne with an E. I like the show just fine as long as I don’t compare it to the book too much. I only halfway watch shows anyway, just to have something to watch while I knit. I don’t like too much action or complex stories, and definitely nothing racy or inappropriate. Anne with an E fits the bill. (edited to add: I’m 3 or 4 episodes in now and shaking my head at some of the unnecessary and unpleasant changes they have made to the story.)
-We listed our old house “for sale by owner,” a little over a week ago and it is under contract now. I’m nervous to share too many details, but if all goes well, I will be able to introduce you to the new owners by the end of summer! I am not sure that I ever properly shared the finished triple bunks. We didn’t get everything finished until we moved out. Isn’t that the way it goes? I included some photos of the house here so you can see both it and the bunks!
-I had a very encouraging doctor’s appointment last week. As I shared earlier this year, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in January. Since then I have made some pretty major diet and lifestyle changes and it seems that it’s working! My antibodies are way down from what they were and my doctor thinks that I am on the road to going off my medication sometime in the near-ish future. I’m still struggling with adrenal fatigue and some gut issues, but am very pleased with how far I’ve come. Based on the comments that I received on that original post, I suspect that some of you might be interested to learn more about what I have done specifically to heal. I’ll share details very soon. We are absolutely swamped with final work at our old house, and just day to day living right now. Sweet Mabel is under the weather as well, so that is definitely slowing us down. Of course, slowing down is one of the very things I have worked to do over these past six months. It’s a tricky business, slowing down while raising a family, isn’t it?
-Please check back on Saturday because I have a lovely and unique fundraiser and giveaway planned. There’ll be a chance to win some of our own honey and a few other fun things!
p.s. There is still yarn in the shop!