Still Here

Hello friends! I hope you are all doing well. There’s been a lot going on in the States and it’s been hard to focus. I feel like this comic sums it up really well.

Beyond that, I’ve definitely been feeling some melancholy this past week or so, for multiple reasons. Thankfully, the weather has been really beautiful here (finally). I find myself missing the heat, which is really stupid since the weather is pretty close to perfect right now.

I’ve mentioned this before, but my weekend walks have really been essential for my mental health. It’s the one way I can still feel like I’m exploring and seeing this little part of the world we’ve ended up in, while the rest of it is inaccessible to me. Lately I’ve been seeing an abundance of adorable wildlife while on my walks in the neighborhood and through trails – rabbits, birds, squirrels carrying their young. A robin made a nest in our front yard, and checking on “the cheeps” has been a favorite past time for the past couple of weeks (I stay far away from them so I don’t scare them). The cheeps are now fledglings, and I think they’ll leave the nest for good soon. I will miss the cheeps when they fly away.

I also got a new phone and I’ve really been loving the picture quality.

Hmm…what else have I been up to?

Husband and I are trying to watch more movies, since we are terribly behind. We watched Yesterday (super cute) and BlackKkKlansman (very good, and the last two minutes made me cry). We also tried watching Her Smell, since Alicia Bognanno from Bully composed the songs in it. I just couldn’t get into it and we stopped it halfway through; the pacing was just way too slow for my liking (Elisabeth Moss was really good though!)

As for shows, we have a void in our life now that we are done with Community. I’m so glad we gave that show a second chance! We watched Space Force too. I have mixed feelings on it. I really like the characters and enjoyed the show overall, but the plot and writing was kind of weak.

As for books, I’m slogging through The Witches by Stacey Schiff. This is the wrong book to read at 11 pm right before I fall asleep. There are SO. MANY. PEOPLE to keep track of, and I just am not really into it, but at least the mediocre reviews on Good Reads makes me feel better about myself for thinking that. I’m halfway through it and even though I know one of Gretchen Rubin’s rules for happiness is to stop reading books you don’t enjoy, I feel compelled to finish it.

I’ve been fitting in crafty projects here and there – sewing (gasp) that I’ll discuss in my next post, along with crochet.

A cheery project from last June’s Little Box of Crochet. Weaving in the ends is clearly my enemy.
A Two of Wands project. Can you tell I stopped counting my stitches? CAN YOU TELL?

I think that’s it for me. I’m going to go pretend to practice drums for ten minutes and then unwind. I hope you have a great week.

12 replies »

  1. I feel you–that illustration about what work is like is so true. All those things looming over you, and I’m supposed to focus on building menus and tables that seem so unimportant. It’s really hard.

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  2. I loved the cartoon. I feel that is so relevant to me right now. The quality of your photos is great. I would love to be by that stream right now. Our weather has been equally blissful, but we are in desperate need of rain.

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  3. Glad you’re still going on your walks. I should find some pretty nature around me. Somehow walking around my neighborhood doesn’t have the same effect! I’m so glad you liked Yesterday–I loved it so much. I like feel-good movies, especially right now!

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