One Year

 

One year ago today, we moved to be closer to my sister and my family where I grew up. Can you believe it? I cannot. A friend asked me if I had adjusted and I said 'almost'. Moving during a pandemic has raised some challenges. I still haven't joined a gym nor do I seek to be with tons of people. If you remember, I wanted to have a 'bubble' and being with family has achieved that goal! I miss my friends and country dirt road walking but I do like this house and living in a neighborhood and having museums and shopping close by. (not the greatest sentence but it says what I want it to say)

Right this very second, the roofers are here banging away, bless them, because it's going to be a hot day. Frodo yet again is sleeping on the loveseat completely oblivious. I'm sure Holly is hiding under our bed. I'm in the kitchen typing away. 

Hot weather is back and I'm trying so hard not to hate it. Seriously, why can't we have 70-80 degree weather? Why does it have to get to 90? I will always be a winter lover and nothing you say can change my mind. I will valiantly try my very best to live in the now and push away romantic visions of Autumn.



I've been reading The Woman from Cabin 10 in the evenings and have been entertained by an unreliable narrator. On my kindle, I'm reading The Thing about Clare.  This one is entertaining as well. I've been on a mini streak of good books. I've fallen away from thinning out my books and need to return to culling the collection. I moved them here, I need to read them and move them along to happier homes.

The grandson's Christmas sweater is almost done, I'm so excited. There are many things I want to knit for him and summer is the perfect time to have small amounts of wool in my hands so I don't get too hot. 

If you are Canadian, happy July 1st (Happy Canada Day) and if you are American, happy Fourth of July a few days early! I will be taking a long weekend break and be back here next Wednesday for some knitting news.


Comments

  1. That little sweater looks wonderful! Moving and adjusting to a new place can be so hard, but it must be great to live closer to family.
    Those books sound interesting, I'm going to see if I can find them.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. We also moved during the pandemic, and like you, I find it hard to want to break out of my home. Truth be told, though, I have always been a homebody! I am also a reader, and am currently reading Into The Drowning Deep, by Mira Grant. It is good so far! Have a lovely weekend!

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  3. Your house really looks lovely and will be even more so when the roof is done! I just got back from my walk this morning where I saw several houses being re-roofed. and was especially glad that I was not roofing today.

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  4. Having a hard of hearing/deaf dog has its advantages. Especially when there are loud noises going on 'right there'. But it is also a challenge especially if you are calling for them. My deaf female is beginning to learn hand signals. She may be deaf but she is very smart. That baby sweater is absolutely precious. Cantwait to see what will be next for the wee lad. Happy 4th!

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  5. Even 70-80 is too hot for me! I’m looking forward to autumn 🍂

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  6. Hard to believe it has been a year already.

    It has taken me a long time to feel settled. Doubt that I did the right move still creeps in once in awhile.

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  7. As you know, we probably have another move or two in our future, so you are a great role model with how you have adjusted so well to the changes in your life. Have a wonderful Independence Day. Stay cool!

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  8. I think I will try reading "The Thing about Clare". The other book doesn't interest me. Time does fly. Yes this pandemic has made everything seem just a little bit off. Enjoy your knitting and your reading.

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  9. Oh yes, summer.... Not my favorite at all either, with the high temps. I try not to think too much about it, but sometimes it scares me badly that with climate change it will only get warmer ( and maybe never really just that wintry again... ). I hope the roofers didn't melt...
    Your grandsons' sweater looks adorable !

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  10. Happy anniversary! I am glad that I am not the only one who struggles with summer heat! I have learned through the years to just surrender to it and know that a) I am going to have less energy than usual and, b) I need to be careful of spending too much time outside, because it triggers my migraines.

    I loved the Woman in Cabin 10 for the same reason as you do; the unreliable narrator. I've read many of her books since then and really enjoy them a lot. Your grandson's sweater is wonderful! I am knitting a blanket for my grandbaby to be - they have found out the sex but aren't telling us yet! LOL!

    Happy 4th of July, Karen!

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  11. I missed your move as I was having an online break then, you were very brave to move during a pandemic. How lovely to hear that you have read so many good books recently, it is so good when we find a good book to read. Your grandson's sweater is gorgeous. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  12. What a darling little sweater. The color is beautiful - such a nice green. I never was one for groups of people and since the pandemic I am happiest puttering around at home or spending time with close family or a few good friends. Have a nice weekend.

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  13. Happy one year anniversary living in your new home! I love the gazebo and outdoor space you have. The sweater looks amazing so far and good to get it done well before Christmas. I also love Autumn and Winter too. They are so relaxing and cozy, good for knitting too. I don't like when it is really hot in the Summer either. Take care!

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  14. Hard to believe it has been a year! You seem to be settling in well. Your grandson's sweater is lovely. I need to go through books and cull some too.

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  15. Wow, I cannot believe it's been a year already - so glad you're "almost" settled in!

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  16. Happy year anniversary and 4th July. I read the Woman in Cabin 10 for the bookclub a few years ago. I'm no longer in a bookclub, it was more about chatting over the meal than a good discussion x

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