Well, I missed posting for the last two weeks, and I have thought about what I wanted to say every single day I was not posting, but when I finally had a chance to sit down I just could not compel myself to actually work on the blog. I've had a lot of thoughts swirling around inside the ol' brain space, including thoughts on knitting, sewing, work, parenting, and my best friend moving away. It's just... a lot to wrap my mind around all at once, so I have just been focusing on not resorting to sugar and shopping therapy to soothe my frayed emotions.
I finally finished the gigantic golden gloves for my partner's 17 year-old son. They are too big for anyone in the house except for the men, which is fine with me. I never want to knit another glove. N.E.V.E.R.
The following has absolutely nothing to do with making/creating/crafting. So if you only want to read about that stuff, stay tuned for future blog posts.
A week ago I cleaned a house with my best friend for the last time ever. She is moving away from Maine, back home to her family in St. Louis. I am going to miss her terribly. We've had quite a journey together over the last 6 years, our lives running surprisingly parallel to each other. She is a wonderful artist and a much better writer than I am, I hope I can get her to post a guest blog here once in a while about her creative process because it is so different from my own. Maybe once she is settled in her new home and has the mental space and energy to get into a creative zone she would be willing to say hi to all 3 of my readers. ;)
Lindsay, I am going to miss you so much. I know we will still have texting and video chats, but it won't be the same as just dropping by and sharing a pot of soup and cups of tea while we talk about whatever. You led the way for me and showed me how to listen to my inner voice and speak up for myself. I've watched you grow, gain confidence and follow your own path. We have not always agreed about things, but you have always been willing to talk things through so that we are able to come back to each other. You are the first best friend I had as an adult, you have taught me a lot about loving myself and other people unconditionally. Thank you, I have so much gratitude for everything we have gone through together. I love you.
I'm going to end this post here, I have other things I want to talk about, but I will make a separate post for them and leave off with some of my favorite pictures of Lindsay.