Hello? *taps mic* Is this thing on?

It’s been a minute since I’ve been around these parts, hasn’t it? Not sure where my blogging mojo went — maybe I started wondering what the point of it is. I mean, I share my knitting on Instagram and with my knitting groups, is there a good reason to do this too? Anyone? Or maybe that’s my brain picking on me.

Overall I’ve been doing really well the last couple of months, as far as my emotional state goes anyway. I’ve felt a little lighter, happier, able to feel hopeful and optimistic. But the last few days have been rough. Our renovation crew has been back this week and I think I’d forgotten what the stress of that does — having guys in and out, dealing with Jack barking, making sure the husband and I are both happy with the work done, and then also dealing with work and family stuff. Adding to that is that we’ve decided to sell a house we’ve been renting for a few years, so we’ve been dealing with projects to get that property ready to sell. Oh yeah, and since that rental house is empty, we thought we’d use this time to get the floors refinished at our current house, since we can stay at the rental for a few days. No biggie … except for packing up and moving out everything on the first floor! Yesterday I got up to discover that Jack had started on yet another hot spot and that was just the straw that made my brain go kablooie.

So. Bah. Sorry, no shiny happy Bonny today, but I’ll share some good progress, how about that? Jack is fine. He got the fur trimmed and a dose of meds, plus some extra anti-itch meds for potential future use. The back of the house is done and ready for painters, who will come next week. The interior window trim will also be finished by the painters, so they can stain it the right color. The portable storage containers arrive Saturday so we can start loading up the furniture and boxes. The rental house is painted and has a cleaned-up lawn, and the contractor was supposed to be there this week to start the interior painting and odd jobs. With any luck, all the projects will be done and the rental house listed to sell within the next three weeks. I can make it three more weeks!

The funnest progress of all is my sweater project: I finished the body! Turns out fun yarn is the trick to enjoy doing miles of stockinette, at least for me. I’m delighted with the look and the fit and I hope I can speed through the sleeves. I’ll definitely have a new sweater to wear when fall comes around!

The yarn is Manos del Uruguay Alegria in Locura Fluo, and the pattern is Apogean. So far it’s very simple and easy to follow, just how I like it.

Happy Thursday, friends.

14 thoughts on “Hello? *taps mic* Is this thing on?

  1. Three weeks isn’t long to endure for an awesome abode! Poor Jack. Glad he is on the mend. I can’t wait to see your sweater all finished! The colors are awesome.

  2. All the work looks fantastic and then there is your sweater! Hang in there, it will all be better before you know it, although time does seem to move really slowly when things rough, huh. Hugs!!

  3. That’s a very happy sweater!

    And I’ve had moments of “why am I doing this?” with the blog, too. I think that’s part of what happens when you’ve been doing something for a while; no matter how much I enjoy it, there are times I have wondered if it’s worth doing. And you know what? As long as I am having fun with it, it’s worth it. When it’s no longer fun, it’s time to either stop or take a break or make changes so that it becomes fun again. I’ve been blogging for 15-ish years, and there have been lots of changes during that time in what makes blogging fun for me. I don’t have any quick or easy answers, but I wanted to let you know that it’s not just you.

      • My first few years of blogging was on a different platform (Blogger) and I deleted my first blog in a moment of… emotions… so I don’t have quite all of the history. But what I do have is still a lot, and very cool! I even still have a friend or two on here from those early blogging years, which is the best part. 🙂

  4. That sweater really is going to bring joy to cloudy grey days, it’s looking fabulous. I often wonder why I blog, but I like the routing of posting on Sundays and like it is a great way of storing memories.

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