October 07, 2006


It's been a long, long time since I posted anything. I consider giving up blogging altogether sometimes, but then I miss it and come back. I've been struggling with my depression again for most of 2006, but things are beginning to improve again.

It helps that I sent my two youngest kids (12 & 14) to school this fall instead of homeschooling. It was what they had been wanting. Although I don't consider it ideal, I realized that neither was homeschooling them when my heart just wasn't in it. We had all become complacent -- except my 16 yo daughter who is very self-motivated. Anyway, my boys seem to have adjusted well to the change and seem to be doing well.

I have been getting back into knitting and crochet lately. Part of my motivation is that my oldest daughter is about to have a baby girl in January. I'm really excited, so I'm trying to make a few things before her baby shower at the end of the month to go with the baby bouncer we're going to get her. I'm currently working on a crocheted baby dress, and I have plans for making an afgan with sheep on it -- you'll just have to see it. The pattern was in a book that was given to me -- one of those really old and tacky books with very outdated stuff made of hideous yarn in colors outside the natural spectrum in it. I almost put the book in my donation pile until I saw the cutest baby afgan pattern. I plan to put up some pictures as these things materialize. We'll see.

Anyhow, and now on to another topic. It's my blog, so I can do it my way. I was kind of embarrassed that I can't be consistent at what kind of blog this is. I kind of went off into politics for awhile during the 2004 election. I'm still a conservative and still interested in politics, but I really don't enjoy blogging about it that much. The main reason is that it's such a hot topic, and I don't really get my thrills by arguing with people. Some people enjoy it, and those people are better at it than I am. I still may throw in the occasional political post just for fun. I don't plan on doing a strictly "knitting blog" either. I guess I will just post about anything that interests me at the moment. Again, we'll see.

Until then...

Posted by 2Flower at October 7, 2006 12:50 AM | TrackBack