Throughout the week I collect moments of joy to share here on Fridays. Noticing the small things creates true happiness and I really need to do this work today. I spent last week on an Inauguration high, but crashed pretty hard this week. I’ve been irritable, yelling, crying, and just plain mean. The late winters are a difficult time for me and I really battle the urge to curl up into a ball and do nothing, so today I’m digging deep and looking for the bright spots.
+ My new desk arrived last weekend and my husband and I got it set up on Wednesday. He also moved my big L-shaped desk down to the basement (which was An Ordeal) and I’m going to set it up for my sewing machines. This new blogging desk takes up less space in our bedroom, so it’s nice to finally see that area open up again.
+ I have this mint rolling cart from Michaels set up with all of my writing supplies and library books next to my desk. I’ve decided that I’m going to buy another one in lemon to hold my active handsewing and knitting projects so that I don’t have to store them in the basement when I’m not working on them.
+ I got a big box of yarn from Knit Picks earlier this week!
+ When I take Colton to his treatment center in the mornings, I usually get to listen to a local radio show called The Exchange. The topic on Wednesday was The Power of Poetry: Why It Matters and How It’s Evolving. The host interviewed 3 poets who picked apart Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem (don’t worry – they were all in awe of her work) and shared their own love of poetry. There were lots of call ins and emails from people who also shared some of their favorites. It was wonderful to listen to!
+ Snowfall on Tuesday night!
+ I finished my Hermione Everyday Socks.
+ I got to go into the library to browse for 20 minutes on Monday! They only just reopened to the public and I was their very first appointments (of course).
+ Our statewide Covid case numbers are finally going down. And it seems like the vaccination rollout is going relatively well here in New Hampshire. What a relief!
+ I found my warm pants so I can go outside to play without freezing to death.
+ We put in our annual Fedco Trees order. Spring is coming!
+ We planted our goat willow about 5 years ago and have never gotten more than 1 woolen catkin on it a year. This year it looks like there are several. I can’t wait to watch it bloom.
+ Last night’s Wolf Moon was amazing.
That’s it from me this week. What’s brought you joy lately?
I hope your weekend is exactly what you need to feel refreshed and rejuvenated. I hope to be back on Monday to do this all again!