It’s been nearly 2 months since my last post and I have to say, not too much has been going on! Life here has revolved around school and activities for the littles, a new puppy, being sick, and lots of yarn.
There are only a few months left of school for the kiddies and it feels so weird that I’ll have a kid in Grade 1 next year. Can they please stop growing? I love that they still love to cuddle and snuggle with their mama so I’m taking all that I get now! My oldest gave me two kisses the other night before bed and my heart pretty much melted. And speaking of melting, spring came ridiculously early here – almost too early for me. If you know me, you’ll know I love fall and winter, so when spring comes I start to get irritated because I know summer is coming. I’m the opposite of most people, but I hate summer. Not only do we have tons of mosquitoes, but I also hate that feeling of being sticky the second you walk out the door. Heat and me do not mix.
The winter has gone by with me being sick for most of it, just catching colds and flus every month it seems. I feel like my kids and I are just keeping the same cold, passing it back and forth every week since I can already feel the aches and headaches that come before getting stuffy and sneezy. When spring break rolled around, despite the fact that we were all sick, we decided to get a new puppy! We’ve had our other puppy for 6 months now and he loves to play, but our older dogs are only so so on his type of play, so we found another Bernese Mountain Dog who was living on a farm and we jumped at the chance to get him. He was about 5 months when we picked him up, two days into spring break, and he’s just adorable. So fluffy! He’s also huge, probably the same weight as our other Berner who’s about a year and a half older than him. But they both play together, which is great!
I’ve been playing with lots of yarn still, too, falling more and more in love with crocheting and trying new patterns that expand my skills. I also subscribed to a few crochet subscription boxes and bought my first hand-dyed skein which was kind of exciting. I have a crazy amount of projects on the go, and yet I recently decided that I want to really focus on knitting more. I’ve been off and on with knitting for years but I never really devote too much time for it, but I’m determined to figure it out! It’s been fun picking up my knitting needles again and finding tutorials online, though it’s hard to find beginner patterns that aren’t scarves, hats, or dishcloths. Not that I don’t like those things, but I want to try something different.
As far as reading goes, I promise I have been reading! I’m predicting that this year will be the year I read less than any other year, though. We’re about midway through April and I’m on my 11th book, which is so weird to think! In previous years I’ve read this much and more in just January! I really haven’t been following any book news or hype anywhere, I don’t know what any new releases are aside from the ones by favourite authors that I already have preordered, and I haven’t been buying any books aside from, again, the ones I had preordered. I have ordered some crochet and knitting books, but as far as other reading books go, nothing. Again, weird.
Currently, I’m reading some more Agatha Christie! I’ve been reading her Poirot series and decided to break from it with a standalone, reading Crooked House. I’m really loving her books so far and they seem to be the ones I gravitate towards. I also read the new Sophie Kinsella and I was a bit disappointed. I loved her book from a few years back, My Not So Perfect Life, and these past couple books haven’t been quite as good. I have a few other new releases on my bedside table and might start the newest Kelley Armstrong next since I love her Casey Duncan series.
And with my yarn stuff, I’m currently focusing on knitting a scarf, making a spring cowl from some hand-dyed yarn from Hooked on Homemade Happiness, and I plan to finish a virus blanket for my parents’ anniversary.
And lastly, this blog! I know I’ve been crap at updating it, but I’m hoping to do more – even if it’s a bit sporadic. A bit of news, though – I’ve hit 1,001 subscribers! It’s only taken 10 years, but it does feel kind of neat. I’m sure a lot of these subscribers are from a lot of my past content, but hopefully some stay around for what I’ve been posting lately.
I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to this spring so far! Have you read anything good? Have you made anything? Let me know!