I was walking through Target the other day and the display of little kid rain boots made my eyes water. Certain things just catch me. My kids aren’t “kids” any more. When someone posted a picture of a kid I always thought of as Violet’s age behind the wheel of a car (learner’s permit), I felt personally attacked. I want to pause time. Seventh grade is seventh grade, so maybe not right this second, but I’m only months away from two teenagers, so maybe. This whole growing up thing happened over night not at all gradually over the last 14+ years. Why don’t people tell you? (Edited to add: I know people tell you, people never stop telling you, that’s the joke. It’s not funny if you have to explain it.)
My life is the good kind of boring. I clean. I read. I knit. I spend too much time on social media which makes me feel like it might be time to turn it off for a bit (but I like the pretty pictures!!!). I go to sporting events and nag my kids about screen time and picking up their rooms. I’m content and just typing those two words made me teary (ALL. THE. TIME. I TELL YOU.) because it feels so wonderful to be content after the last two years.
Let’s talk some things.
Reading: I read Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner (amazing writing) and The Guncle by Steven Rowley (I want this to be made into a movie or series so badly!!) I need some book suggestions. I miss having my book of the month subscription. I wish there was a version of that for an e-reader. (Someone steal that idea and make millions.)
Watching: The Gilded Age (HBO) – the costume and set design is absolute eye candy. And yay! for a return to episodic television. It’s written by the same person who wrote Downton Abbey and while I don’t love it as much as I love Downton, it has a similar feel. And Just Like That (HBO) – hated it. And watched every single episode. The Woman In the House Across the Street From The Girl in Window (Netflix) – I loved that this was suspenseful and funny. Satire lite. No spoilers, but the fight scene made me laugh out loud. It was just so ridiculous. I think that was the point?
Knitting: I finished a bunch of squares on my sock yarn blanket. If I keep up this pace I will finish some time in 2056. I’m currently knitting a pair of socks from a pair of socks because I didn’t like how they turned out when I did them the first time. I want to get those finished up this week, add a square to the blanket, and then start another project. Socks, sheep pillow, or a hat kit I have around. I haven’t decided yet. I’ll be doing some car passenger knitting in the next couple of weeks which is good because we desperately need some new dishcloths.
Making: An effort to get this house organized before we tear the upstairs apart. Actually, I just keep procrastinating (which is the reason behind the blog post today) so it’s a good thing it keeps getting pushed back.
So that’s me. What are your -ings? I hope this finds you all well and healthy.