Wednesday, February 17, 2016

What I'm Doing (Instead of Netflix)

Hi Friends.

I've been trapped in a cycle of not-blogging. It has many sources, but one of them is wanting to come up with a REAL post to jump back in with. Something with nice pictures and/or profound thoughts, organized and coherent and thoroughly spell-checked.

Well, enough of that way of thinking. It's naptime. I have a moment. I have a job that I need to do that I'm currently procrastinating. What better way to do so than by posting here?

I am trying really hard to reclaim my precious naptime from the black hole that is Netflix. I binged on the first season of Fixer Upper (which I loved, but now I can't stop thinking about cased openings), and the shows I watch regularly (Once Upon a Time (don't judge) and The Walking Dead (yes, zombies)) are gone until spring.* So!

I will tell you what I'm working on instead.

Several months ago I got an email out of the blue inviting me to teach a course on Catholicism and Literature ... and I accepted! I am very grateful, and excited, and just a wee bit terrified ... because now I have to manage my time wisely. What part of it I am in control of, which has not been a lot this year ... we seem to have been beset by illness after illness, ear infections and tummy bugs and eye infections and the croup and sinus infections ...

As it happens, I do have a picture for this blog post, a knitting picture so that I can link up with Ginny. Well, a pre-knitting picture, I guess. I am going to make myself a pair of thrummed slippers, and the yarn is wound, and the thrums are all made, and there they have sat for about a week, untouched. But it is very pretty to look at, isn't it?


  1. Thrummed slippers are wonderful. And so very warm. Lots of luck on your new teaching gig. Sounds like you are enjoying it!

  2. lovely things. sorry for all the illnesses. that's hard! exciting about teaching the class!

  3. Do you think you'll share more about this class you're teaching? I didn't have the privilege to attend Catholic schooling of any kind, so even though I'm a cradle Catholic I don't have the least bit idea what a course like that would entail. I would love to hear more!

    Also, boo to the sicknesses. I'm hoping it's on the up and up for you and your crew now because that truly is hard.

  4. I'm in the same sort of not-blogging cycle.
    I hope you all get well and stay well for a long time!

  5. I am excited for you! and you know what? you are living life and raising kids which is very very busy for you. Congrats on the class.