I will not puzzle over how it got to be the middle of July because I know these last few weeks have been packed. But it does seem a good time for a check in.
I have been knitting – a lot. I finished my quarantine prayer shawl using the last of my hand painted yarn from our Shetland trip in 2017. I am ready to start the sleeves on one sweater and started a new color work sweater (link will take you to Ravelry). I am also making my way on the mystery shawl and while I have fallen behind on the clues, I have not had to unravel any of the lace which is a win!
I have been reading. I finished Such a Fun Age, So Lucky, White Fragility, and Bookshop on the Shore. I am close to finishing The Very Good Gospel and Make Time and learning a lot from both. Our library is slowly opening up, right now for returns or curbside at a few locations. I have appreciated the abundant collection of audio and ebooks at our library.
I have walked a lot of miles. Thanks to our mild weather, I can just open the door and take a walk. as things warm up,I will need to aim for earlier walks but I think I might be ready to up my daily step count goal.
I have been decluttering. I have gone through most of what I brought home from dad’s place and now I am working on my closets. I have a room that will become a guest room soon. I need a place for my sister to stay once travel opens up. She used to get a hotel near dad but now we will be able to sleep under the same roof. And it will make grandson sleepovers a possibility too.
I have not paid much attention to the garden. I have worked on clearing a corner that has been taken over by ivy. I haven’t felt the siren song of the garden but it could still lure me in.