Wednesday, 3 September 2014

I'm Still Here!

Still here, but still in limbo. Husband has started his new job and we still don't have a home. No, I'm not happy about that. My poor children have had enough, and are in complete meltdown. In an attempt to help them to feel more settled I have started to fill our days with "normal" activities and spending time with other children. It miiiight be working...certainly the local natural parenting community have been very welcoming!

It's taken a very long time, but I'm finally at (three rows from) the end of clue 2 on my Follow Your Arrow. There isn't much opportunity for knitting while we are all out of routine. The boys need my constant presence and attention. I was really hoping to be finished clue 2 and clue one of my Family Tree, but I haven't even managed to cast it on yet. And besides, I have some doubts about my yarn choices...shhh...

I read The Body on the Beach and I Don't Know How She Does It while we were staying at Mammar and Bapar's. They were charity shop finds, since all of my books are packed away summer, including the ones I bought for summer reading. Doh! The first I chose because I like the radio productions of some of the author's other works. It was a fine example of the gentle murder mystery genre

I Don't Know How She Does It was suggested to me by a friend a long time ago, when I was deep in postnatal depression and still trying to do my PhD full time. I wept and wept all the way through this book. It totally reinforced my conviction that the sacrifices we have made are worth it for the lifestyle we are able to have as a family.

The Politics of Breastfeeding is what I have lined up to read next. I have downloaded it as my first ebook. I'm having a bit of a love affair with my tablet. When Husband bought it for me, when I was expecting Bob, I didn't really use it to its full potential, and I'm still not, but I have started to expand my usage. I'm using it for my knitting patterns, since we have no printer set up, and for podcasts to listen to in the car and while feeding at night, as well as for catch-up TV during night feeds and now for reading! My favourite podcast at the moment, should you care for a recommendation, is Radiolab. During a long, traffic-delayed drive recently we all enjoyed the one about the extinction of the dinosaurs!

I'm desperately hoping to claw a bit more time for knitting or reading soon, I really find that without it I am Not Nice To Know. I need that little bit of focus to keep me centred. What are you crafting or reading this week? Don't forget to pop over to the Yarn Along at Ginny's to check out what everyone has been making!



  1. I did not know about your personal life situation. Are you staying with family or friends? Renting? Something else? Do you mind if I pray for your family?

    1. Thank you Ranee, we are staying with family, and hopefully we will have our home soon! Your prayers are a gift x