This is so not a threat; just a "heads up". Didn't feel it was right to spring a "content" post on you without fair warning after having disappeared from the blogging community for so long. Truth is I'm not sure i even have any content to share.
Also didn't want to overwhelm you with any stimulating photos I had taken - mainly because i haven't taken the time to upload any pictures in months. In the time I've been away i turned 41, completed an overhaul of a home we purchased, spent countless hours driving to and from said home, listened to an insane amount of NPR while driving (which actually helped me keep my sanity), played with my kiddos - a lot, attended synagogue with my kiddos - a lot, and stayed away from the computer - a whole lot.
I am also now officially the mama of a teenager and this past Saturday we celebrated as Ezra became a Bar Mitzvah. The months that our family spent planning, learning, studying and giggling in the car may just warrant its own post - people, i may have "content" to share after all. In the interest of full disclosure, there may have been some fighting in the car but I will spare you that because this is my blog and i was in no way involved in said fighting. My role was to drive the minivan, safely and attentively, with a huge grin on my face while listening to kiddo who was not fighting chant Torah in the back seat. I will miss that; but not to worry because yesterday was David's birthday - he turned 11 and so it won't be long before Torah chanting in the minivan will resume.
I've also learned new things about myself during these months. For years I have been a self proclaimed homebody - and a happy one at that. But purchasing a home in the city changed all that. I now go to read at the library, fondle wool at the local yarn shop, drink coffee and browse at the bookstore, workout at the gym, study at the synagogue, and last week I even bought ribbon from a brick and mortar fabric shop. I still enjoy the country but in all honesty, I now have this feeling of being "stuck" when I am there for more than a day or two. I no longer want to live an hour away from trader joe's, target, barnes and noble, or our synagogue. In the country (where we live) there is no place to buy organic fruit or veggies, milk or meat. So after 13 years of country living we are moving. More on this, and our new home, next week.
Finally, for the time being at least this space will focus more on "play" and a bit less on the "stitches" part. I plan to post even when I haven't made anything. I plan to post even if I haven't taken any pictures. I plan to post even if I don't have anything, in particular, to say. From now on I plan to post when I feel like writing - because lately I have felt like writing. I know what you're thinking - and I will admit it; I am a rebel.
I will be back here next week. Greg is working all weekend so we're on our own and we are busy. Shabbat services at synagogue tonight and tomorrow we head to the statewide computer competition to support David - Ezra won his division 2 years ago so middle kiddo has a lot to live up to. Then hebrew school on Sunday so that we can meet up with our peeps.
Wishing you many giggles and much joy this weekend!