I really shouldn’t be here

I am the master of procrastination. I really shouldn’t be here or doing this right now. Well I should be “here” as in physically sitting at my computer, and doing “this” as in writing stuff too. But not here on the blog and not this post. I have 4 majorly large essays and reports due mid April. I am saying mid-April because that makes it feel far away in the future than it really is. Being a full time grad student while being a full time mom, wife, chauffeur, cleaner and lots of the other things I do in life is a constant struggle between doing the things I should be doing and doing the things I want to be doing and artfully pretending I forgot about the things that are too exhausting or bore me out of my brains (I am looking at you housework). I also realized the last time I was here was in October. That is a lot of months. In that time I did tons of stuff, including write a ton of essays, travel to Egypt for Christmas break, knit lots, read lots more and generally be my awesome wonderful and totally busy self. I also had a birthday in November and for the first time in my life felt that I genuinely liked myself for who I was and didn’t want to change or improve a single thing, yes I want to lose weight, but that is cosmetic, and almost like me wishing I had different bone structure.

I am going to try to sum up some of the highlights of the past few months

I knit my favorite hat

The magic of blocking your #knitting

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I had my entire needle set (circulars and DPNs) EVERYTHING confiscated at the airport

I rediscovered Egypt, went on a Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor and loved it.

#thisisegypt as it should be. As I want it to be. As it needs to be.

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Spice market. #thisisegypt

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Thousands of years ago an artisan chiseled this on the temple wall.

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Ramses the second. The narcissistic pharaoh.

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I knit a baby sweater

I love it when a #knitting project turns out really cute.

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I started a sock yarn blanket (again!)

I am not an addictive personality. #knitting #sockyarnblanket

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I discovered a new author and book series. I can’t wait for the next one

I just finished. I loved it. #adarkershadeofmagic

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I crocheted a tiny bunny

I made a bunny 🐰 #crochet #amigurumi

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And here I am writing essays

It is on.

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And from now on I am signing off the same way I see my daughter off to school every morning.

Be curious, be kind.

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