To blog or not to blog – that is the question.
It used to be fun to blog, for me, but not anymore. I’ve run dry in the thought-department, at least thoughts that might be interesting to others.
So far I have tried to type this entry 3 times and I keep losing what I’ve just typed. I used to be a professional (medical) typist (transcriptionist), and typing at a good clip was my way of life. Not anymore. I use a flat keyboard (laptop) and it just isn’t like the old days when I could put my hands on the keyboard and go to town… not having to look where the letters are, not having the cursor jump around on me all over the screen, not having the text I’d just spent a while entering go suddenly away! It’s all very frustrating and to my shattered nerves at almost 70 years of age, it’s not fun.
I loved my old blog at JounalScape. I don’t love my blog here at WordPress. I’m thinking of cancelling it. It is costing me $99/year to keep it the way I have it set up. I could go for the cheaper version but not sure that would work either. Is this worth $99/year to keep? I can’t even remember when I last wrote an entry.
Summertime in New England is here and has been quite hot, quite wet for a while, but now has turned cooler and sunny. I am thankful.
My air-conditioners are thankful.
My dog is thankful, if she could talk, that is.
I am not thankful that old age is creeping into our lives here and is scaring me.
I am not thankful that the 36%, or however many there are (I refuse to take the blame for this debacle), elected a president that is so destructive to this country. Politics is making me crazy. I am worried. I have been visualizing this country being morphed into “The United States of Russia” soon. It’s all pointing that way. Unless something happens to change things but I can’t see it. There are no cahunas – no spines – left in Washington anymore. They are all letting Russia and its puppets just steamroll right over us all – dismantling our systems and slowly, but surely, taking over everything. You just watch..
Enough. I always seem to get back to politics. It’s making me crazy, like I said.
I have been crocheting in earnest now since 15 December 2016. That’s more than 7 months. I have way too many things to show you here that I’ve made. But here is my latest project (if I can figure out how to get photos in here!):
There we go. I am making squares. I’ve never done this technique for a blanket before, but I have all this leftover yarn from the Moorland Blanket job that I never did, so I’m using these lovely colors, from England. Colors of the Yorkshire Moors.
I make about 2 or 3 squares a day, usually 2. I have nowhere near as many squares as I’ll need (about 60 I figure), but I’m plodding along.
I’m also making two other blankets at the same time. Below is the Coast Ripple blanket, also yarns from England. This photo makes it look like it’s large enough, but I am following a pattern and I have many many more rows left to go.
Another one I’m working on is called “Hydrangea” – similarly, English yarns and colors – all actual colors of dried hydrangeas:
Belle keeps me company.
Belle is the best girl-collie in the whole world and outer space!I
I got into a “market bag” fad and made these, gave 2 of them away, and made a few more.
Anyway, I could go on and on, but I’ll stop now. My camera said I need to recharge the battery. Luckily, I have a spare battery recharging, so I need to change it.
That’s all for now. Back to my squares. Maybe by next summer I’ll have a squares blanket to show for all these hours of crocheting.
Oh, I almost forgot about the drapes I crocheted! I love them to pieces, in the front Reading Room.
Bex & Co.