Just a few days after talking about not wanting to overshare, I’m back, hopefully not quite oversharing. There are some changes coming in my life, small changes which might possibly be the start of something big. I don’t want to give out too many details because
I might jinx it… it might not be the start of anything at all. If it is the start of something, it could, very likely would force me to rethink the way I blog, to redefine (or possibly really define for the first time) what I’m blogging for.
Something happened this week. Something small, but exciting. It really shook me up in a not-entirely-bad way, and brought me face to face with some deep seated fears and insecurities which I hadn’t had to deal with in a long time. I’m not going to say much more about it, except that I did not back down.
I did not back down.
Peace Corps News
In addition to the not-talking-about-it stuff I got a call last night, from Abby, around 7PM my time (11PM hers). Actually it was a ring-and-hangup, which is the signal that I am to call her. She’s living with a new ‘host family’ in Senegal, the food is unfamiliar, they’ve changed her anti-malarial meds and she was feeling really, really bad. I knew I was going to get that call sooner or later, but I guess I was hoping for later. I think I handled it pretty well, and she was able to go back to bed. (Yes, she’s in bed before 11 these days, they work the volunteers pretty hard…) I’ve gotten two pictures of her departure from the States and arrival in Senegal, but nothing of where she’s living now. I just keep telling myself she’s doing fine, and I think I almost believe it.
Enough of That “Real Life” Stuff, How About Yarn?
I need to follow through and set up my Ravelry store. Once I do that, I’ll publish the Vexing Socks pattern and put a (limited time) coupon code here on the blog. I’ve been dragging my feet long enough, so consider this my public commitment to get the shop up within a week. I’ll test it out with a free pattern, then post the socks.
Huh. Should I change my Ravelry name to match my blog? Or do Ravelry stores have to match the user name? Need to find out…
Blog Contests and Giveaways
I didn’t win the Mooglyblog Yarn Happy giveaway. I joined their Cast Off Chemo giveaway (13 October), the $200 worth of yarn from Swans Island giveaway (drawing date unknown) and a drawing for 2 skeins of Evonwee yarn (3 November) and a skein of Willow Daily DK yarn from Kangarth Knits (20 October).