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Friday, February 4, 2011

I Finished my First Yule Gift (And Other News)!

My family is huge. I am the oldest of four and my fiance is the youngest of five. So that is at least seven people. Count the seven parents (total), nine nieces and nephews (as of right now), seven grandparents, and numerous friends... you can see how my Yule gift list gets rather long.

This year I am planning ahead. Instead of starting in November I am going to start now! Well, last month actually. And boy am I glad that I decided to plan ahead. I finished crocheting the first gift yesterday and I have rarely felt so relieved! The Goddess as Gift figure will make a gorgeous gift for one of my elders, and she is only the first of eight I plan on making! The picture on my projects page does not include the box she will be gifted in, which is also her "home" when she is not out on an altar. I will also be making some accessories to go with her, though I have not decided on what those are.

In Blogosphere news, I imported the past posts from my other four blogs. All the tags are still available for anyone wishing to read back.

And finally: I slipped on my weight loss recently. Between pulling my back last saturday, the blizzard this past Tuesday night, and the seemingly random illness I have been struggling with for three days I simply have not had the energy. That is why I thank the gods for my fiance. He encouraged me to do as much as I could last night, because he thought it would make me feel better. He was right, though I did not want to admit it at the time.

Hopefully I will be able to kick this cold (or whatever it is) by tomorrow. I don't want to let all my hard work over the past month go to waste!

Fractured Blogging No More...

For the last year and a half I have been blogging in four separate blogs.

Twisted Yarns - My knitting blog
Witchy Crafter - My crafting blog
A Pagan Path - My religious blog
A Fight to the Dress - My weight loss/ Wedding blog

I'm tired of having to parse my days in to four categories whenever I want to blog about them, so I have decided to combine them in to this single blog.

The largest influence on this decision was my impending wedding. In May I will marry my wonderful fiance and then we will begin our life together. I have spent a lot of time thinking about what it will be like once we are married and I realized a couple of important things. The first is that, within the next five years, I will almost certainly be a mother. That thought both thrills and terrifies me. Close on the heels of that thought was another: My life will never be as orderly as I would like it to be. People don't fit in to neat categories and children are born to make messes.

My third and final revelation was that I will be much happier if I learn to loosen up and ignore the mess a little more. I don't want to spend more time telling my kids to clean up than I do playing with them. That's not really fair to anyone!

This blog is the result of those revelations. Instead of separating my days in to four categories, I am going to record them as they really are. I will record them as one entry, one theme. Each post will probably be separated in to topics, so all my knitting news is in one place and my home making news in another. But this way there is one URL, one place I can go to record what I'm thinking or doing.

I'm very excited about this. I am going to try and "import" all previous posts from my old blogs as archives. If I can not do that I will link the blogs to this one and allow them to act as separate archives. Wish me luck, Oh Great Divine. This blog is more than a log of my thoughts and endeavors. It is a means by which I will discover my strengths, work on my weaknesses, and become the kind of person I want to be for the rest of my life. There is certainly something to be said for self-reflection.
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