So - my thinking things was a spectacular October FAIL now, wasn't it?
Ah well. October turned out to be far busier than I had anticipated, and life just got in the way. NETSM isn't dead, though. I'm not commiting to February, because OH MY GOD THETRAVEL, but it'll be back.
Speaking of back...
In October, Mike and I decided we wanted to really give our marriage another chance, and to that end, I've moved back in with the three little goofies, and, people, I am happy. I am so much less crazy, and so much less sad, and so much more me now. I have really appreciated all of your support over the past 18 months, and I just want you all to know that I am really doing well, and that I have high hopes for 2012.
I did give 2011 the finger on the way out, because, well. 2011 can bite me. I made it through, somehow, and I would not like a repeat. While I know there are some things (too many things, truthfully) that I can not control, I am commited to making what I can control GOOD.
And so today I began the Great Organization and Purge of 2012. And honestly, it hasn't been that bad, except that the stash...well, the stash has grown and I don't know when it happened. I've never approached organizing the stash with the sense of OH MY GOD WHERE WILL ALL THE WORSTED GO? I also felt a small pang of anxiety when I realized that the container I thought held all my beginner's handspun in fact holds some pretty nice stuff that I can't just pretend doesn't require tending to. Although I am not one normally given to making resolutions, it is clear to me that I need to set some knitting goals (and some revised yarn buying restrictions) for myself for 2012 because, WOW.
I hope that January 1, 2012 finds you hopeful for what the year will bring and at peace with where you are right now. I've got more hope and peace right now than I've had for a long time, and people, it is good.