So, I finally moved. Both houses closed by Oct. 31. It was quite a bit of work moving and cleaning the old place out, and my body didn’t exactly want to cooperate with me. Thankfully, a couple of good friends came by to help me move and clean out the old place.
I’m still living in a sea of boxes and disarray. My knitting and work stuff are all stacked in a corner in the living room with more stuff stacked in front and on top. I don’t have internet yet and have next-to-no 3G on my phone at the new place. However, I’m empowered by the changes and the possibilities. My stuff will be stacked in a corner until I decide what flooring I want to replace the existing brown carpet with, and how I want to remodel the really tiny master bathroom.
The backyard of the new place is really really messed up. There are mass arrays of exposed and badly DIY sprinklers. However, the plus is that there are several delicious fruit trees! Persimmon, guava and Chinese dates (jujubes)! Unfortunately I’ve developed an allergy to persimmons (which I love), but at least my friends will be able to benefit from its bounty.
When things are stressed, I try to focus on the positive and often think about and am humbled by my former work and others less fortunate. I’m think about how lucky I am to have what I do have, my family, my friends and my colleagues. You know, things could always be worse than they are. I’m thankful for my friends’ support and allowing me to shed some tears upon their shoulders. I’m extra thankful that my parents are able to help me find a new place. Furthermore, I’m quite excited that for the first time in years, we’re having Thanksgiving together. I think my sister may be coming down from San Francisco with her boyfriend too!
Much thanks is also owed to my fans and readers, who encourage me to continue to design and create by buying my patterns and by your words and interactions with me on social media. To that end, I think I’m going to have a special Black Friday sale and release a new pattern that I’ve been holding onto for a while.