Saturday, June 15, 2013
I don't see many people or go out and do a lot of stuff. I only have a few friends here that I spend time with, unlike SLC. I can go for several days without talking to anyone except by e-mail or phone. I guess if I stayed here long term, I would be a real hermit which would not be good for my mental health.
But I don't stay here long term. I stay just enough time to refresh my mental batteries. I stay until I get to missing being around people a lot. Then I leave and go back to the other life.
So while I am here, I have been cooking and baking even. I made bread right away after I arrived.
I've been doing a lot of reading. I think I have finished about 6 or 7 books since arriving. Most of them are e-books that I had started but not finished. E-books are so easy to buy now and so tempting. I want to polish off about 6 more before I buy any more. Good luck with that plan, but I can try.
I've been knitting. I have finished one sock from each of two pairs. It's complicated, but the pair I had started before coming here doesn't need to be finished until August. Meanwhile I need a pair to give as a going away gift to someone else. I think I can finish off that pair this weekend.
I made a scarf and next up is to finish another scarf that's also a gift for someone else who is leaving. Once those are done, my plan is to finish a sweater that needs to be done. I don't care that it's wool and I'll be working on it in July. I want it out of my knitting life.
I finished writing a wedding. This time next week I'll be on my way to the ceremony. I met the bride and we went to see the venue. This is certainly something that I will have accomplished over the summer.
I have had long phone calls with dear friends in different parts of the country....always good. I've been writing letters to old friends all over the world.
I have been watching TV. I've convinced myself once again that I do not need to pay Comcast for the use of their cable once I get back to SLC.
What am I doing here? Playing catch up I guess. Catching up with unfinished books and knitting and keeping in touch with people. Catching up with myself and refreshing my mind. That's enough.