It feels like we're finally turning a corner. Yesterday I was invited to register for the Covid-19 vaccine. The rollout has been slower in Ireland than in the UK or the USA so it was exciting news for me. I can't wait to travel abroad again! It's still unlikely that I'll be able to visit… Continue reading May Updates from West Cork
This week has been a strange mixture of happiness, contentment, and hope, as well as one filled with fear, sadness, shock. I am still processing. A few days ago, I experienced the joy of receiving two care packages for our family; one was filled with homemade food (vegetarian soup, sourdough bread, and chocolate chip cookies),… Continue reading If “America is Family,” What Does That Mean for Me?
It wasn't exactly a conscious decision to disengage from Facebook. There was a slow build up of disatisfaction as 2020 progressed. I became more and more disillusioned as my social network began to implode. Friends, former classmates, colleagues, and family members- all known to me but strangers to each other- began bickering on my posts.… Continue reading My Social Experiment: Letting Go of Facebook
This post isn't so much about knitting, though I am totally engrossed in my latest project. At the moment I feel like I'm the work in progress... crafting a life worth living despite recent challenges, family dramas, and the stress that comes with rearing teenagers. This moment in time requires resourcefulness, flexibility, and compassion. I'm… Continue reading WIP Wednesday- Muddling Through
Flabbergasted is my word for today. In 2019 I discovered that some people- including the President of the USA- will cling to their delusions no matter what. Facts? Who needs them! Corruption? Simply a matter of perspective! Democracy? Elections are rigged! (Unless my candidate wins. We'll just ignore that minor issue of Russian interference). Search… Continue reading #MerryImpeachmas, the Hashtag That Keeps Giving This Holiday Season