My New Old Blog

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Well hello there!

It’s been nearly two years since I last blogged, which I think most would agree is far too long! I’m not really sure I can say what has taken me so long to get back to it, but since I’m currently dealing with some raging insomnia, I figured this would be the perfect time to get back to writing. No time like the present and all that jazz.

I’ve been wanting to start blogging again for a while, and I recently decided to change platforms from Blogger to WordPress in the hopes that the easier and sleeker interface will help to motivate me to write more consistently. That said, we all know how I feel about motivation, right? If you don’t, I think the name of the blog will probably give you an idea…

So what has happened in the last two years? Well… quite a bit! I’m sure I could devote several dozen entries to the happenings of the past few years, but that would be a bit, well, redundant, so I’ll just write the Coles notes version.

1. I travelled. A bit.

Shane and I took a trip to Amsterdam. It was amazing, and I really hope some day I manage to go back. Later that year, my twin sister and I went to New York. It was also amazing.

Me at the Van Loon.

Me at the Van Loon. I made my jacket.

I'm not sure where this is,  other than it's somewhere in Manhattan

I’m not sure where this is, other than it’s somewhere in Manhattan. I also made this t-shirt.

2. Ponti passed away.

Our beloved furry child, Pontificus the First (otherwise known as Ponti) passed away at the very young age of 3 years old due to Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP). There is no real way of sugar coating it, it was awful. Worst period of my life. It’s been over a year and I still miss him.

As soon as we were able, we went to the SPCA and got a new furry child who we called Angus. He also goes by the name Ginger Balls.

I am still a cat lady. I am fine with it.

Ginger Balls.

Ginger Balls.

3. I still sew. Not as much as I’d like these days, I tend to do more reading and dreaming about it, but I have managed to get a few projects done.Β I really hope to actually share them with the world on a more regular basis. I’ve also gotten a bit more into knitting, and I’m hoping that I’ll move on from cowls, scarves and hats to sweaters and socks in the near future.

There is a good reason for my lack of productivity over the last little while…

4. I had a baby.

I know, right? Who’da thunk it? Not me, that’s for sure! I found out that I was pregnant at the end of February last year and miracle of miracles, things actually went well! At the end of October I gave birth to a healthy baby boy who is positively lovely, even when he is being a grump.Β  IMG_0021IMG_0059 IMG_3330 IMG_3508

I expect that you may get spammed with cute baby pics in the future….

Of course, there have been many more things that have happened over the course of the past two years, but these have been the most significant.

I know my absence has been a long one, but I really hope that there are people who are still willing and interested in reading what I have to write about. I’m not sure about the direction the blog will take in the future, but I’m pretty sure that it will still include me sharing my crafty projects, my attempts at staying healthy, and who knows what else. Above all else, I’m happy to be back and I hope my old readers will have me again!

Cheers!

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8 thoughts on “My New Old Blog

  1. It’s nice to see you back!! I know how horrible it is to lose a fuzzy baby, so I’m sorry for your loss – it’s a terrible thing to go through. Glad you have Ginger Balls, though, to purr away the tough times πŸ™‚ And congrats on the new human baby as well – he looks like you! πŸ™‚

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    • Aww, thanks! I’m so glad to be back blogging, I’m only sorry it took so long to start up again. BTW, I LOVED your Jamie Jeans! That pattern is totally on my list!

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      • Aw thank you so much! πŸ˜€ They are in high rotation – I highly recommend the pattern! Beware of the very tight calf and ankle though, if you have muscular calves; I can barely get my leg through mine LOL.

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  2. Hi Lara, I loved reading your blog1 Sorry you aren’t sleeping but this is an awesome way to find time! I used to cook and clean the kitchen, make soup…. I hear Echo is coming to see you and Soren etc… Happy visiting! love, Auntie Penny-Lynne

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