settling in to a much smaller home. I've come to realise that I have long taken for granted the space I used to have for storage of crafty things, linen and clothes, paperwork and toys, and for working, for taking time out, for entertaining. I'm really dreading Christmas and a hot summer ahead - times which I have always loved, and I'm having two or three major meltdowns a week - frustrated with the slow progress of the renovation project. It's not the best around new chez knitabulous that's for sure.
I've even more or less stopped knitting. I can't seem to find anywhere well lit enough and private enough to do it. The knitting books, yarn and even my needles are still in the garage - if I can't do it on my knitpro dpn set or the one needle I have in a small basket in the living room, I can't seem to be bothered with it at all.
I've started so many little things since we moved here, but finished nothing - and I'm a finisher, I like to get things done and put away.
I can't even find the battery chargers for the cameras, so my photographs have been limited to dodgy iphone pics.
2012 can't come soon enough for me.
There are some glimmers of light though (thankfully):
The plans for the extension came back yesterday, and I'm working on the Development Application over the weekend with a view to submitting it to Council on Monday.
We're going to install half a kitchen on the only wall that's going to be in situ after the renovation - induction cooktop, underbench oven, lots of workspace. It'll look a bit weird against the 70's atrocity that's there now, but at least I'll be able to cook again.
And school holidays start soon, we're going to camp at Mystery Bay for a few weeks over Christmas - I feel so cramped in this tiny house that a week under the stars is going to be a complete luxury to me.
AND MY HAIRDRESSER WHO WENT ON TV AND THEN DISAPPEARED FOR YEARS IS BACK IN THE GONG! This could well be the best thing that's happened to me all year..
And the sun keeps on shining, even with all the rain we've had - here's a few little pics I took with my phone when I was out on a run the other night around sunset. It was beautiful out there ...