So…that’s it then. January is all but over. A drab month this year, but surprisingly mild although Siberian air is on its way and it should be down to minus 15 by the weekend.
For me it’s been a month of hibernation, sometimes frustrating and sometimes painful. A quiet month. A time when I’ve retreated, stayed home, hit the sofa, knitted, sewn, read. Never as much achieved as I expect when nothing much else is going on, but some projects finished and a few new ones underway. A few good books read. No shopping. A little headway has been made in the various stashes…yarn, fabric, books and DVDs.
I’m still simplifying, sorting out and rehoming where I can. Trying to create elusive space, order and simplicity. There’s a huge amount still to do and a lot that I can’t really get my hands on because it’s other people’s stuff…and I guess I just have to live with that. I’m learning to change what I can change and accept the things that I can’t. It’s a long-term project in patience and tolerance.
Spring still looks a very long time away. More hibernation is in store. Not a bad thing when it’s cold outside!