I'm still here...busy as all get out and waiting patiently for the sock pattern I'm to test to reach my inbox. Yarn possibilities have been pulled out and set aside while I wait. And my thoughts are moving back towards socks. My thoughts haven't been so closely tied to knitting in a very, long time (and it feels really good to get myself reacquainted with my old "friend"!)
My mother has this saying about any change in life: she says, “Give it time, it takes two years”. Well, she's right.
Whether it be a birth, a death, a marriage, a divorce, or even a move or retirement…”it takes two years”. Her theory is that it takes the first year for a person to “get used to the idea" of the change and go through all of the “firsts”. Then the second year to start figuring out what the new life is going to "look like" and to start getting used to it. (Heck, why do you think the “terrible twos” wait so long to start!?! It’s nature’s way of giving you time to be prepared for them!) Well, I am coming up on my own two year anniversary; two years since discovering that my marriage wasn't what I thought it was.
It took the first year to get used to the idea (if there actually is any getting used to the idea!) and working through the divorce process. Then the divorce almost a year ago. The sale of the house…the final piece of our lives together…this spring. And now, two years later, I finally see that my life has begun anew. Some changes came easily, others not quite so smoothly. But, as always, each of them has been an adventure accompanied by our band of merry friends and family.
It seems fitting then that my Stitching Witch Travel Bug has been “MIA” for nearly two years. You can read about her initial launch here…but to recap, her initial “flight” took place from New Orleans, then to Oregon, then to South Korea…where she sat nearly dormant for almost two years! Until a few weeks ago, when a German geocacher found her and took her home to Germany to kick start her journey to magical places. Since arriving in Germany two weeks ago, she has been to Koln & Dusseldorf (both cities the girls & I have visited) and is currently in Bayern headed towards…maybe Heidelberg where Celia is visiting her Boyo…maybe Munich where she could visit with Victor or Bockstark. In all, StitchingWitch has currently logged nearly 14,000 miles!!
At the time, I was disappointed that she was “stuck” in Korea. However, it was appropriate. I’d been “stuck” back then going through my own dormant period time without much in the way of forward motion. Not anymore! And it feels good to be revitalized!! Of course, for the time being, my travels will have to be a bit vicarious through the StitchingWitch while we work on the house. However, one of her “goals” is to get to Stonehenge. Some traveler may grab her and get her closer to making that a reality…only time will tell. Quite frankly, if she makes it there, I may have to drop everything and meet up with her!!