~ I'm joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along, and you can, too!~
May has finally arrived, and I am so, so happy to see her face! It's funny how the whole world seems to be a better place once the weather warms up a bit, and I can take walks more often. Another thing making the whole world better recently has been the arrival of two honorary nieces, who I'm so blessed and thankful to have in my life. The only thing better than one beautiful new baby is two, and so I'm busy finishing up two baby blankets to bless these sweet girls. I'm using the same pink yarn for both blankets, but doing two different patterns, so that just like these girls, they are similar, but not the same. I'm using Mission Falls 1824 cotton, which I love. It is soft and pretty, but has a sort of rustic texture to it. (Strange that I never seem to finish a baby gift before the baby arrives - it's not like I didn't know they were coming, you know?)
Since I'm between school semesters at the moment, I've been reading as much as possible, lots of fiction and fluff to give my brain a rest. However, this non-fiction book has really grabbed my attention this week. The New Normal, by David Wann, is a proposal for some major changes in our culture and thought processes, and I'm loving it. I especially appreciate the way he makes a point, and then offers practical steps to take from both a personal and civic/community perspective. So often, I hear that we need to change things, that we need to take action, but seldom do I hear real solutions and options for effecting that change. Wann may not have all the answers, but he does offer a place to start, and I really enjoy that.