a new friend!
Well! Here I am, quarantining myself at home–what better opportunity to get back to blogging. As services shut down, appointments cancel, and the clamour of outside demands subsides, the slower pace is welcome.
My goal is to use this time to catch up on a lot of things, especially crochet and blogging, and I would love to have you along if you will join me.
Blog posts have been sporadic over the past two years. Unavoidable life pressures sent Lupey Loops towards the bottom of my priority list. I had plenty of things to share but not the capacity to sit at the computer and do it.
After seven years of blogging, it is time to re-evaluate Lupey Loops:
I do want to keep it! I want it to be a happy, welcoming place where one can enjoy the community–that's you and your good company!
Even though I have been dealing with disability access issues recently, and there have been some profound events, I assure you that there is more crochet to come!
Good news! The bureaucracy that was holding me hostage is slowly being sorted and I am desperately hoping to do more crafty things and share more fun stuff with you.
It feels like my life has been 'on hold' since 2017. I hoped 2020 would be the year everything would be resolved and I would be able to move forward again.
At New Year, when I contemplated 2020 would be a year for 'change' and 'renewal', my heart also felt 'upheaval' but I had no idea it would be this extreme!
So if you are one of those who likes to choose a word to represent the year, I have settled on:
First bushfires and now a pandemic. If you are looking for a blissful escape, I hope to make Loopy Loops as free as possible from stressful topics like these.
I must confess that I had sought to escape social media ('the socials') and I apologise for any concerns about my absence. Partly due to lack of time, energy and focus, and partly to manage my mental health, I needed to retreat for a while. All the 'noise' in the media and serious issues affecting people in my circles were so completely overwhelming that I had no words.
|"A friend is someone who |
understands your past,
believes in your future,
and accepts you today
the way you are."*
How can I blog with no words? What can I say that hasn't already been said? Why would I want to add to the noise? These were the questions.
The answer: I want to maintain our online connections in a positive way–bypassing 'the socials' when possible and limiting online time to specific, purposeful interactions. Lupey Loops is a channel for creating a safe online space to do that.
Truth be told, however, I cannot promise to never mention difficult, life-changing events but will endeavour to keep any 'heavy' stuff separate from the happy stuff and place warnings early on so you can skip those sorts of posts if you are wanting to avoid them.
Today's 'happy stuff' is a pair of bouncy kangaroos–Joey and Mother–bringing you greetings from Australia!
They have their own story to tell–a topic for the next post.
Please know that I have been thinking of you even though I have been away from blogland. My plan is to catch up on your news soon and share more of mine, including some of the little sayings that enrich daily life.
Do you have a favourite proverb?
What makes you happy?
Wishing you joy in every day!
*quote attributed to Bernard Meltzer, but often listed as anonymous. If you could verify the attribution of this quote, please let me know!
AZQuotes "Bernard Meltzer", accessed 3 April 2020: https://www.azquotes.com/author/9957-Bernard_Meltzer
Wikipedia, "Bernard Meltzer", accessed 3 April 2020: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Meltzer
Related Posts on Lupey Loops
"Battling Bureaucracy", 3 November 2017: https://lupeyloops.blogspot.com/2017/11/battling-bureaucracy.html
"Four-letter Words!", 31 December 2019: https://lupeyloops.blogspot.com/2019/12/four-letter-words.html