These Looking Back posts are some of my favorites to write (and later to read). The hardest part is compiling the mosaic – I’ve been taking daily photos for years now, but I don’t pull them together until the end of the month – and that pulling together process can take a while. not because it’s hard or time-consuming, but because I enjoy revisiting the whole month. Once I have my Daily Photos compiled, I go back and delete … and this month, I still have 182. About a third of those are from the last leg of our Danube adventure and I think I might be close to being ready to start telling you about that! (soon, I promise!)
September ended in Austria and October began there. We moved quickly to Germany and then (in the longest day of my life) came home. to a weekend with the little boys. I saw them three more times last month and can only hope November offers that many opportunities. The rest of my days were full of a more normal life – knitting, walks, pilates!, family and friends.
Speaking of knitting, I finished four projects last month. The socks were for Sara’s birthday, that sweet little cardigan for a friend of Katie’s first baby and the cowl (and another Esmé tunic) for me. I know – that’s only three FO’s. The fourth is Calyx. I’ve already worn it (three times!), but I really want to get some good photos before I share it with y’all.
I also got myself back into a pilates routine. Thanks to Robin’s challenge, I did seven days in a row … and I’ve just kept going. Only day one (October 15) made the mosaic, but I shared all seven on Instagram.
I do love how photos tell a story … but I’ve also embraced the 1 Second Everyday approach. A second (or a second and a half) of video captures movement and sounds that a still photo just can’t. I shared these 50 seconds on Instagram this morning
…and now I find I don’t know how to close this post. It has been a most pleasant distraction as the evening news hour begins. Alexa is playing Vivaldi (if I don’t choose silence for blog posts, I choose classical), Holly needs to go out before it gets dark (I love the earlier sunrises, but yikes, I can’t get used to the Early Sunsets) … and I refuse to turn on the TV. So let me just say – Be Kind. tomorrow. everyday.
xo – M.