I've been rather distracted these last couple of days. I guess finding out you're pregnant does that to a woman. :) So, I'm not getting as much done as I'd like. It also doesn't help that the nesting instinct that hits me like a ton of bricks every pregnancy distracts me into alternative projects. For example, I've taken up knitting again!
Ok, I admit, I can't knit. I can purl. That's it. So, I'm purling a nice dish towel. Walmart sells "Peaches and Cream" cotton yarn and it's made in the USA. I found an "earth tones" skein and am using that. It's so pretty! Plus, the repetative clicking of the needles is rather comforting and restful for me. I feel so feminine and old fashioned while I'm knitting.
Something about autumn and winter brings the old-fashioned out of me anyway. Also, lately I've read other women's posts about thinking they were born in the wrong era or wishing that things were more like the past. I've come to realize something as I entered into the latter half of my twenties....instead of wishing, we CAN do more to bring the past forward in our own lives and homes.
A simple first step is to just turn off the electronics! It won't be hard to turn off the TV in a little while anyway. They're making the switch to digital and we don't have cable or sattelite. Already, the one channel we get barely comes in at all!
If you want instant vintage in your home, turn on a small radio (like a clock radio) to an "am" station that plays music from the 40's-60's. Oh, what a sound!
I'll see what other things I can come up with.