October 04, 2005

Back again

Hi there! Sorry I’ve been such a bad blogger. A combination of annoying computer problems, busyness, and a lack of exciting knitting content has kept me from updating. Lately I feel like I’ve been running reasonably hard just to stay in one place; but that’s not to say that things aren’t going well, it’s just that they’re taking up alot of time and energy! We’ve finally got the house mostly set up, though, which is a big relief. Mark’s parents are visiting for the week (and for Thanksgiving) so we were forced to do all the things we’d been ignoring because the place was set up “enough” to get by. Now the only major things I still want to do are organise the books (they’re currently on the shelves in a completely random fashion, which can be entertaining but is mostly irritating when I’m trying to find something specific) and put up a few of the pictures and paintings we have. It turns out we have an awful lot of art and framed photographs, and there’s not enough wall space in this house to put it all up (plus it’s newly painted and I’m feeling guilty about putting holes in the wall) but I’d like to hang a few key pieces.

I have been knitting a bit — some socks for Mark. Maybe I’ll get around to taking a picture of them, but I make no promises. I’m more interested in taking some pictures of the house, now that it’s fairly well set up — but I forgot to do it this afternoon when I’d just finished cleaning and tidying, and the sun was streaming in beautifully. Who knows when I’ll manage to do it now.

Mark and I drove into Amherst (a somewhat larger Nova Scotia town 15 minutes away) yesterday to do some grocery shopping, and it was a little scary to realise how excited we were to be in a big grocery store that actually had, for example, Astro yogurt. And shallots. Our expectations really have changed!

Oh, and I was disturbingly thrilled to see that there’s a Dairy Queen there, too — mmm, Blizzards…

Posted by Aven at October 4, 2005 01:48 PM

An exciting trip to Amherst, huh? Gah, living in Sackville must be an adjustment after Toronto! We almost considered moving to Antigonish (a very beautiful, but small town), but my husband turned down StFX. Luckily, he found a position at Dal in Halifax. I totally understand the importance of living in a place with good groceries (I grew up in Truro where coconut milk is considered exotic)-it will continue to influence our career choices, ha ha.

Posted by: Moe at October 4, 2005 04:24 PM

See, that is something that I don’t even think about in the city - the availability of strange foods. You can just get everything here!

I am glad to hear that the set up is going well. Don’t run in place too much, you will wear yourself out!

Posted by: Dani at October 4, 2005 05:15 PM

Hmmm, maybe that’s the solution I need — houseguests! We’ve been in our house 4.5 months now, and still have no pictures hung on the walls. Ah, someday …

Posted by: chris at October 4, 2005 10:47 PM

Hi there,

I happened upon your blog last month and have popped in a few times. Imagine my surprise to discover your relocation news—I’d only visited your blog once and suddenly you’ve gone from TO to “The Ville.” I lived in Sackville for 2 years—1996-98 and it was there I rediscovered knitting and I haven’t stopped since.

You should try Moncton for bigger stores, a terrific market and a few nice restaurants—maybe you have already! Oh, and if you’re looking for a knitting buddy, I know an avid knitter located in town.

Enjoy the holiday weekend!

Posted by: Michelle at October 5, 2005 07:34 PM

lol I recommend the Zellers diner in Amherst and I’ve always wanted to try out the Frenchies…
ps The keiths guy has a name but i don’t think anyone will get it-if not you will win!! (I wasn’t even sure; I phoned the brewery before I posted). To make matters worse…..I’m drinking a guinness (no ale should be pale in my books. sshhhh)

Posted by: Morgan at October 6, 2005 05:57 PM

Aven, it’s time to make some socks for yourself! Have a great thanksgiving.

Posted by: Jill at October 7, 2005 12:17 PM

Maybe because of Amherst was I so confused. Just recently I got that you had moved to New Brunswick, before that I totally thought it was to Nova Scotia.

Posted by: Maria at October 7, 2005 04:07 PM