“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

I realized yesterday, after I posted my blog, that I am back to a little bit of resting pain. For now, I’m looking at another week of restraint.


I spent last week complaining about not knitting, and I’m done with that. I can think of nothing more boring than someone sitting around complaining. I mean, seriously. Pull yourself together!

So, since this knitting door has been closed to me, where is that open door? I think it lies in research and rest, which has not been a big part of my life for quite a while.

A big part of my hand pain comes from typing in an uncomfortable position. In order for me to fully recover, I think I need to take some time away from the keyboard. Even though I’ve found a place to type where I am in the correct position, I can still feel the pain sneaking up on me as I type.

I have a ton of books that I need to read, so my research will start with the books I have on my shelf. I mean, seriously – look at all these fantastic reads still to be explored!

Stack of books to read

And that doesn’t even count the ones still in boxes or on my computer and Nook. Seriously. My first open door lies right behind that huge stack of books.

We also close on our house this week (hopefully. Apparently there’s some sort of issue with the deed and title that needs to be cleared up before it can be transferred) so we will be moving into our new Weaverville abode soon.  Within that move, I’m looking forward to creating my perfect knitting and writing studio space!  Another new door!

Until that move is complete and my hands feel better, I’m changing my blogging schedule to every other day instead of five days a week. Hopefully, this adjustment will make the room my hands need to heal.

Now, off to the bookshelf!