As much as I have been enjoying my new(er) blogging format (which is ironic considering one of my first posts was about how I didn’t think ‘journalling’ was a real word) I’m changing it this week. I have limited energy, physical and mental, so I am rationing it to make sure I have enough for everything I want to do.
Knitted Boob Updates: 7 knitted breasts to California, which struck me as particularly weird at first, but my second thought was that pot is legal there and an odd number of Smurfette blue boobs would be just the sort of thing you’d order when high. 2 separate boobs to Scotland and 2 seperate boobs to London. Fortunately I am not yet being driven insane by boob knitting so I think I can cope a little longer.
Birds/Squirrels/Garden Wildlife Update: I researched whether it is sensible or wise to feed garden wildlife during the winter because I really do not want to distrupt any migratory or hibernation behaviour. Apparently it is okay as long as you are consistent about it…but I am still in two minds. It is getting to the point of no return though as one of the squirrels has taken to pointedly looking into the window if their monkey nuts are not out on the chair by 10am. I am choosing to see this as a human being domesticated by wildlife, not the other way around.
Book Reading Update: The Last Migration – Charlotte McConaghy. Considering the subject matter, both globally and from the persepctive of the main characters, this should have been thoroughly dismal and depressing, but it was neither. All of the characters could have been annoying and frustrating, but they were not. This is a lovely story, very well told. The only minor gripe I have is that if we really had lost so many of the larger creatures to extinction as she writes, then there’s no way the humans in this story would still be having such normal lives (going to university, travel, parties) because if/when we lose the big, visible animals we will also have lost millions of the smaller, less visible but just as important ones too and those are the ones that pollinate our food and feed the rest of us upwards on the food chain. That aside, I definitely recommend this one.
Telly Watching Update: Ted Lasso season two. Made me cry, made me laugh, made me want to watch it all again immediately.