Friday is here and the end of a terrible week. I am embracing all the Hygge that I can get! Candles, check. Heavy, snuggly quilts, check. Comfy pants, check. HOT beverages, check.
I know I am really dating myself by using the phrase TGIF! I even watched a terrible disco movie with the same name and had the theme song. I chuckle now at how stupid that movie was. I have found myself longing for the late 70s and early 80s lately. It was a time of my innocence in life. The world seemed like a simpler place. I don’t think it really was. I don’t think that todays problems are totally special to our time only, there were huge problems back then, too. Things just unfold before our eyes in real time now versus the 6 pm news only. There are no new problems under the sun as they say. What has changed over the years is me. Back then, I was a kid just living life watching cartoons, riding bikes and playing Pong on my Atari. I really had no clue about all of the big problems in the world.
And to be honest, I have learned as an adult I need to set them aside and embrace the hygge. Embrace working on my creative projects, and embrace the precious free time I have before the next week unfolds. Take time to cook a meal , snuggle in my chair and just relax. All this 70s talk and I am craving cheese fondue right now.
I am planning on starting a new scrap quilt next weekend. The Facebook group and I are going to start to pull fabrics for it this weekend. When life gets weird, make a quilt. Feel free to join in, link for the free pattern is below:
Loyal Heights Irish Chain Quilt: A Free Pattern – Simple. Handmade. Everyday. (kristinesser.com)
You’re part of my hygge, Vicki. Keep on keeping on! (And that phrase dates me too!)
Thank you for saying that and for reading the blog and taking time to comment. It is going to be a winter of intentional hygge around here! Glad someone understands my figures of speech, keep on trucking!
I grew up in the 50s and 60s and it was pretty crazy back then too. Both Kennedys, King were killed, segregation was ending. Things were definitely tumultuous. I feel that every generation has seen horrific times. Of course, I’m not a historian or even a history buff, but remembering my past and all that has happened makes me cringe. Of today, sipping my hot coffee camping in a Nevada State Park, I’m content and hope to get a hike in and some knitting done. Didn’t bring any quilting goodies this trip.
That’s exactly right about every generation having it’s issues. I am so glad you are camping and getting restorative time with nature! I am hoping to get out and breathe this weekend too. But not camping because it’s too snowy ! Thanks for commenting!