I wish I could find the blog post I read which inspired this item.
Note to you all: Do NOT lie to yourself. WRITE IT DOWN because you will NOT remember that thing you swore you would remember.
So I am digging the Danish practice of “Hygge.”
What the heck is Hygge? Simply put, Hygge’ is Danish for ‘cozy camaraderie’, and acccording to the website Hygge House, Hygge is being aware of a good moment whether it’s simple or special. I took this to mean that life doesn’t have to be picture perfect in order to have a good time. It’s acknowledging those little moments and going with it.
For me that means instead of always saying “No” to invites and opportunities, say yes. A few days ago a friend was seeing a show near my house and I was all, “Hey! You’re near me!” and she was all, “Yes. Lets meet!” and normally I would be all sure! and then find a reason to back out but this time because food was involved (lately I have been eating all of the things) and because why not, we met and had a good chat and made plans for a work thing (winning!) and to get together to hang. She’s a food blogger and she’s just fun so win.
But back to Hygge. When The Librarian and I were first looking at houses, we talked about these salons for storytelling, writing, knitting (me) and just having family over.
The family has been over but the other things haven’t happened but why not? The back yard is shaping up nicely and while the weather can be disrespectful, there is that evening breeze which allows for sweet relief from the oppressive nature of the weather.
Before the month is over I plan to have a mini Fiber Fest. Really just have people who love yarn over to knit and chit-chat and nibble on baked goods or possibly grilled deliciousness while working on projects and swapping yarn.