My name is Lisa, and I used to have a mostly knitting blog called 42 Main Street, at http://www2.cyg.net/~lisafortin. I became a mom in January 2010, and suddenly I wasn’t knitting very much any more. Then Blogger stopped supporting FTP in May 2010, and I couldn’t keep blogging at that address any more. Instead of starting a new 42 Main Street on WordPress as originally planned, I decided it was “Time to Reboot.” As the old blog was, this will continue to be a space for me to share my musings on life changes, motherhood, knitting, and other pursuits with friends and family. It is my little bulletin board for posting news, pictures, recipes, patterns, and whatever other items strike my fancy.
About the title
You know how when your computer isn’t working the way you want it to, the first thing you do is reboot it? My blogging was so far behind and so “stuck” that it needed a reboot, and so do some other aspects of my life. I don’t like the job I’ll be going back to when my maternity leave is over, soon; I need to go back to school (part-time, after work), and start a new career. I don’t like my weight and my pot belly; it’s time to get serious about fixing them, so that I have the energy to run around after the newly mobile Sam. So in addition to the usual knitting blather, baby pictures, and so on, I’ll be tracking my progress on those issues here. Nothing like a little accountability to encourage making positive changes.
About the header image
That isn’t just a pretty picture of some random mountain. It’s a picture of Lone Cone, a 730-metre high extinct volcano in Tofino, British Columbia, that Derek and I hiked up to the top a few years ago. The trek to the top and back took almost an entire day. It was, without exception, the most physically demanding thing I’ve ever done, tougher even than birthing Sam. I didn’t think I was going to make it, but Derek kept encouraging me, and I did it! The view from the top was spectacular. Would you believe our planet is so small that if you look at the ocean horizon from that height, you can actually see the curvature of the earth? That photo, of which I also have a framed print hanging above my bed, reminds me that I am capable of greater things than I sometimes give myself credit for — and that when I do accomplish those things, the payoff is memorable for a lifetime. It also reminds me that I need help on my journey if I’m going to reach those heights… and that is where you, my friends and family, come in. Welcome to my little internet home.