Thursday, February 1, 2018
I've finished the body of my rainbow Flax and on to the sleeves! I was too excited when I tried the sweater on for the first time! This is my first pullover sweater. The sleeves are taking a little longer than I thought, but I've been knitting them slowly, so can't complain. I think I might have second sleeve syndrome! The first sleeve is further along than the picture, but I'm dreading the second sleeve. I just want the sweater done already so I can wear it! I already have a list of other projects I'd like to get knitting. Maybe this weekend I'll buckle down and get it done!
More rainbow sweater here.
Monday, January 29, 2018
Driving home Friday night after Elijah's basketball game, I stopped at the mailbox as I pulled into the driveway. I hurriedly grabbed the mail without looking at it, as Fonzy and Elijah were following behind me. When I parked, I flipped through the mail and found a letter from Ezekiel! He's been gone since January 9th for Air Force basic training and this was the first letter I received. I got out the truck and yelled over to Fonzy that I had a letter from Ezekiel! We rushed into the house and before we did anything else, we opened his letter.
Huddled together in the dining room, I read his letter out loud. It wasn't a long letter, just one page, but it meant everything to me. I've been worrying about him since he left, not sleeping well and having strange dreams about him. His letter put my soul at ease. I could picture him, sitting on his bunk writing, remembering on the day he wrote that it was my birthday. He had us laughing as he told Fonzy all the push-ups he made him do growing up when he left the light on in his room helped! And that basic training was nothing like Full Metal Jacket, a movie they should not have watched when they were little, but did one summer when Fonzy was off with them. He said they just yelled a lot, but had nothing on me!
The next morning as I was drinking my coffee, I read the letter again. It brought Ezekiel back home to me, even for just for a few minutes. And that's the magic of letters.
Pictured - envelope art for letters I have going out this week.
Monday, January 22, 2018
“The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.”
~ Arnold Bennett
~ Arnold Bennett
Thursday, January 18, 2018
I woke up this morning to a winter wonderland, body aches, and a stuffy nose! I probably should have had a coat on yesterday as I was out taking pictures. I knew better, but the excitement of the snow had me like a kid who doesn't care about coats and hats. They just want to get out in the snow and play! And I didn't have that responsible adult telling me to get my butt in the house and put a coat on. I guess I should have been that responsible adult, but that part of me was on a coffee break or something.
We have another snow day and I plan on staying inside. Of course that is after I went out this morning to take pictures. It was the first thing I did, even before coffee! The snow were calling Titus and I. He loves the snow and always up for an adventure when no one else is. I wasn't out there for too long, but enough to appreciate the beauty around me. Carolina blue skies, snow glistening in the sunlight, and the quiet hush of the morning.
The magic of an ordinary.....no, extraordinary day.
Then I dashed inside, got my coffee and snuggled under a blanket. And that's where you'll find me for the rest of the day!
For those here in NC, enjoy your second snow day!
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
We had the best snow day today! I was so disappointed when I woke up and no snow was falling. Nothing, Nada. I thought for sure the weatherman had got it wrong again, but mid morning the snow started to fall, in big fluffy flakes. Every blind in the house was open to watch the falling snow.
I was in and out all day. My neighbors probably think I'm nuts! I was in the middle of our street, in my onsie pajamas and boots taking pictures. I'm sure they will get use to my shenanigans. If not, oh well. It snowed all day and I enjoyed every minute of it. Dinner for our snow day - a chicken pot pie.
And of course no snow day is complete without knitting!
I love a snow day!