Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hitofude Cardigan Progress Week Four

I am still knitting the skirt portion of the hitofude cardigan.  I think I just might be finished by next Tuesday if I continue to have the time I think I have to work on it. As you know I'm loving the knit and yes, the lace pattern is quite easy to memorize! Oh to have the skill of knitting while sleeping and driving and cooking :)

Monday, September 22, 2014


Weekends are for memory making, 
relaxing and enjoying quiet moments of our days.  
If you would like, please share your weekend moments 
in the comment section with a link to your blog.

This weekend was:

-busy-a bit of traveling and seeing family, some I haven't seen for over fifteen years
-eating in the car while trying not to drip food on dress clothes, quite the challenge but the challenge was met
-once again spending time with my sister, an outing, a knitting bag purchase (vera bradley tote)
-convincing my husband that I did indeed need another bag....
-quick stop at my dad's and capturing the sunflowers sunshiney smiles :)
-returning to list making and plotting out the week
-digging deeply into the freezer for some chili to eat on Football Sunday
-wishing I was watching ANYTHING but football

How was your weekend?  I'd love to read all about it.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Summer Days Surrendering

This fern is growing in a spot that it shouldn't be but no one has pulled the plant and so it grows.  I walk by the fern daily and mark the new shoots when they appear.  No matter what, roots are established and more green appears.

I tend to not be a philosophical sort of person, I leave that kind of thinking for my husband.  When we first met, we were eating french fries on a date and he asked "do you wonder why we are here?" and I responded seriously "Do you mean here, in a Wendy's restaurant?".....Yeah, I'm that kind of deep thinker.

 However, this week has been a reflective week for me celebrating life and its seasons, of people who have left us and of new beginnings. And how life goes on, no matter what.  I've walked my wooded neighborhood, enjoyed the blue heron who returned once more after a couple of weeks of absence.  Kim did a beautiful blog post about blue herons.  I wonder what my blue heron is messaging to me?

The mums in the color that I like are doing well. I tend to love flowers in all colors except yellow and my husband, well he loves yellow!  So now we each have our color favorite to feast on.  The air is cooler and the shift seems permanent now that the summer days have surrendered to the autumn season.  I've turned the heat on in the mornings and have worn a woolen sweater. Ah, the best moment ever.

The kids are good, they love their new to them towns and are settled in.  A sense of normalcy has washed over their days so as you know, my days also have eased into a quiet happiness knowing they are happy and safe.  I have deep gratitude for cell phones and how connected I am to them no matter the miles.

Thank you all for being readers, some who comment, some who are silent but read my posts.  I've loved the friendships that have been forged, I enjoy visiting new to me blogs and of course my "old" friends.  Your kind words about my uncle are treasured.