Thursday, October 30, 2014

Self Care

I've had a rough beginning of the week, so much so that I've been chasing away anxiety and worries, my imaginary broom sweeping thoughts here and there, under the rug, tucked away but still there.  Each day dawns and I feel a little better, a work in progress.  I believe we will have a cold front this weekend and that just puts a smile on my heart!  Wearing some woolens would make any day a fabulous one.

I'm loving my maples who have decided to do a leaf dump all at once, so so so beautiful!  They are vying for the attention over the mighty oaks.  I love the oaks as well in their brown showy-offness.  It's like loving all your children but in different ways.

What do you do when you need a little self care?  Here's my list:

-be kind to yourself
-soak in the kindness of others, kind thoughts, their loving actions
-get busy!  I've been knitting furiously and making some progress with my knitting
-rely on comfort food, mashed potatoes and baked chicken are on the menu today, yum yum yum
-pet your animal if you have one.  Frodo is the best medicine
-deep breaths, some meditation, a walk outside
-pray (a lot!)
-keeping a gratitude list- focusing on the positive!

May you all have a wonderful weekend :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Currently on the Needles

My knitting and reading this week are both new, oh sweet joy!  I am on my last cowl for holiday knitting and I think I just might knit one for myself.  Maybe.  This yarn is malabrigo sock but I'm not too sure of the colorway.  I want to say rayon vert (yup just checked).  I've had this in deep stash and the tags were not attached. I continue to knit my own version of grey loop cowl, the pattern is burned into my memory.

My novel this week is The Mathematician's Shiva which I picked up while in Cambridge, MA.  The back summary was interesting and funny.  As you know, my son is in graduate school for mathematics.  I do like the abundant dialogue that was absent from my last novel (the signature of all things).  And the ease of reading.  So fingers are crossed that I picked a good one.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Monday, October 27, 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 was a not travel stay at home weekend and was much needed.  I:

-ate out at my one of my favorite places for dinner with my husband
-squeezed in two walks nearly every day getting a little sad knowing the time change next week will end the after dinner walks
-prepared more yarn into balls for my last holiday knitting
-gathered with friends and shared a meal, enjoying our friendship
-savored a meal made by my husband, curry, rice, dal and a surprise vegetarian samosa!
-I enjoyed my meal but the dishes.....oh my goodness....
-evenings were knitting away on my gift projects
-spying the red fox in our neighborhood once more-no camera shot.....yet!

How was your weekend?