Friday, October 24, 2014

Thoughtful Spot

Frodo had a rough week and he's been in his thoughtful spot (Winnie the Pooh).  I love when I walk by the ottoman and see a pair of feet or a tiny black nose peeking out.  Sometimes it's rough being a dog.  Luckily for him he doesn't need to have any shots for another year.

The days have been dark and cloudy.  I could go for some sunshine and soon that wish will become a reality.  Frodo and I took a walk around the yard and while I was outside just daydreaming, I knew I was in my thoughtful spot.  I love going to new places and seeing cities, historical buildings and magnificent shopping meccas that are not in my area.

I will be honest, I pine for home while out of town.  I dream of my walks, my house, my kitchen, my mug, and my routine.  Going away forces me to appreciate all over again my simple days.  When home, I'm productive and purposeful.

The leaves on the maples are nearly done falling and the oaks are half way through their autumn showiness.  Big gusts of wind have scattered leaves everywhere and mingled them all together in a melting pot of harmony.

How has your autumn days been?  Are you a homebody or an adventurous spirit?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Currently on the Needles

I completely forgot to take my photo yesterday, so here is a somewhat bleary photo from early this morning.  My knitting this week has been hopping from my cowl, to my blanket, to this fair isle hat.  The hat is a "make it as I go" kind of knit.  I'm enjoying the color play and love the feel of the yarn in my hands.  Originally when I arrived at the fair isle knitting section I thought " Goodness, this will take a while!"  Now I'm hoping that the fair Isle will last forever.  That is good knitting.

My reading is the same but nearly finished.  I'm reading The Signature of all Things and overall the book is okay.  Sometimes the plot drags on, sometimes I wonder what a detailed section has to do with the overall novel or theme.  I keep reading because the writing is pleasant and I guess I want to see what happens.  I know this is an ambivalent review however I'm being honest.

What are you reading and knitting this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Sunday, October 19, 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.

My weekend was BOSTON.  Yup, we went to visit our son and spent the better part of our Saturday walking about Boston seeing the sights, walking part of the freedom trail.  I loved seeing him and what made the weekend better is our daughter went with us.

I have sore feet and joints but luckily for me I take medicine for that and a few days of rest I should be good as new.  I'm happy to be home sweet wonderful home.  You know I'm a homebody and thrive with the same old same old.  I'm looking forward to my cheerios tomorrow.

So this weekend I'll share some aspects you might not know about me, but then maybe you do:

-I gave a friendly hello to anyone with a cute dog, especially if they were just standing there.  I met a miniature schnauzer named Dolly from Australia!  She loves the squirrels here in America, I think Frodo and her would be fast friends.

-I met a 12 week old chihuahua named Ricky, he was shivering because he was cold and a wee pup.  He was adorable and I wondered if Frodo would "hunt" him.....I hope not.

-I met a schnoodle (sorry no name) that was super fluffy and adorable in the elevator of my hotel, which happens to be very dog friendly!  Made me miss my dog but not the outside duties.

-And just so you don't think I care about the humans, whenever I saw a family taking a family photo, I walked up to the photographer who was not in the photo and offered my assistance.  That is spreading sunshine all over the place.  However, I don't ask what there name is or what breed :)

I loved my weekend but what I did not care for was the waiting endlessly in traffic to drive a few miles (harvard square.....), the high price of parking but cheaper than public transportation, and waiting in line for the restroom every single place I went!

How was your weekend?