Day Dreaming


We celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary earlier this week.  I cannot believe it's been that long, I think when you have children that wipes out about 15 years of your sense to time passing.  Getting older makes time go fast as well.  I am thrilled that we are in September!  Yesterday I heard the geese honking and the sound was welcoming.  Oh my.  Fall is whispering gently and I hear her (definitely not a him).  I catch myself dreaming of mitts and hats.  As a knitter that's what day dreaming is about.

I confess that I've worn jeans two days in a row!  I decided to buy a pair of straight leg after years of boot leg cut.  I feel like a different person and somewhat stylish.


The knitting has been productive here.  I cast on for a little knit along with tracey and she has excellent taste on what to knit.  You can still join in on the together knitting! I finished the cowl and just need to block it wide.  I think this might be the early fall cowl of the season.  I do love a silk wool blend, so soft!!


Since school started and my husband is back to a regular work schedule, I'm finding myself a little lost once the day is nearing dinner.  I miss the kids and I miss the freedom summer brings.  I know this will pass, it always does when the schedule changes.  Over the years I've embraced the shift of time, attention to tasks and adjusting to the new normal.

So while I feel a little at sea, I dig out some ideas that have been shelved over the summer and focus on some personal goals.  I'm searching for new fall recipes and new to me beginner yoga routines.


Now for some links to visit:

-I've been listening to what should I read next podcast.  Golly!  how I missed this podcast I have no idea but what a treat and a treasure.  I am catching up on past podcasts while listening to current ones.  I keep a list of what I want to read on Goodreads account.  Then there is the catchall notebook that has a title here or there.  Now I have it beside me at every single podcast just in case.

Will I read every book?  Probably not.  But I LOVE having a list of recommendations.


-Have you seen Alina's massive giveaway?  You should check it out and sign up.  She is so generous and a talented knitter.

-Also this post really made me smile in a good way.  I want to be her when I grow up.

-Posie Gets Cozy had a funny post of her squid fail (warning there is a dead squid in the first photo -ew!)  I remember when I made a bulgur wheat loaf that was just awful and horrible.  Never tried to cook with bulgur since but have vivid memories of the smell and the disappointment.



Sometimes I wish my writing was neater and, well, prettier.  But it's me in all it's messiness and I think it has style :)


Comments

  1. Found you through Rosie's blog (Elizabeth) and I am a knitter also, although you could not tell it in recent years. But Ravelry keeps track for me, so I can look back on times past with yarn obsession.

    You handwriting is great, and it definitely has style.

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    1. Nice to meet you Nancy!! Ravelry is a godsend :)

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  2. I hope it was a lovely anniversary and you are easing your way into the change of seasons and schedules. I am gratefully welcoming the cooler weather here, even if it's coming with a tropical storm this weekend. I highly recommend Crossing to Safety from your list. Happy Reading and Knitting!

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  3. crossing to safety...thumbs up! (years ago....time to reread again, but i remember liking it!!!) have to check out that podcast.....and congrats on all those years!!! :) back to the rhythms of autumn which I love so much, too....I actually have my back door open this morning!

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    1. We had our back door open too!!! Bliss!

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  4. yes, our life is full of adjustments! pretty kitchen! God bless you! :)

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  5. I have such a long "to-read" list-I've been keeping track of book recommendations since middle school, and I know I'll never get through them all!

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  6. First ... congratulations on 29 years of marriage. That is a great feat! and yes, I completely agree that when you have children it does wipe out the first 15 years of our lives :0) and autumn? yep, definitely a she :D mari

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  7. Happy Anniversary! What a terrific number of years under your belt.

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  8. Happy Anniversary! It was my 29th this year, too : )
    I see Life After Life is on your reading list (See, I could read your writing). It is one of my favorite books ever. Bump it up the list!

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  9. Happy Anniversary to you both!. Thanks for link to what should I read next podcast. I too am always looking for recommendations - but I audio listen that way I can garden, do chores or sew... multi task. But there is NOTHING like sitting and reading.

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    1. Almost all of my podcasts are audio as well, then I can knit :)

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  10. Happy, happy anniversary!

    Next week with be 37 years for Steve and I.

    I like the yarn you are knitting with. It looks very woodsy.

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  11. Love this post. The way you embrace the kids away is inspiring. Al has a book that is title Books that Changed mY life. Do you know it? Happy Anniversary. FOr 3-0 we went to Yosemite. IT was wonderful

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    1. I'll look for that book, we are not sure what we will do next year...

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  12. Congratulations on 29 years. I hope you are already thinking about how to celebrate the big 30. If Keith and I make 30 years, I'll be 84. I guess that is possible...
    Love the leafy cowl. What a great free pattern.
    Embrace your handwriting. It's like your fingerprint, only yours. And it definitely has style.

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    1. It's definitely possible- we are living forever ;)

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  13. happy anniversary.. oh and i love your hand writing!

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  14. Happy anniversary! I keep a 'Read This' log too and pray I live a long, loooooong life. My book list is even longer than my Ravelry que. Yikes!

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    1. Impressive! Truth be told my book list is longer than my queue as well, I think.

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  15. I don't have kids, but I know I would feel the same way you do....

    I recently finished the book by Monica Wood - loved it! Another one by her that I really enjoyed and have read twice is Ernie's Ark (think that is the name)....

    Linda in VA

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  16. Adore you and this post! Congratulations on celebrating quite a wonderful love story. :)

    So many wonderful things going on. Love the look of your new shawl!

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