Slow Days and Quiet Evenings
The days are creeping closer and closer to the time change, we have been eking out as many walks as possible after dinner knowing that they are numbered. Yesterday was rainy, damp and cold. I cannot remember a drizzly all day event for quite a while and I think our area needed that kind of rain. My house was dark and cozy while I sunk into furiously knitting on my current projects.
I have two more hats to make and two sets of mitts. That is the least amount of holiday knitting, there are more people on my list and I need to come up with some quick knits. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know I knit lots and lots of projects. I have a confession to make. During the spring and summer I knit and finish each project then promptly put them in a knitting box and forget about them.
When the weather turns cooler and I approach the holiday gift giving weeks, I dig through that box and decide what I will give as gifts to those awesome people in my life that are totally knit worthy. I also pick out some finished items for myself (of course!). I am lucky that I have a whole year to knit and conduct my knitting generosity. My crazy system works!
Along with my holiday gift giving thinking, I'm excited about seeing my daughter and son in law over the Thanksgiving holiday. We haven't seen them since our visit to Santa Barbara in May so it's been quite a while. I have adjusted to the long distance chatting but seeing each other face to face is a blessing.
I'm grateful for the slow days and quiet evenings, where nothing is pressing or urgent. These are the times I wish I could bottle all of those positive thoughts and feeling up and save them for when life is turbulent. Ah. If only! But for now, I'm happy and grateful and ever so present in my day to day life.
I walked about yesterday with my camera catching the last bits of color. Autumn truly is glorious and breathtaking. I am glad I use photography to frame and capture moments of it's beauty.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!