All you summer lovers better close your eyes because this post has some serious snow photos. Finally earlier this week we had our first snow event. I sat inside in the afternoon and watched big fat flakes fall while chatting with my daughter on the phone. Later while cooking dinner, I glanced outside again and saw the snow on the ground. Unbelievable and so beautiful.
The first snowfall reminds me of childhood and wishing for a snow day and staying home from school, the nearness of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, and the serene quiet that accompanies cold weather. I am blessed in that I do not suffer from the darkness that descends with the time change. I love the cozy feeling and the hibernating effect.
All of this snow melted before I went to bed on the same day, but while it was there, ah - I was happy.
Thank you for you words of wisdom on self imposed deadlines. I sometimes need an attitude check and your comments helped ease me away from the fretting. I took a deep breath and I'm placing a marker whenever I start a new day of knitting on the shawl/scarf and I see my progress. I will have a good estimate of when I will be finished in a few more days. Phew!
|oak leaves + snow = beauty|
I've had the chance to wear wool every single day this week because of the weather - I start off with cowls, I need more by the way. I'll be casting one on after I finish all the holiday knitting. My shawls I tend to wear when the true winter season arrives.
|this morning's sunrise|
I like having someone telling me what to do and taking all the thinking out of what to do. Also at each session, he fixes my 'form' which tends to be a slouchy back. Again, all good health stuff for what I've been dealing with. My RA is doing well so my worries of a potential flare have lessened with each session.
I joke all the time to him that I'm inherently lazy and I'm at the gym so I can continue to sit and knit (TRUTH!).
I've been obsessed with buying exercise clothes, mostly on-line since the last time I bought exercise clothes was in the 1990's ... I have a great affinity to stretchy pants! They have improved over the last 20 years. I need more in my life.
I am happy I took that step of taking charge of my health. If you waffling about a healthy choice, I say do it!!