Around Here


Good morning! I'm sitting at my kitchen table early in the morning with a window opened and it's a bit brisk. I am in heaven. I know that next week the weather forecast is back into the 80's but I'll take these low 70's in a heart beat. How has your week been? 

We drove to a local park twice this past week to walk a loop. The first time was without Frodo and the second time it was with Frodo. Each time was wonderful, I think Frodo liked the walk. We do walk in our neighborhood but there are more cars here than where we used to live, it's manageable but different to what we are used to doing.

I've been trying to increase my exercise for all that heart healthy 'stuff'.  Besides walking, I'm either strength training or doing yoga in the mornings. It's felt really good getting back into the groove and I'm sure my body appreciates it.

Around here, there's been lots of journalling, sketching, haiku writing and reading. The knitting, well it's definitely there every day but not as much as I used to do at the old house. The crisp weather has spurn some stash digging and romanticizing of fall cast ons. I also have an upcoming photo shoot some new wools I acquired in the past two months.

I swear to you Holly is happy in the photo, just annoyed I kept calling her name for the photo. Unlike Frodo who refuses to look at me when I am snapping a photo, Holly will look but give me the stink eye. She loves living here!!


  1. Hi!
    I like parks a lot, but I prefer forests :) I go mushroom picking a lot, I like it a lot. Lovely kitten! I have two at home and these are my great loves :)

  2. I'm also enjoying the cooler fall temps, but scowling at the weather people predicting 80s and humidity next week. That's not supposed to happen in September (not in my ideal world anyway)!

  3. I'm loving the darker and cooler mornings. I love coming downstairs, putting coffee on and looking out into a darker yard. I haven't knit a lot this week (work busy), but I'm sure looking forward to the NJ Sheep and Fiber Festival tomorrow!!

  4. How nice it must be to have 70 temps. I would even be happy with 90s now. (Sigh) only another month and this may happen for us desert dwellers. Cardinals never come to where I live. When I lived in KS we would see them all the time. Such a pretty bird. It is nice to see Holly and to hear she is enjoying her new digs.

  5. It takes time to findnew routines in a new place!❤

  6. Hi Karen,
    ...we too have dipped down into the 80s from the 90s...and I'm pretty happy about makes my daily bike ride much more pleasant...and I'm definitely looking forward to fall...
    ~Have a lovely day!

  7. Holly's face says it all! ROFL. Love that sweet girl!

  8. Hi! I am loving the cooler temperatures! I actually have socks on today, LOL! It makes me happy to read how much you are enjoying getting to know your new home and neighborhood. : )

  9. Fall is my favorite time of year. It never lasts long enough. You live in a beautiful area. I love your illustrated journaling. Hope you have a good weekend. :-)

  10. Holly looks adorable, what a pleasure she must be for you. Sounds like you are happy and enjoying exploring your new neighbourhood, long may that last!

  11. I'm so excited about fall - knitting with and wearing wool, time on the porch, and bourbon cocktails :-)

  12. Glad you are settling into a routine :) That forest looks like a lovely place for a walk as well! We have so many forest trails near us (although we call them bush trails) we are really lucky the kids are never short of entertainment!

    Hope you are having a nice weekend :) Busy Sunday here, after 3 parties yesterday we have another one to go to today!

    Away From The Blue

  13. Im getting into the fa11 spirit...s1ow1y though, there is a 1ot ahead of us this fa11, and we need to appreciate each day. I saw a gorgeous red map1e 1eaf that had fa11en on the drive.........

  14. The park looks like a pretty place to walk. I enjoy walking somewhere besides the neighborhood now and then. Your list of fall favorites is lovely. Yes to all of Fall. I made pumpkin muffins late this week.


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