Feeling Listy…and a Preview

From Che and Fidel via bluebirdbaby, I couldn’t help myself. I’ve been under-the-weather and feeling rather stagnant…it’s nice to take a step back from me and see that I am, in fact, doing things.

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I am…
making : progress, even if I don’t see it.
cookingwith winter roots. already.
drinking : spiced hot chocolate. already. 
reading : C.S. Forester (I am always reading a Hornblower novel…right now, it’s Ship of the Line), along with various poets, photography manuals, knitting books and listening to a collection of Ray Bradbury’s short stories on audio while I run (this is not motivational for movement, not in the least, but I have become an audio book addict and this is the only time I can listen when I’m not in the car).
wantinga few more weeks of sun to ripen the tomatoes.
looking : for antique birdcages. oh, and a job.
playingwith the baby kitties. Whether I mean to, or not.
wasting : energy worrying about…everything.
sowing : ideas. It’s going to be a Winter of bringing dormant projects to fruition. 
wishingfor abundance, on all fronts. It’s been a lean Summer.
enjoyingcollaborative work.
waitingfor the Taproot Gathering (4 more sleeps!).
likingwinding down our evenings earlier as the nights lengthen.
wonderingwhen we’ll look back on this difficult time and smile at the memory, able to seen then how much it helped us grow.
loving : his sense of humor. 
hopingthe sinus pressure lifts and I can lead a couple of great classes tomorrow.
marvellingat how easily we fell into the school year rhythm. We’ve made it to the bus stop every morning!
needingan oven. It was fine not to have one during the summer, but it’s time to start roasting and baking again and I am sadly bereft.
smelling honey. The aroma coming from the hive right now is so strong it can knock you down. 
wearingwool from head to toe.
followingmy own advice.
noticing : the turning of leaves, in only a few select trees for now, but soon we’ll be surrounded in the brilliance of Fall in New England.
thinking : I need to learn how to say “no” when my plate is full.
bookmarking : warming recipes.
opening : the last jar of OMG Peach Salsa from last summer, as I jar up this year’s batch.
gigglingat my son wearing my old Felix the Cat suspenders with a purple tie, blue plaid shirt, and camouflage pants.
feelingoverwhelmed, but also blessed.
In other news, I have, today, only a preview of Martin’s Acorn Hat. It’s a pattern I’m calling The Acorn Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree, because I have included sizing for adult and child, with instructions on creating either the top or the bottom of the acorn.
As I said above, I have been under-the-weather these last few days, and it hasn’t been all that comfortable to have my eyes locked on a screen. So, I’ll finalize the pdf and have it ready for Monday morning instead. It’s nice to have something to look forward to on a Monday, isn’t it?
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Shoot to Sell! Photography workshop and my Nuno Felt workshop are happening tomorrow at Wildwood Farm in Madison, CT. There is room for last-minute additions, so come on by. See you Monday, with links to the Acorn Hat pattern on Ravelry and my Etsy shop!
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