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.
making : progress, even if I don’t see it.
cooking : with 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).
wanting : a few more weeks of sun to ripen the tomatoes.
looking : for antique birdcages. oh, and a job.
playing : with 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.
wishing : for abundance, on all fronts. It’s been a lean Summer.
enjoying : collaborative work.
waiting : for the Taproot Gathering (4 more sleeps!).
liking : winding down our evenings earlier as the nights lengthen.
wondering : when 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.
hoping : the sinus pressure lifts and I can lead a couple of great classes tomorrow.
marvelling : at how easily we fell into the school year rhythm. We’ve made it to the bus stop every morning!
needing : an 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.
wearing : wool from head to toe.
following : my 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.
giggling : at my son wearing my old Felix the Cat suspenders with a purple tie, blue plaid shirt, and camouflage pants.
feeling : overwhelmed, 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?
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!