Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cleaning House

I took the tree down today.  This may be the shortest amount of time I've ever had one up, but since the needles were falling off in great bunches, it felt like the right time.  

I am enjoying the beautiful weather we are having; blue skies, sunny, and just crisp enough to feel energizing.  Despite my love of snow, this seems good.  

Meredith's cat is working hard every night while we sleep to bring gifts of yarn to us all.  He particularly likes the newest skeins (much like myself), but he also really likes a skein of Galway Tweed, as it is pretty sheepy smelling.  It's nice having company in our little cottage this week, especially now that the rush of Christmas is over.

Tonight most of us are heading out to a little place in Norfolk that is renowned for it's wide variety of craft beers on tap.  Meanwhile, I plan on taking a walk to enjoy the weather, reading a little, and knitting just a bit.  hope you and yours are enjoying this peaceful time of year too.


  1. I'm so envious of your calm. I'm working furiously on finishing up a cardigan for a photo shoot for a magazine and haven't stopped knitting except to eat and sleep in the last 3 days. I guess I'll have to have my holiday next week!

  2. Yarn as breadcrumbs... I like it!