Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Monday, December 15, 2014

Catching Up

Steve and I took a day trip to Charlottesville last month to celebrate our 8th anniversary and the weather couldn't have been more beautiful.

We went to a couple of apple orchards and brought back twenty pounds or so, some of which made it into my Thanksgiving pie.


As anyone who is married knows, it can be difficult, and second marriages with blended families are even more difficult, but we are still here and still committed to each other and for that I am grateful.

Another event I'm grateful for is the fact that my dad successfully completed his prostate cancer treatment and did amazingly well. Doesn't he look wonderful, especially at his age of 77?

I do still knit, by the way. This is the second Thoreau hat I've made and I really like the pattern.


And this is the Koolhaas hat, a Jared Flood pattern I've wanted to make for a year or so. I love it although it was slow going, mainly because it required my full attention on every round. But worth it, don't you think? It has to be warm, because it is the heaviest hat I've ever made. Steve loves it

Next time, pictures of our tiny Christmas tree!



  1. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband, and congrats to your Dad.

  2. Yes, indeed, marriage can be hard! Congratulations to you and Steve on 8 years.
    I've had my eye on the Koolhaas hat for a while, but I'm not sure I have the patience for it!

  3. Happy Anniversary to you both! Good news about your dad, he looks great! Your hats are super nice and will sure keep heads lovely and warm in the cooler days ahead.