After a day of thick fog and rain, the sun peaked out just as it was sinking in the west. The light penetrating the fog and darkness seemed symbolic on this day.
In many ways it's been a hard year for me. With my birthday coming at the end of the year, it's a good time to take stock of the past and look forward to improving during the new year. I would really like to develope some product that I can make and sell. I love spinning and weaving, to a lesser degree knitting and crocheting and I want to figure out a way to help our finances by these loves.
Christmas was very special this year. Everyone was here; Aurora and her BF had breakfast with us, then DS and wife and Faith came over around 9:30 to open gifts. We had Christmas dinner and just hung out together most of the afternoon. When our kids were small a friend described us as a quiet family. Ed & I both thrive on peace and quiet - serenity. Our kids were typical kids but noise was kept to a reasonable level, and so when we get together the pattern usually continues.
After dinner Faith was getting sleepy so Ed rested her on his shoulder. Surprisingly she snuggled her face into his beard.
Walk With Me Wednesday took place later in the afternoon. In the attempt to get back into a regular walking/exercise routine I slipped on my walking clogs and hoodie willing myself to walk, even though my cozy knitting chair and a new project formenting in my mind were calling me. It'd been a day of greys. No rain but low clouds and lowering temperatures foretelling of an early morning freeze. I looked to see what may be of interest but the things that captured my fancy didn't come out well on camera. Walking along the road which leads towards the cemetary, I noticed a hole in the clouds revealing blue - a calico sky.
We had almost 3 inches of rain during the 48 hours of Christmas eve day and Christmas. Water is still pooled in low places in fields. I wanted to get closer for a better shot but this was in the field that I was chased from a few months ago. I now know that she had a gun and was ready to shoot on that day back then so I definitly didn't want to push my luck at the edge of her field!
I want to thank everyone who graciously commented after my six weird things post. It's one of those posts that I'm tempted to delete. I've enjoyed reading other's six weird things posts and am grateful for their courage to post.
Next post will be about fibery things, and maybe a peak at my new exploration. And pictures of the three bamboo Turkish Spindles Ed is working on. :-)