Thursday, January 10, 2019

this and that

Dear readers, sometimes life just does take us so far afield from where we have it all planned out in our calendars. I've been away from here for nearly a week. *Sigh*.

We've had snow for days up here on the ridge. Yesterday morning I was tidying up after breakfast and snapped this picture of the view over our kitchen sink. It reminded me of a very lovely piece in a very lovely book, Being Home, a book of meditations by Gunilla Norris. Doing the dishes is one of my favorites. Norris has authored many small books on meditation, complete with simple photos to accompany each piece. Perhaps your local library can find you a copy or two.
My Bernina is back from the spa and we've spent some good time together, working on being productive. Yes, the view does sometimes distract us from our work, but that's OK.
I've caught up on all the block of the month squares that are available so far. I do like things better now that I've added the aqua and more turquoise. Can't wait for our VTMQG meeting this Sunday when we'll all share our blocks. I love seeing how each person interprets the blocks differently. We're also staying on for a sew-in, to finish up our community quilt. I'll take pics!
The sun is setting later each day. Doesn't it feel hopeful? This was the view out to the west late this afternoon. Snow and sun and clouds and the mountains, all roiled up together, framed by the twinkle lights strung before the solstice. 

Have you been keeping up with the Kooser poems? Each day I am reminded of why I love this man's poetry. Each day a gem. Each day an exquisite choice of words. 

Today I am celebrating! My right knee was replaced in December, 2006 and my left was replaced January 10, 2007, 12 years ago today. We sure have had a lot of fun together, and I'm looking forward to plenty more ahead. Batman may have superpowers, but I am bionic in my own right! :-)
Here's a sneak peek at a little something I'm cooking up for next week. There's a special milestone on the calendar and I want to mark it with a giveaway...

12 comments:

  1. Aqua is the antidote for winter. That and sunny yellow. Happy 2019!

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    1. Thanks, Lori! I agree...aqua and yellow are both mood boosters!

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  2. Yes to the aqua and turquoise. You are certainly living up to your word for 2019. Sure would like to have some snow here. I am going to check out the book you wrote about. Enjoy your day.

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    1. Thanks Beverly! And now it looks like we may get slammed with some major snow this weekend! Wish I could send some along to you. :-)

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  3. When it comes to clothes, I am quite partial to grey. I haven't used much of it in my quilts but think it's time I do so. Got me curious about your milestone and the giveaway... happy week's end til then.

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    1. I love grey too. It's such a calm and peaceful color. I'm guessing you all may get some of the impending snow? Stay safe! xo

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  4. Many congratulations to you and your knees! I just love the views from your windows, that last one especially, we are lucky to have good views.....xxx

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    1. Thanks Lyn! I love seeing the pics of all the rambles you and Ollie take and I often think we are indeed lucky ladies to live where we do. xo

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  5. Magical views from your windows. Congratulations on your knee anniversary! I hope they are wearing well for you! :)

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    1. Thanks Simone! My knees are helping me to move into the future. I would have been in a wheelchair by now had I not had the surgeries. :-(

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