Wednesday, November 30, 2016

"Knitters use knitting to value-add to the world." ~ Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

We are well settled into my mother's home for our "in-between the holidays" time. Doctor appointments; gathering with friends; trying to sort through our storage units! It is a bit different, not being in our own home for the holiday season. I am usually well into decorating and movie watching at this point. This has been a year of adjustments on many fronts, but all is well.

One constant - I always have a knitting project in the works. My most recent is the "Chinook Scarf". This is really a very easy knit, yet I have had to frog back several times. Why? Because I have worked on it in the car. This pattern has a very simple lace edge, but if you are not paying attention (which I tend to not do in the car) it is easy to mess up. So, I don't knit this particular project in the car anymore.

It will be lovely when it's done!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

"If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share." ~ W. Clement Stone

Having used this old postcard of my grandparents for the last several years, I am keeping with tradition. Bruce and I arrived safely in NY on Sunday, and proceeded to get snowed in on Monday. What a winter wonderland! I did tell Bruce that it is in weather like this that I long for my own home, with soup on the stove and holiday movies on the TV. Next year!

For the next few days, we will be gathering with family to celebrate Thanksgiving. In spite of the affairs of our country and our world, I continue to be grateful for those that I love and cherish. I wish you all the most wonderful of Thanksgivings!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

"There is no place like home - seriously!" ~ Me

Yesterday, I took a sunrise walk over a bridge near our condo here in Florida. Such a soothing way to begin the day!

When we arrived here following our getaway in New Orleans, I sat on the couch and cried - tears of joy - believe me! For the first time in 6 months, we were in a home of our own. Our own bed, our own pots and pans, our own towels. While we were so fortunate over those 6 months to stay in comfortable homes, there really is nothing like your own.

We will head back north toward the end of next week to spend the holidays with family and friends, and will once again be guests. We think, however, that our nomad days may be coming to an end. We will definitely head south again for the winter, but new things should await us come spring. I'll fill you in more when I have something definitive to share.

In the meantime, we are enjoying our Florida home and our Florida friends. It is just wonderful!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

“Everyone in this good city enjoys the full right to pursue his own inclinations in all reasonable and, unreasonable ways.” ~The Daily Picayune, New Orleans, March 5, 1851

We recently returned from five days in New Orleans! We had been invited to the wedding of our dear friends' daughter, and decided to go a few days early in order to explore a city that we had never been to before. 

New Orleans is a city for the senses. The sights, sounds, aromas, flavors - oh my word! Music, all day and all night - everywhere. Food, you name it, and too much of it - wonderful! People, open and welcoming - so proud of their city. 

Some of my best shots were actually from my phone, but they did not transfer well to the slideshow, so I didn't include them. So it goes! Enjoy!