Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Snow, Baby Food, Thoughts & Yarn

{ Snow, Baby Food, Thoughts & Yarn }

A busy Wednesday morning and afternoon has left me a bit of time to pop in and say hello. I have been getting up long before the sun breaks the horizon these last few months and it has really paid off. I am able to have a bit of free time to enjoy my coffee in the quiet of our home before little bodies start moving around. Today has been filled with the usual morning routine and walk to the bus stop, lots of cooking in the kitchen for mama while the little ones play, snow fall beginning (about 4 inches so far), and now a quiet bit of tea and knitting before our oldest gets out of school early. 

As our year starts to get busier and busier I feeling more and more drawn inward. I am making every effort to enjoy each day and what it may have to offer. This summer and autumn will become a very busy time for us as we leave one chapter of our lives behind and move onto a new chapter. There will be big decisions to be made, job interviews to attend, towns to explore, and homes to decide on. It won't be easy and I know my husband and I are both looking forward to this change but we always have our little reservations about the unknown future. So as I sit here with a cup of tea watching the snow fall outside on our deck I know that whatever comes our way we will be prepared. Our lives are blessed and the trials of change only make us stronger. 

Our little guy is a hungry little monster these days and I am working overtime in the kitchen to catch-up. But I do like making up little recipes for him because it is testing my creative kitchen abilities. Oh and my cleaning abilities because I make such a mess! 

The Yarn Along portion of this post....

I have picked up working on an Oaklet Shawl which might go to my oldest gal. She has been asking for one for a while now. I just received a yarn package yesterday for a Mystery Yarn Along so I am winding it up today. I finished my Downton Cowl and didn't take a single picture yet! I totally forgot about modeling for you all! I am about half way through Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen. Her stories are wonderful as usual and I just found out she has a second book out this week. What luck!

Joining up with Ginny of Small Things 

PS: I have noticed I use a lot of exclamation points when I blog. If you couldn't tell, I am full of zeal. ( Someone else's words not mine) Not a bad thing, right? 


  1. I am reading Lost Lake right now too, so good :)

  2. I'll have to look for that book. I am also an over-user of the exclamation mark. But I need it! Love the colours of those yarns. Look forward to seeing them knitted up.

  3. lots of work when your kids are young! God bless you and your family as you move towards the unknown; the good thing is that it is not unknown to God and His love is everlasting. Lovely yarn! :)))

  4. love your yarn you wound up for the mystery!! I just picked up peach keepers, I haven't read anything of hers yet. But first I have to finish what I've started.