Friday, March 11, 2016
the makings of a rainy day
Yesterday was a very rainy, drizzly, gray day. The kind of day when the dark clouds lay low and heavy and one has to literally peel herself up out of her warm, cozy bed in the morning. Oh yes, it was a gray day, and that is exactly how I had to get up out of bed.
I was so very tired that I had to fight to stay awake to get the kids' school lessons in and completed. I just kept telling myself, "Get it done and then you can take a nap after lunch." And that is what I did, indeed. I got lunch finished and then tucked myself in under a handmade afghan with my little dog Molly and we took an hour long snooze. It was divine.
The rest of the day then was quite productive. There was laundry that needed done and dinner needed made (Lazy Man Cabbage rolls, what an appropriate dinner for the way I felt yesterday.) Lily spent some time working on the dress she is making for herself. Ian spent a lot of time reading, of course (one of his favorite pastimes), and I spent three whole hours later in the evening spinning. Three hours!
How did I ever manage that?
As we all were feeling a bit tired and had no plans to go anywhere, we decided to have a family movie night. We found a movie called The Water Horse on Netflix, and so I spun and wound up yarn during the whole movie, and then I was on such a roll that I continued to spin until bedtime.
I also did a bit of knitting yesterday. Well, everyday has a bit of knitting in it for me. I don't think I can go a day without knitting, actually.
Yesterday, I finished up a three crosses dishcloth (my third one now), and I did some work on my Harvest cardigan. I have found this cardigan pattern to be very easy to understand which I really appreciate as this is my first time knitting a sweater. And while I've been doing my knitting, I've also been enjoying some very lovely Manderine podcasts.
My little pottery mugs of herbs are growing just fine. The basil was the first to come up, and it seems as though I will definitely have to thin it out. The parsley just started to poke its little green heads up from under the dirt yesterday. And then our oak trees! Oh my! They are doing so good!
I hope that you all have a wonderful day. I need to do a little grocery shopping this morning, and then we are visiting some friends this afternoon. It's still a bit gray today, so a visit with a friend will be a lovely way to cheer up the day!