Monday, November 30, 2009

How we feel after Thanksgiving

This is how most of us feel after eating our Thanks Giving dinner.
Well it's over for another year and now Christmas is around the corner, and I'm sure we will being feeling like the little kitten again. One surprising thing is we have no snow yet, we have very cold nights and cold days, but I've been able to carry on walking outside without to much clothing on, the sun came out today and it feels like spring is around the corner, but I'm not going to be fooled, I know we will get snow soon. The trip over to the west coast was a breeze, the weather was dry and no snow on the pass, and very little traffic, it might be because we left on Wed. I'm not sure. While there it did rain, so as not to be disappointed I'm sure, because what would a visit to the coast be without rain, and a reminder why we moved from there, well one of the reasons. We had a nice visit with our families, but it's always a special time to spend with Sam our Grand Daughter. Love You Sam! We had two dinners in a row one on Thursday and one on Friday, on Thursday dinner was with Lonny's Family, his sister one of the ten kids, her husband and a son who was up from Calif. for the first time in five years. Lonny's Mom who will be 90 soon, and we stayed at her house, we probably wore her out. Friday we spent at my brothers house, Got to see my brothers family and some of the Grand Children, our Dad and my oldest son which we never see often enough, and he look great. So weather permitting we'll get over there for Christmas. I'll write later on some of the things I did before Turkey Day, but I've got to get my pictures on the computer, so look forward to news on Knitting retreat, The Methow Valley Spinners and Weavers Sale and life in general. Hard to believe November is over, but I'm ollking forward to winter, I would love to do sme sking.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Time to Knit and Weave

I was reminded just recently that I haven't blogged since August 20Th, this made me think about what I'm doing now compared to what I did last summer. My last blog I talked about the Blue Bird that befriended me, I have since said good bye to, and anticipating her and her family's return in the spring. I have not only said good bye to Mama blue bird but also to my Dad, as he always leaves in the fall to spend time on the coast in his apt. and with his brother and his son my brother. My boy's are over there to, and Dad does see my youngest son Jens often because Jens works at Albertson's just down the road. Ely is still working for Starbucks, and Dad stops in to see him on occasion. My Dad and I had a mean game of Yahtzee going every night after dinner, and from his trailer window we saw a lot of beautiful sunsets, we had lots of laughs, it was a great time. Then on Saturdays, Dad and I would go to Saturday Market in Twisp, and as I think I've mentioned just a few times, we would have coffee and a fry bread. Thinking back, it's hard because it already seems so long ago. I walked every day then, and now I walk every day and walk on the tread mill every day after dinner. I walk the treadmill because I'm not going outside and working in the garden, moving hoses,watering trees and just enjoying the beautiful summer evenings we can have here, it's to dark and to cold now. Just two weeks ago tonight, I got home from knitting retreat, I've been going for over twenty years. It's so good as always to see my dear friends and have a few needed laughs, it keeps ya going. When this fall arrived it came fast and cold, we didn't have the beautiful colors we usually have, but it is still gorgeous. When it was time to pick the winter squash and just clean out the garden, I knew it was going to give me permission to start thinking of the other things I love to do and don't take time from when gardening, and other summer things I do, such as getting my spinning wheel turning again, and my knitting projects, also it's this time of year that weaving becomes something I do feverishly because Nov. 20Th and 21 St is our big Weavers sale here in Twisp. So producing enough to have a good showing of what our guild is capable of doing and making a little money to pay my dues and by more things to do. The holidays are upon us, and this season we hope to get over to my Brother's house for Thanksgiving and be thankful for all we have and our health. I'm thankful for all the produce that I put up for the winter from my perfect little garden. I'm thankful for my friends and family. Lonny's doing well, he's working on a project just for himself, after working on everyone elses for the last four years, I think he's having fun. Thanks for letting me know that you read this rambling and caring.
Some impressive Broccoli!

My beautiful Grand Daughter being silly, what a fun memory to keep through the winter