Monthly Archives: October 2011
I had been going great guns since my birthday several weeks ago and then something happened. I found it hard to get up and by evening I felt kind of lost. Well I guess my memory isn’t what it used to be because it finally dawned on my that this happens every year! In the northeast October/November/December bring the darkest days of the year. And every year it takes me some time to get adjusted. So as much as I can, I will try to hold on to my regular routine and remind myself that it really doesn’t last long. December 21st is the shortest day and then it starts getting lighter every day. So if you are like me, hold on and find enjoyment in these days. Maybe a bit more meditation, quiet thought, sleep! Lots of activities that don’t need daylight. It’s yet another reminder that nothing lasts for ever!
As you all know I blog about my love of knitting and crochet at knitteddreamscrocheteddesires.com. This evening at our regular Wednesday gathering of the Bergen Crafters, someone said that a man watched her knit at the laundromat and said ” I haven’t seen anyone do that in years. People around here have better things to do”. Well I thought about that and decided that you may have better things to do but not many that are so satisfying and mind calming. When I am a bit on edge I find knitting/crocheting very soothing and when I finish I have something that some one can use or wear.
Relax I’m not recruiting we have tons of crafter’s out there. What I am suggesting though is that you pick up that hobby and give it another try. You don’t have to spend a lot, start with an inexpensive project. Satisfaction has no dollar amount attached. So buy some crayons, paints, yarn or fabric and get to working. I bet you will feel a real sense of accomplishment when you finish. So okay it’s not the vacation that you wanted or the new car but just for a short time you can enjoy yourself. Try it and see!
I haven’t had much to say in the last two weeks. Had a cold last week which occupied my body and brain. I am much better this week and again assuming a full schedule. Anyway I have included some pics of my birthday flowers and probably the last harvest of my garden except for my collard greens which will continue to grow to at least another month. I love the fall and all the things that come with it. The beautiful second act of our parks and gardens, the pumpkins, apple picking, an excuse to knit sweaters and shrugs and of course my birthday! I enjoy every day of it. Hope you do too.