sweet things

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA new knitter was born yesterday.  After many months and perhaps years of finger knitting, it felt like this almost six-year-old was ready.  The trick to knitting with a child is to not start too early- frustration kicks in and the magic could be lost.  Hmmmm… come to think of it, that is similar to learning anything new, right?  Reading, writing, riding a bike… the list goes on.   But, that is another conversation all together.

It was so very pleasant to have a home day, a day in which a portion was spent cuddled on the couch with my two knitters.   I listened to my son murmur the handy verse, “In the front door, go around back, peek through the window, and off jumps jack” and soaked up the momentary quiet.  And I mean momentary when I say it.  The long gray days can look crafty and sweet, just  as easily as they can look like a wild swell of tears and fighting.  So I take it where I can get it, and I soak it up for those future stormy seas.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI heard there is another ten inches of the cold, white stuff to come our way this weekend.  I am trying not to mope about it, but let me tell you that is a true challenge.  Thank goodness there is still good, clear sap to gather and boil down to make a sticky salve to heal this seasonal wound.  There isn’t much a good batch of syrupy pancakes can’t fix anyhow.

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