Happy New Year!!!
The fabric and fiber through my life as seen by a fiber artist.
|The Recipe For Sara|
3 parts Sensitivity
2 parts Humor
1 part Silliness
Splash of Attractiveness
Finish off with a little umbrella and straw
Or if you were calling me by my full name:
|The Recipe For Sara Maria|
3 parts Originality
2 parts Sass
1 part Fearlessness
Splash of Difance
Serve over ice
Each new year the list maker in me posts a New Year's list...so, thought I would review and see how I did...
I would want to have a job like this guy! This guy is the fascinating photographer, Art Wolfe. Recently, I found his wonderful series: Edge of the Earth on my local PBS station. And, I am hooked.
And, he always wears these little knit hats...hmmm...maybe I could get a job as his hat knitting assistant?
In addition to catching this series on PBS...Happened to catch a program on the National Geographic Channel about one of their photographers. Wish I could remember the title of the program because it was worth seeing.
See, I told you there would be more about PBS television...Now aren't you glad I told you about this???
Much thinking has gone on these past few months as I have tried to turn my apartment in a home! And, yes...it has taken me a while! (Since May 5th when I moved in) And, no...I'm not quite finished.
My vacation needs are simple...a place to relax. A place to read. A place to dream. A place to treat myself to long luxurious bathes and relaxing skin treatments. A place to get out and see new and exciting things. A place to learn about the world around me.
My home meets the needs to relax, read, dream.
My bath room can be turned into a spa anytime I wish and I have enough items to create a spa feeling.
My home is situated in an area that is close enough for me to visit four other states (Vermont (the closest), Massachussetts (less than 2 hours), Maine, and New York (both about 2 hours away) ). Therefore, I can see new places and learn about the world around me. This also meets the needs of getting out in the outdoors with so many places to hike, walk around, investigate, and even stay at for a day or two. Plus there are spas in the area when I can go and get a massage if I feel so inclined.
And, if getting in the car and driving for a little while doesn't meet that need there is the free library (don't you just love the way New England has free libraries as opposed to public libraries???) where all manner of books and videos can be found. Plus, don't forget Public Television which has great programs on it (more on that at a later date)...
Now there is only the fact that I have about ten boxes that need to be unpacked; an altar to set up; a closet to arrange; and then it will be done! So here we go!
Ahhh, Mother is relaxing under the beautiful blanket which Tara sent her. She also received a beautiful sweater from Tara and a scarf which I knit for her. So, she is set for the winter. My sister, Mary, is sending some money and I think new shoes will be in order.
All in all, it has been a very nice Christmas!!!!
Today was the day to catch up...and breathe!
Christmas Eve! I hope Santa brings you everything you are wishing for...but, most importantly, I hope he brings you love, joy, and peace.
I am taking my friend, Dave's advice...and talking about the computer problem from-you-know-where....thinking someone more computer savvy will have an idea...
The day from you-know-where! I have spent a total of 4 hours on the phone with HP...and the problem is not going to be resolved...at least not until I decide that I want to buy a new computer - which is going to be "not any time soon". And, after all the work that I went through while on the phone with the hp guy...when I started my computer up - it told me that the software for the printer wasn't installed properly and it would need to be deleted!
One of the blogs that I read all the time is Colleen's Loose Leaf Notes. In my comments about seeing the candidates the other day, she asked me:
Ahhh...it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And, it has been for the last two weeks. I don't think we have to worry about having a White Christmas at all.
So, this was the candidate...John Edwards...and the crowds were there for sure yesterday. Sometimes you wonder if it was the entertainment that brought them out or the person. But either way, it was a way to listen to what they have to say. He had great charisma! And, some interesting things to say! He even answered my question during the question and answer time.
Today was very reminiscent of the 60s and 70s - those days when we challenged the government, sang protest songs, and proclaimed our right to be Americans...
Please welcome my new grandson...Griffin. He is an Australian Shepherd/Sharpei Mix. My daughter, Tara, adopted him yesterday. Isn't he adorable???
Today, I am wishing for a little sunshine...as it is gray and sort of gloomy. Although earlier today, there was a little sun. So, I searched some of my photos to show you a little sunshine in my area.
A Nor'easter is scheduled starting tomorrow...so, today I spent time getting prepared. They are saying we will get about a foot of snow! So, this afternoon, I went and got my hair cut (no, it wasn't a necessity - I just wanted to look cute for the holidays!) picked up mother's medicine at the pharmacy, and grocery shopping.
Hey, the weatherman was right! Two out of three ain't bad...(oh, sorry that's an old Meatloaf line).
Sheila Ann has honored me by posting and linking some of my snow photos over at Beauty on the web blog! I feel so honored. Thank you, Sheila Ann!
There they are...two pair of mittens knit in two weeks...these are going to the Soaring Eagles Project as part of my contribution for Knit Unto Others. I really enjoyed it making these little mittens this year.
I hope they help keep some sweet child's hands warm during the winter months.
We are expecting another snow storm just like last week-end. Except that maybe it will not be any where as much snow...more slick stuff than the fluffy stuff I like.
Killian here - again...
Labels: Personal; Killian
Ahhhh...Christmas is in the air. The cd player now holds all 16 Christmas and or holiday cds that I own! And, I am actually in the process of playing them. Unusual for me...
My favorite road...again! Half Mile Road dressed in winter.
Am feeling totally sleep-deprived! Last night I hit the bed about 11:00 p.m....awoke at 1:22 a.m., 3:30 a.m., 4:42 a.m., and then the alarm went off at 6 a.m. Can't decide what the problem is - but, I think I've got it figured out a bit...
Knitting took a front seat in November with having to finish up the hats and mittens for Headstart and getting them delivered. Seems that I spent most of my time at my two knitting groups - the Monday one from 9-Noon and the Friday one from 1-3. Then the last couple of weeks I even added a Wednesday 1-3 group.
Snow! Did someone say snow? Oh, I love snow...I love the way the world looks covered in snow...pure, clean, ethereal! Guess I haven't been a New Englander long enough to hate snow! And, how does one hate something so gorgeous!
As I grew up the news came into my home via a radio, newspaper, magazine, or newsreels at the movie theater. Later on we were able to afford to buy a television set. It was small and black and white. The news when we got it was not this instantaneous gratifacation type thing.
The movies were rented from the library yesterday. (Wild Hogs, Babel, Step Up, and Casino Royale 007)