happy christmas


Sorry I have been absent on here lately. I got sick earlier last week and haven't been able to knock it. I'm still not feeling the best, but I'm hoping I will be able to last tonight and tomorrow without feeling too ill. Really strange that I'm getting sick all of a sudden. Ah, well. I hope you all are well and enjoying the holidays. And don't get sick! Take my advice! It's no good!

new music playlist


I just thought I'd drop in to say I added some new music. In case you still want to listen to the old list, you can find it here.


i love the snow:::

{fresh snow.}

It is late and I should be in bed, but I have been trying to catch up with some emails I've been putting off. I absolutely love getting mail, whether it's emails or real live mail (of course I always enjoy the latter a little bit more). However, sometimes it can be hard keeping up with it all and whenever I put it off, I find it even harder to sit down and respond to everything. I suppose that is procrastination on my part. A very bad habit. Something I must break. Possibly a New Year's resolution? Oh yeah, I don't really believe in New Year's resolutions. Well, the idea of them appeals to me, but when it comes to actually doing them, well, that's when the evil procrastination sickness sets in. And I never really do anything on the list. Then it's all just so depressing. It's a wretched little cycle. Although, it never hurts to write down things to work on and change, even if you don't necessarily get them all accomplished in one whole year. Alright, moving on... I can tell this is going to be filled with pretty much useless information. But lo! I have pictures! A few anyway.

loving the snow

wool yarn

my first knitted sock

I am simply loving the snow we are getting! That's probably what will help me get up tomorrow morning. The fact that it is going to be gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. Also a few cups of strong black coffee will help as well. I'm not really a morning person, though I like the idea of being a morning person. I don't even really eat breakfast that much (again, I like the idea of it), but I love my coffee. I love it good and strong. But (and this sounds like another New Year's resolution coming on) I would love to be able to change that and become a morning person again, with the occasional late night on a weekend. I usually try this for about a month and then somehow, someway, I find myself getting back into the same old rut again where I cannot seem to get to bed at a sane hour and then find myself sleepy all day. How is it that I can be completely worn out during the afternoon, but when it hits 10p.m. I'm all wide eyes? Oh, well. I'll figure out that whole thing someday. Yeah, maybe this year is the year I figure it out...maybe.

I've also been knitting up a storm. I decided to knit or crochet most of the gifts this year. A lot of people will be getting hand warmers. I've also got a few other things up my sleeve, but I hesitate to write them out here. I have no idea who reads this and I wouldn't want to give away any surprises! I just hope I can get most, if not all of them completed before Christmas. Next year I need to start a heck of a lot earlier. This whole last minute business just isn't cutting it for me. As much as I love having a bunch of projects to knit up while it's all cozy inside and snowing outside, I don't really have the time to lounge about all day making gifts. So next year maybe I will start at least a few months before, instead of waiting until after Thanksgiving...ehem. Did I mention I'm a procrastinator?

Most of you will probably be reading this in the morning (oh wait, it IS the morning), so good morning! Have a lovely week and stay cozy!

busy time


It is that busy time of year. I will write more soon, but until then, I thought I would share this lovely song with you. It makes my heart sing.

long weekend


knitting gift

I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday! It's always hard to get back into the swing of things after taking off several days of work. I worked a little bit here and there, but pretty much got off schedule from Thursday through Sunday. But it was a nice break. And it snowed Saturday night! When I woke up Sunday morning I felt sheer joy looking out the window to the winter wonderland. I hate driving in the cold icy weather, but I love how bright it gets outside when it snows. And it encourages me to drink more hot coffee and tea while knitting to keep my fingers warm.

the fat cat
The kitty in the antique shop. You could hear him purring and when I went down to pet him, his fur was incredibly soft and he just purred louder. Oh so cute.

kitties in the antique shop
Look! Another kitty! They were all over the place.

mandy and dayna
Sunday morning we went to coffee with Dayna, a good friend who lives in Chicago. And we met her friend Mandy. It was wonderful.

I also discovered this coffee shop in Mount Vernon. It's called "fuel" and has amazing coffee and atmosphere. I will surely be back.

Have a nice week!