Weekend in the woods


Ah Monday morning – you bring back the reality a bit.

We got a huge delivery of firewood dropped in our front driveway on Saturday and we spent hours lugging wood into tidy piles in the woodshed and then the overflow into the garage. It was hard work – but good work. It felt brilliant to be doing some physical and practical and I am sure the next time we have to do it I will be far more jaded and moan about it a lot more, but right now, this suburban-girl even finds a deep satisfaction in lugging wood through the rain for our very own fire. We now have a warm house and happy hearts. Last night I sat knitting by the fire, while we watched the latest episode of Project Runway, and enjoyed the pop ‘n’ crackle (and a well earned whisky).  We may have been absolutely shattered from all the wood lugging and Fall Fair shenanigans but it was a nice evening.

I have finished my cardigan for Lily – but it turns out that it is way too huge for her – in my usual casual knitting manner I think I added a fair few stitches across the back and it now fits Amelia perfectly – but Lily won’t have that, so it will probably have to sit in a cupboard until she grows into it. Next I am experimenting with stripes and wrist warmers. I started a wrist warmer last night and I think it might end up being a vest for a portly teddy bear. Perhaps I need to go back to following patterns.

Twitter!  Quite honestly, I read a lot of tweets, more than I really should and I am going to stop – very soon… well, I’m going to limit myself to not reading them all the time… but this one I really like: @AdviceToWriters — it’s useful and encouraging.

The Only Way to Become Amazingly Great at Something over at Zen Habits is a nice little reminder that it takes a lot of work and practice to master the thing you really want to master.  “So here’s the thing: don’t get discouraged if you’re just starting out. Have fun, like we all did in the beginning. If you have fun, you’ll learn to love it, and THAT’S when it clicks. When you love something, you’ll want to do it all the time”.