Hello out there!!!! I have been gone much longer than I meant to be. Again. I feel like I have been rather boring. Not a whole lot going on in my world. I am busy. All the time. But nothing that is very exciting, or blog worthy. Just normal everyday stuff.
The entire month of February has felt like Spring. Some days, like summer. We reached the 90's a few of those days. The trees bloomed. The birds began nesting. The chickens began to lay. It was weird. I would have loved to have had more winter. But I have to say, being outside has been kind of nice too.
The other night, Drew's girlfriend Christine, brought over the most beautiful lemon cake! Drizzled with a tart lemon glaze, and sitting atop a pretty cut glass plate. I just so happened to have this bowl of lemons on the island. We have been picking fruit in the grove every few days.
I was doing a little yard work today, and it struck me how beautiful everything was. The grass is getting nice and green. Things are beginning to bloom. I couldn't resist putting a pretty yellow Primrose on the porch.
My Kalancho is bursting in pretty pink blooms.
There are two swings in the front yard. They both get an awful lot of use. One is on the lawn, the redwood A frame that we brought back home from the cabin. The other one is a glider on the porch. We have had it for about 25 years. It still keeps gliding along just fine for me. I love to sit in both. As well as the swing in the grove out by the chicken run. There is just something about swinging.
Another sign of Spring, is the huge population of Bunnies around here.
So, I have spent a lot of time thinking about what it is exactly that has prevented me from my usual posting schedule here on my blog. I have wondered, could it be the Insta Gram craze? It is so fast and easy to post to IG, and it is fun to see what everyone is making and doing. Is that filling that blogging slot for me? Is it that I feel like I have already written about everything of interest to me, and shared it with you? That I am really just very boring, with not much to tell? I have no intention of stopping my blog. I continue to get a lot of pleasure from both blogging and reading all of your blogs. There seems to be an ebb and flow to most things, and so I suppose with blogging as well.
As you know, I am on a quest to learn to knit better this year! I have been having a lot of fun, finding projects, learning new techniques, and trying something new. I am working on socks now. I have a friend who has graciously shared her time and knowledge with me. My socks are of the easy sort. They are tube socks, made of chunky yarn. However, I am learning to use double point needles. VERY awkward for this crocheter! I also learned how to do the Kitchner Stitch to seam the toe. And I have learned a lot about how the stitch should look when correct, as opposed to incorrect. And how to fix it if it is the latter. I learned the correct way to back out of stitches, and how to use a stitch counter.
I have been doing more knitting than usual, and a few of my regular chores have been neglected! Like ironing!!!
One last thing. I haven't been doing a lot of thrifing lately either, but this find was fantastic! I walked into one of my favorite haunts a week or so ago, and there it was.....calling my name.
I hope this finds you all well. I know that while we are experiencing an early Spring, there are many of you who are being hammered with storm after storm. It must feel like Spring will never arrive. I hope you stay warm and safe, and that soon, the snow will melt, and bright sunny Daffodils will be in your yards instead.
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