Sunday, May 6, 2012


I want you to know that every evening I make plans for my blog post the next morning. I think about what I want to talk about and how I'll approach it, I take photos or look through photos I've already taken, and prepare them for uploading.

And then I get up in the morning ... early, usually ... and I wrap a shawl around my shoulders and sit and knit as the sun comes up. As the morning light arrives, I spend some time at the bow window checking out my little corner of the world. Are the clouds hanging in the valley across the bay from me? Are the trees a little greener than they were yesterday? Is anyone anchored out that wasn't there when I went to bed? Is there a wind blowing in to the harbour?
 Yesterday I saw new babies for the first time this spring... too cute!
I listen for the sounds too... otters playing on the docks, kingfishers announcing their breakfast plans, songbirds in the blackberry bushes on that little cliff behind us, the ferry starting up and leaving on its first run of the morning.

Then I usually start a little fire and put the coffee on because Michael will wake up soon. Then I have 20 minutes or so while the coffee is brewing ... which is the time I *used* to use to blog.

But these days? Waiting for the coffee gives me 20 minutes more to work on the Pi shawl -- which doesn't even get me a full round, now that I have 900 stitches on the needles! There is progress, though, and I can see a light at the end of the tunnel -- it's about 52" across, now, and it will need to be 70" before I bind off. I've already used about 1200 yards of three different yarns.

And I won't have a blog entry again now until at least Friday, because today -- finally!! -- Michael and I are going off the dock for the first time this year. We're just heading out to Russell Island or maybe over to Prevost for a few days, but I'm really looking forward to it. The weather is supposed to be amazing, and we can use a little 'breather' right now. (I keep reminding myself that I have a pretty amazing life compared to lots of people, but it *has* been a stressful year for us!)

So this is where I'll be if you need me....  :)

 ... looking back toward  our little corner of the world...
... and maybe I'll have a finished shawl when we get home on Thursday morning!


JudyG said...

love the shot of the canada geese. the babies are so cute!

Esther V. said...

Have a wonderful holiday, you two!!!
See you on Thursday at Fulford Harbour.
THE SUN IS SHINING in Victoria!! Scott is coming over to attach roof gutters to my balcony railing so I can 'plant a garden'....radishes and lettuce in the chard and carrots in the back...should work!?
that's my Monday morning.