life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass
it's about learning to dance in the rain!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

whirligig frozen

two days ago
brown mucky mess
this morning
it wears
coat of
white trampled snow

air temps
in single digits
locked movement in place

life sometimes
this way

Sunday, February 20, 2011

sunday and....

a year ago or so
i began to knit again
adrianna's august birthdate
was my motivation
sweaters to knit
for the first grandchild

last year
with the speed of weaving
with the speed of knitting

six or seven sweaters done
for the munchkin-to-be

then i turned my attention
to hats
a different challenge
two hats for the munchkin
hats for friends who are battling cancer
hats for my niece and grandniece
hats for friends who are simply
and finally a hat for me

i understand now,
the concept of how to knit a hat!

next challenge
and this one has been a challenge
over the last three weeks
i have knit
and un-knit
and then
un-knit again
these two simple handcoverings

my patience has been tested
my eyes crossed and uncrossed
as i picked up the tiny stitches

the length is good on the second
needs to redone on the first
the thumb space is wrong on the first
need unravel, again, the thumb on the first

i am quite confident
that by the time i finish
these mittens
i will understand
a mitten
or two

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


still holds
the garden

no longer
pristine white
beaten down
a dirty coat
sullied by dogs

garden waits
waits for

Thursday, February 3, 2011

morning wanders

still in jammies
i know i know
not being a "grown up"
who showered fluffed
and zipped out the door
to make their mark on
the world
or at least
to generate cash
to pay the bills

just made a soup
slowly camelized a sweet onion
shredded white potatoes, carrots
added a sweet one, as well
added garlic, of course
as well as a bit of ginger

had an organic veggie broth,
whose flavor does not quite scintillate
added the last of the spaghetti sauce
a bit of red wine
and a dollop of white corn kernels

it sits
it simmers
while my
mind wanders
this thursday day