Wednesday, August 01, 2012
A New Day
Juice fast is done, ended it yesterday. It served its purpose. Learned that it wasn't benefiting me to do it any longer. Summer heat has really set in. Yesterday was 106 F (41.1 C) and today is supposed to be the same. Its our time to hibernate during the day. Outside in the early morning to do chores and such. Clothes on the line dry faster than if you used a modern clothes dryer ! I spent some time on the porch after Emery went to work, doing some knitting, and having some breakfast. Whole wheat toast, with a sprinkling of cardamon and sugar on it and some coffee. That feels like a perfect breakfast to me after all this fasting stuff.
Always around this month, I am tired of summer and have dreams of wool socks, cozy fires in the wood stove, anything pumpkin flavor, jeans and flannel shirts. Its the time of the year when I sit in front of the air conditioner and knit warm things, hoping to be able to use them earlier than I did last year. I had some wonderful Crystal Palace Mini Mochi, Baby Face yarn calling my name that I had purchased last fall. I found a delightful, simple patter for a sort of shawl scarf, called Nora's Comfort that would show off the colors of the yarn perfectly. I am making in on size 2 needles so that its a finer knit than the pattern calls for. The colors are delightful !
It feels a bit like life is back to normal for me for the first time in many months. A lot has happened in 2012 for our family, many many challenges were faced. I like heading back to the simple ways, it feels a bit like coming home after a long journey. Life is good and the simple life is even better.
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...