Friday, August 19, 2016


Home, I love being home! I stay home most days, mainly I just am so content to putter around the home, but also every time I venture out I think, " where did all this traffic come from"? Not to mention all the road construction!! Ugggg!
Life at home with Mr P. is so layed back. We have days with our pumpkin, she is so adorable, I love her to the end of the moon. I am reading like the library is going to close any second. I use to read a lot but haven't for years, but now it is a book every other day if not daily. 
Knitting and sewing but not nearly as much as I should. No pressure  though at the moment and if I fall back into feeling anxious, { old habits}, I just push it out,  take a deep breath and read another book.
I have been canning and drying tomatoes like no tomorrow. Watching my pitaful garden, oh well next year for the garden will be better, eternal hope gardens are!
Just breathing! 

Friday, August 5, 2016


I'm retired and LOVE LOVE it. I have been home for a month now with my best friend and hubby. Today is the first day I feel I don't need a nap! It is amazing how much stress we carry around from our jobs and I must say the last several years my job had been over the top with stress. So good to be done with that. 

What am I doing? Well a lot of baby time! and Loving it!!!! She is the apple of our eyes that wee little one. Three months old and so interactive. We get to enjoy her company 2-3 days a week at the house while her Mama and Papa work. Can't think a better way to spend our time. I just sit and hold her for hours, yes even while she naps! Oh, I think I should put her down and get something done-but then I remember how fast this time goes and settle in snug like with her. Oh the wonder of having time to enjoy this little girl! Not getting much knitting or sewing done and that is OK too!

I did finish this shirt for son Nathan.  Pattern is Negroni and I have made several of these shirts for Nate. He likes the fit and I enjoy the pattern.

Other things I have been up:

finding the joy in letter writing
finding absolute glee opening the mail box to find a letter for me!
watched the entire RNC and DNC (never have I done that before).
Cooking a lot more
not out shopping for yarn or fabric
Read 7 books thus far
2 visits to the library
But most of all
enjoying being home in my house, slowing down.


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