Unexpected

A chilly windy sunrise with a hot cup of tea. Not what I expected this July morning, but my heart is happy with the surprise.

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A Quiet Day on Loch Ness

We all slept well and woke late, so it was a really quiet day. I was up first so a cup of tea and my knitting kept me company.image

Shopping for the remainder of the week was our expotition for the day. Salmon for dinner, with a view.

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Look what we found at the store!

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The girl and I went for a walk after supper and found my next house, and look, someone is already fixing it up for me!

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And this is the dock that goes with it. Heaven!

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Tea with this view before settling in for the night.

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A New Year

This month was supposed to be the month of ‘me’. So far, it’s the month of everything else! Some things are unavoidable, so, I’ll just extend this 4 weeks for myself into February! I’ve been on the go since May, so I thought January would be a great time to take some down time and focus on pampering myself and spending time doing what I love.

The December Enlightenment Course went super well, so well that I am working on something new to be unveiled soon…yummy! And we have a number of other projects to work on: the kitchen renovation project will start in April so we’re in the midst of deciding paint colors, tile, flooring and lighting. Another project crowding my brain is planning the trip to Scotland with grandchild #2. I’ve been there before so it’s not a complete scour, but still lots to figure out. The book is starting to coalesce into something with a real direction, and that is scary and exciting at the same time!

 

Right now I am still quilting the second quilt, which was supposed to be done for Christmas 😦 but I am making some fabulous socks!

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This shot was taken in the car on our way to CT…aren’t the colors amazing! Here’s the finished sock:

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These are going to be great for wearing on the cold mornings. I can’t believe I have fallen in love with something I resisted for so long, sock knitting…..second one is half done!

 

I have to share my favorite Christmas present…..this precious tea cup with it’s own strainer and lid….LOVE!

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I use it every day for my chai.

I have started another sweater for myself, having not finished the last one yet….did I say it was the month of me? 🙂

The blog was on the backburner for December as I was busy with the online course and the December scrapbook, but look for more regular posts from now on!

Cheers!

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