Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Its a wintry wonderland here in RVA.  I'm excited for the land has been given the icy rest it needs to kill off bacteria, germs and other unwanted pesky things.  Now it can properly prepare for the coming season.

I thoroughly enjoy this time of year because I too am allowed a rest from being on the go.  I take the time to relax, reflect and simply enjoy each moment slowly.  Just like this morning, I took time and care to get ready for work.  No rushing, no hurry, just simply taking slower steps and being conscious of my surroundings as I prepared for my day.  I admit that I have been truly spoiled the past 15 years or so with not having to get up early or leave home at all on inclement weather days.  However, I did learn to appreciate taking things slow so I enjoy the process and change that has occurred.

When I get off work, I plan to leisurely return home ~ to avoid having an accident as well as just take my time, then make some hash browns, bacon and drop biscuits.  Love comfort food.  After eating and cleaning up, I shall simply rest, ponder and knit.

Have an awesome day all!

Thursday, January 16, 2014


Getting excited now...move into new place is just on the horizon.  Been looking forward to this day for quite sometime.  Now that I have my budget worked out, I must determine the things I will need for the new place and create a strategy plan to get them.

I've been keeping busy knitting and listening to audiobooks. My reading list has grown and I prolly will surpass my goal of 30 books this year before Spring :)

OTN ~ will update post later w/yarn details
Angry Bird Socks 
Barley Hat

Completed Reading List
*short stories
House of Lurking Death*
Parker Pyne Mysteries
Finessing the King*
The Case of the Missing Lady*
Knit One Kill Two
Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim*
Gate of Baghdad*
More Malice Domestic
Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories
Adventure of the Western Star*
The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan*
Jane in Search of a Job*
The Man in the Mist*
Dead Harlequin*
Regatta Mystery and Other Stories
Five Love Languages for Singles
The Millionaire Mind
The Affair of the Pink Pearl*

Now back to work. Have an awesome day!

Wednesday, January 08, 2014


Good Morning. Its cold here on the east coast, however, it is not as cold where I am as some places. Thank you Lord. I've been continually reminding myself that it could be colder, it could be worse so just embrace where you are and celebrate.

Today I will be working on my weekly schedule  then I have a base for my daily routines.  Need to establish routines so that I can accomplish more as well as spend time simply being. Once the weekly schedule is outlined it will allow me the freedom to decide just how I want to incorporate old and new ideas. Definitely must include weekly knitting and reading for they keep me sane. Who knew that even without having a full house of people to manage, you still need to have routines and plans in place.

On the knitting front, I've recently completed a hat and mini mitts set for a little girl, a team colored scarf for my boss and have a pair of Angry Bird socks OTNs.  Next up is a couple quick headbands and a hat for a co-worker.

Time to get the work done.  Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

New Beginnings ~ bitter sweet!

I've safely arrived in 2014...yeah, that's the only way I know how to put it without being too sarcastic.  I am still not where I had hoped to be, however, I am grateful I am no longer in a completely unhappy situation.

As I embark on another phrase of this new season, I have found myself reflecting on the past.  This year marks the 4th of no homeschooling and the 3rd of no homesteading.  Doesn't sound like a longtime but it truly is when that was all you knew.  I am moving into my new abode next week and looking forward to doing a downside version of my homesteading especially since its only me!  Single life is definitely an adjustment.  Being divorced is wonderful just can be lonesome in the winter and the empty nest, well let's just say I miss my kids because they are 1200 miles away.

So in preparation of embracing and celebrating the changes in 2014, I've decided to pickup writing again.  I even completed a poem today...yay! Since I work full-time out of the home, I will need to make some adjustments that incorporate being gone and I am looking forward to implementing some of the beloved Amish ideas again.

Time to get back to work. Hope you all have a fantastic day!

~ Happy 2014 ~

May this year bring forth much success, peace, happiness, love and joy!!