Good morning to you! The moment the percolator stopped brewing, I poured a cup of coffee, and set up outside to knit. It is suppose to be ninety-seven degrees today and tomorrow, but oh that summer morning breeze, I just can’t get enough of it.
Forgive me for sharing this shawl you’ve seen many times before, but since I’ve been making knitting goals for myself this week, and liking how those goals fit into my days, I’ve set another, and that is to finish this shawl this weekend. Twenty rows today and twenty tomorrow is the goal. That will be a bit of a challenge, because house cleaning, cooking, and hopefully a visit from my daughter and son in-law are on in the plans as well.
There won’t be any rushing to get any of the work done however. I’ve noticed that nowadays, at the forefront of plans, and at the top of the “to do” list, is a reminder to take things slow. I remind myself of this not only because it seems the world is racing through each day at a detrimental speed, but because I used to race through my days too, only to have missed them, in a certain way, and I don’t want to miss another. I’m grateful today, for the choice to live slower.
There is a tiny chicken coop ready for chickens here at Stone Cottage. My husband has been reading a lot about building a bigger one, and early this morning when he took his bike ride, he saw a house that had many and I think it inspired him. Ideally, we would have gotten chickens in early spring, but we didn’t get to it. Mostly because we don’t know what we are doing. ha. So now we will look to take on a few grown ones after vacation in July.
That’s all that’s going on here today friends. I hope this weekend offers you a rest. I hope the slower things you love to do, are there to keep you company.
"You have been my friend," replied Charlotte.
“That in itself is a tremendous thing.” - E.B. White
Thank you friends!