Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Morning Before the Birds Sing

I've been finding myself rising early lately. First thing, Mr. Terrapin gets fed. Then nausea takes over. Finally relief. I sit and eat a bowl of yogurt, my way of neutralizing my churning stomach. Then, perhaps, I'll poke around on the internet...maybe blog as I'm d doing now. Then I do my "Yoga Momma" video if there's enough time. I discovered it recently as I've been wanting to try yoga and pregnancy seemed as good a time as any. I wish I could do classes too, but it's not really in the budget at the moment. After I'm done, my dear heart usually rises (sometimes I wake him) and I eat second breakfast with him. (Yes, ever since baby has come along I have to eat twice to start the day... yogurt and then something more solid.) We either head on a walk or watch Democracy Now or some PBS program. If we go for a walk, we'll usually take a little time afterward to go to the river and meditate. I love how routine the morning can be. I love how simple and quiet it is.

Today the sky is watering our garden, so I don't think we will be going on any walks. Jake is still in dreamland. The store does not open until eleven and I think I'm going to take my time this morning and revel in the quiet. Revel in the simple. And maybe have some good petting of the kitty. Good morning!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Crocheting my Days Away

Here's a little something I've been working on as I idle my hours away in the store. I think this baby will have no shortage of blankets, which is a good thing considering VT winters! I'm using a modified crochet block pattern from a book by Jane Eaton called "200 Crochet Blocks". Can you tell I like color?! It's actually progressed a lot since I took these photos... maybe I'll be able to show you the finished blanket soon.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

By the Seashore

Hello! Sorry I've been missing again! Life is just too busy these days, and I don't expect it to let up any come September. But my love and I did manage to get a bit a rest and relaxation at the beginning of the week, visiting some family friends at the seashore. It's so nice to breathe that salty air, sit on the sand, build castles and dragons, crochet on the porch, and just take a break! We both can't wait to take our little baby to the ocean as we know they'll love it too. I wish we could have stayed longer!

We just got our new camera (if you recall, we broke our good one on our last big adventure to New Mexico), and I've been using our not so great old camera. But have a look at these lovely shots Mr.Jake took of our trip to the sea. Tomorrow I'll post some photos of recent craft projects.