900 Stitches and Counting
January 17, 2011 § 6 Comments
It was -23 C withOUT the windchill this morning. Trust me, even for us, that’s cold. The blessing was that we didn’t get any more snow. Double blessing is that Daughter and I didn’t have anywhere we had to go.
And the timing couldn’t have been more perfect because in the mail today (yes, the mail made it – I was a little surprised) I finally got my Christmas package from my friend’s Mom in B.C. She’s a lovely woman who, for the last decade or so, treats my like a part of her family.
I got…oh my gosh it’s so cool…my eyes lit up when I saw it and I did a little happy dance. Okay, okay…I got a DVD copy of the 8 part miniseries adaptation of my all time favourite book…Pillars of the Earth. It is such a thoughtful gift and I moved that she remembered.
Good thing I had been working on my novel before Daughter checked the mail or the 3 pages I managed to get done, might not have been written. Yes, I actually got passed the rifling through papers and rereading, finally putting some more words into action. I’m very pleased with the results too. There’s nothing like spending two hours working on a scene that you end up hating and tossing. 😉
So when Daughter brought in the package and I opened it, that was it. The rest of my day and evening had been planned for me. I did a quick tidy of my laptop and papers, stacking it all neatly to one side of the table. I tossed some leftover quiche into the microwave, I popped the first DVD into the player, grabbed a duvet and my knitting and settled in for the long haul.
At 900 stitches and counting, 15 rows, I’m still just over halfway through Daughter’s Dr.Who scarf and almost done the 4th Episode. Guilt? Well, maybe a little…then I go open the front door and it gets sucked out by the freezing wind.