16 January 2009
Coming back down to earth ...
Home to unpacking, piles of laundry, grocery shopping to restock the pantry, dismantling the Christmas tree, bills and mail to be dealt with. New shoes, haircuts and sorting of wardrobes, ready to start the new year. There's jam and chutney to be made with the glut of summer stone fruits, neglected citrus trees to be nursed back to health, knitting and sewing projects to be planned, tentative thoughts about a project with some of my photographs. And 2009 simply must be the year that I return to yoga seriously and do something about fitness and wobbly bits (says she, having just consumed a cup of tea, three chocolate biscuits and a nectarine for breakfast).
Other random snips ...
I've completed my first pair of socks for 2009; post to come in the next few days but also detailed here for my fellow Ravellers.
I was mightily unimpressed with my eldest child when, at the airport, he said in a loud voice at check-in What about your knitting needles, Mum? and I was promptly told to get them out of the cabin baggage and into the checked luggage. I had purposely packed bamboo rather than metal needles, but the friendly attendant said that if staff know about them, they can't let them be taken onboard. Two precious knitting hours lost! And I hadn't put a book in the cabin baggage because I had intended to knit. I spent the flight alternately twiddling my thumbs and glowering at the teenager.
I might do a 2008 reading round up at some point when I locate my book notebook; I lost it at some point in August and from then on my book tally lived on a scrap of paper floating about in the car. I'll see if I can find and reconcile the two and post them as I read some absolute crackers in '08 that you absolutely must know about.
What else? A day at SewJourn looms, courtesy of an online win, and the first of the Craft Retreats for '09 approaches. More A-line skirts ahead! Perhaps a quilt!
Also, for those of you on Flickr, I'm participating in Molly's 365 in 2009 project, taking [attempting] a photograph a day. The whole project is here, and my own set here. I'm excited about this one - it's pushing me to think about composition and selection and the possibility of turning some of my shots into cards, or [gulp] a calendar for 2010.
Okay, time for some serious interaction with the washing machine and then I might reward myself with a browse through the several hundred unread posts in my bloglines and see what you've all been up to. I hope you've been good.