Monday, January 02, 2012
Gathering My Resources for 2012
Yesterday I had a little more energy than the day before and I finished knitting a sock. I tidied the linen cupboard (threw out scratchy threadbare towels and ancient grey pillowcases). I finished reading "The Marriage Plot" (Yes, definitely worth it.)
Today I will paint the two small bedroom window-walls (there must be a proper word for the part I mean - the box of wood between the outer frame and the interior wall?) and order paint for the larger two.
I will measure up for curtain poles (the window fitters managed to destroy the old ones, so we are still watching the stars from bed at night).
I will order curtain header tape so that I can finally replace the charity-shop curtains I bought 7 years ago when I first moved here.
Remember this fabric? Purchased to make a dress, I now admit that my family was right and it will be far better as curtains.
FL and I managed a short dog-walk yesterday.
He is immersed in his Key To All Mythologies.
Soon it will be my job to transcribe the hundreds of handwritten sheets into Word. Gulp.
But for now I am enjoying the freedom of gentle pottering, organising, thinking. I have the whole of this week "on holiday" at home to make my plans. To swatch for future knitting. To load up my online reservations list for the local library. What a treat!
Right now, I am reading "The Years" by Virginia Woolf. It has been on my shelf for 30 years and this is the first time I have read it, inspired by Alexandra Harris.
There is even a knitting design on the back-burner, simmering away in my head.
If only my life could always be conducted at this pace, think how much happier I would be!