Sunday, December 9, 2018

Quiet Time

Been enjoying a multitude of quiet days at home, and never been happier. Currently watching rain move in and the trees shudder in the strong breeze.

Still knitting socks, likely a couple more pair this year before I start on a sweater, the first of several. But this sock-knitting thing is addictive.

I've been making collages more slowly than previously...but every time I think maybe I'll take a break (it's been 2 years since I started collaging in its current form), I begin again. So, no break, just pace myself.

I spent the entire 5-day Thanksgiving weekend, including the Wednesday before, at home, alone, doing my own thing, and never left the house in all that time. And since then, I've also had blocks of time where I've done likewise. In fact, that's kind of how I'm organizing my life from here on out. Be away from home as little as possible. Spend every day only doing things that I enjoy (plus some housework now and then).

I guess it's nearly Christmas, but I'm so far removed from all of that, that I'm not really impacted in any way. I treated myself to a bunch of stuff earlier this fall, yarn mostly, so I'm going frugal this month. As much as I enjoy buying things on the few occasions in the year when I do, I also enjoy NOT spending money. I really have more than enough stuff already.

Hope you're all having a blessed month and that you have lovely holidays. xx


jacki long said...

Sounds ideal, Connie. What better way to spend time.
Continue having a wonderful, peaceful, content holiday season.
You deserve every happiness.

john said...

Treasure the time spent just doing as you please. I carve it out as well. I have to put an x on the calendar days that I want my own time. I really stick to it. :-)

Connie said...

Enjoy your quiet creative time. The holidays are much quieter around here as well. Knitting socks sounds like fun. Take care.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Yes, we have been staying in too. It's just too cold to go out. Today and tomorrow will reach 40 so if we have errands, we'll do them when it's warm. Staying in and cooking at home is saving $$ for the higher heat bill. We definitely don't need more STUFF!
xx, Carol

Roberta Warshaw said...

I too find myself staying home more and more lately. I thought I would be different when I moved but it just isn't so. I enjoy staying home. I enjoy working in my studio as well as making lovely things in the kitchen.

When I first arrived here I was all over the place thinking I had to see everything and do everything but it was not sustainable for me.

Glad to know that there are other people out there who are homebodies like me!

Carol Cohn said...

Nothing more I like to do on cold, rainy days is to 'nest' at home, and not go out! Especially now, to see all the forced frivolity of frenzied (unintentional use of alliteration) holiday shoppers ricocheting in and out of parking lots and stores, laden with bags.... well, you get it....very unappealing visual. We actually had 2 days of rain here last week (2"!) and it was just wonderful to relax, cook some warm and comforting meals in the crockpot and soup on the stove. Now, if I knew how to knit... :)

Dortesjs said...

great way to spend time..

emma-alittlebitofeverything said...

Time to ones self, an absolute luxury, it's all about balance, isn't it? I've never knitted a sock in my life but yours are lovely! Happy (serene) holidays!

Jeanne Aird said...

I bet the socks feel great.Undoing a project is definitely not much fun. I am not a knitter but would love to be one and make socks. Can you recommend a book or pattern to help me? I do know how to crochet and can knit scarves but not anything with shaping. Wishing you a great first day to this new year.