It's snowing here. Just in time for me to NOT go to my knitting group this afternoon. We meet at the top of what we call the "South Hill" here in Spokane. To give you an idea of what that hill is like, most streets are closed up and down the hill anytime it snows more than an inch or two. And you have to understand that we all know how to drive in snow, are very used to it and it still has to be closed. Very treacherous. Well, I guess I should say, MOST of us know how to drive in snow. There are always a few who think they can out perform simple gravity and laws of motion! :-) They always learn that they can't, to their own peril.
I've got most of the car packed and so I'll use this unexpected free time to finish up the laundry and knit! It's always fun to find unexpected time for knitting isn't it? That was the first bag that I packed, yarn for mittens since I can get a lot of knitting done while Hubby is driving to and from Portland. Not sure how much will get done while there, since Miss Piper will occupy most of my time. Gracie, however, has invited me to come and knit with her at her home while I'm on the west side and I'm going to try my best to visit her. She has such a cozy home, full of love and peace. If you haven't, you should visit her at One Saylor's Log. Her blog appears on my sidebar along with Teresa and Taci's, two other wonderful bloggy friends who live in the Portland area. We're all meeting for lunch next Monday at Teresa's farm just outside of Portland. Yippee! And speaking of Teresa. She and her husband Dayle sent a generous check to help with the mittens. See the goodies I was able to purchase at Michaels this week!
I have a warm fire going this morning and I think it will be much appreciated with the snow falling outside.
The little ceramic snow "couple" in the second picture have been with us for 34 years! The candy cane was broken off one year when Mr. Snowman came out of storage. It was easily repaired though and he still looks happy!
The bottom shelf holds a Mr./Mrs. salt & pepper set, a snow globe and nutcracker snowman. All gifts from lovely friends over the years.
And now my friends, I'm off to knit some more mittens and maybe sip some tea by the fire. It sounds heavenly doesn't it?
"Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace to men on whom His favor rests." Luke 2: 11-14