Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Ring Ring: Dorothy Gale Calling
Is everyone still here? We were up with tornado sirens around 3:30 this morning. My baby boy hid under the covers chanting, "me hide, me hide". I hope all of my south eastern readership is safe and sound. This season has proven hard already and we aren't even out of February yet. I am a tornado veteran; the worst was when I emerged into the light of day in Atlanta a decade ago to see a hundred pines ten feet from my door snapped like matchsticks and the entire side of the two story apartments torn right off. The kids and I are taking a day off. I kept Miss A home from school since she only slept a few hours and we are all in pajamas, eating ice cream with sprinkles for lunch, and watching videos. (Honey, I am sincerely sorry you have to read this at work.) In any case of duress this is really the best medicine.
I am knitting a couple of gifts. I started a pair of socks for my friend's son as a going away present. They are moving back to Germany soon and I will miss them very much. The second gift is for Christie's friend who is undergoing chemotherapy. I chose the Odessa hat pattern for many reasons, but will save that for a post of it's own. I also finished the Sublime socks. I'll post a photo on a sunnier day. So I guess I'm just checking in to say I'll share another day. By the way, Larkin has updated her shop. I absolutely love her stitch markers.
I took the picture last week. I loves these birch trees. They stand guard between the lake and the cemetery. I imagine their roots are fed by both the worlds of the living and the dead. They must be very wise trees indeed.