Thursday, May 22, 2008

cloudy rainy days

The rain has been coming down for two days now but it stopped raining for five minutes so I was able to take a picture in the garden and document the raindrops - and, I can share my excitement over some new yarn I purchased from Applelaine. It is absolutely sumptuous... a soft blend of wool, mohair, silk and colors called licorice, chianti, and dark chocolate. I am already contemplating a great sock pattern that should showcase this wonderful yarn. Cloudy, rainy days are an opportunity to relish my moments of kicking back and reading a great magazine or knitting on a started project, with a good glass of wine.

I read five papers (mostly the business sections) as part of my daily work routine to ensure I know what is going in the global financial markets and the news. Lately the news is bad - global catastrophes, people struggling daily to survive and feed their families, people losing homes. I clearly realize how fortunate I am to live here; to enjoy my simple evenings and do things that give me great pleasure - safe and warm in my cozy home. I consider myself blessed.