Sunday, January 13

so far so good Miss January . . .

tree twist

It was a misty day; no heavy jackets required.

The only downside is the mud on eight feet (mine don't count as Mr. Rogers has me well-trained to change into my slippers by the door).


Things that made this weekend extra fine:

:: google hangouts ::
I love me some chatting and knitting with friends.

:: hitting the hot food bar at Whole foods ::
sure makes Sunday night easy to put the groceries away and have a veggie bowl including spicy lime-chipotle grilled tofu to sit down with and no clean-up!

:: sleeping in ::
even though I still woke up at 6am--- I just crawled back in (this morning) or brought my coffee in with books, journals and pen (Saturday) and logged some excellent hours in bed. Yes.

:: receiving some beautiful emails ::
there are some serious loving souls in this world.

:: planning a trip south to seek my folks and then head into NYC for a birthday bash weekend at the end of the month ::

Speaking of cool, NYC things -- do you guys know this blog Brain Pickings? She also sends it out as a newsletter and I really like it-- it usually comes once a week-- Sundays, it seems-- and it's a curated list (mostly literary) of stuff she finds.


I'm also really digging on these sites:
la porte rouge
reading my tea leaves
miss sassy pants, herself

May your monday start off softly and wind sweetly into a most wonderful week!
bisous, e


  1. Love those berries in the first picture——I visit my little neighborhood bodega/flower shop every few weeks for a new supply to brighten up these wintry days in our apartment.

    And, love, love, love the idea of google+ knitting hangouts! I just need to find some friends that knit...or, convert my non-knitting friends :).

    What's on your needles these days and what have you got planned for your weekend in the city?


  2. oh J-- it is so funny you ask what is on my needles as the only thing that is ever on my needles is a cowl. I knit the same thing, over and over. It's rather pathetic-- I do have plans to knit my first ever sweater this winter but still have to go shopping for the yarn--- but mostly, I just like to knit and not have to think about it-- so I do the simplest thing imaginable--- it makes my knitter friends just shake their heads-- I am not adventuresome or in need of challenge when it comes to knitting, it seems-- are you on Ravelry? you will find LOADS of knitting friends there . . xoox,e

  3. I love your how your weekend evolved... and your response to FB... it always wants to know how I am too.. nosy thing. I used to only knit scarves and half blankets, one of which covers my table - the table is warm with it on. I will check Ravelry and I signed up for Brain Pickings-- thanks for sending goodness my way! xo

  4. Weird, how we travel in the same circle Porte rouge and tea leaves are two of my latest too...I find there's blogs I don't visit for a while, I return to them and then, bam, another whole world of them opens up...brain pickings I must check out though...always on the literary path!

  5. I will have to check on those links as well. Oh, your weekend sounds divine. My day started in a frenzy, it was the first day of the new semester. But once I was in class my day was much, much better! A sweet class, and a fresh start. Bliss.

  6. Thinking of you. Your blog always fills me with a sense of joy and magic. Hoping we can make good on getting together! xoxo!

  7. i am mad about that first photo. LOVE LOVE IT. My weekend was busy but now we have hoarfrost to make things gorgeous.


thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me-- I love that you stopped by and hope something I shared was what you needed today. xo, e