Posts Tagged ‘morning walk’

Quiet Morning

April 30, 2012

Our morning walk was very enjoyable today.  It was overcast and the air felt thick, but also peaceful.  There were a few people about and we waved, but there was a feeling of aloneness.  Sweetums felt sleepy, and now, I believe he has gone back to bed.  I sat on the pier and watched the geese across the river.  There were a litter of goslings over there and many adults.  They saw Gus and came over honking the whole trip.  They can get pretty raucous.  They don’t really do anything.  They swim around for a while and wander back to the other side.  I am not certain what they gain by this.  Gus doesn’t pay them any attention.  He likes to wade and drink river water.  I guess it has more flavor.    The cats are the same way.  We always keep a big water bowl out on the back porch.  It gets the most use after it’s been sitting there for a few days collecting various leaves, twigs and acorns and, of course, turning a nice shade of green.

I need to get ready for Sheep&Wool.  I’m taking classes on Japanese knitting on Thursday and Friday.  Several of my knitting friends think I am daft, but I like taking classes.  Remember.  I try to learn something every day.  I figure I’ll learn enough for a couple of months worth of not having to think.

Getting Ready to go for a Walk

December 16, 2010

It was 19 degrees when I got up.  By the time I was finally ready to go, it was up to 25.  I don’t think it’s been up to freezing the last few days.   I got out a turtleneck, sweatshirt and jeans.  After I was dressed, I realized I should put on my silk long johns.  Off comes my jeans and my handknit double-knit socks.  I started to pull up the long johns and they caught on my poor too-dry skin.  Out comes the body cream.  Now my long johns are kind of stuck to my legs.  Then I decide that my heels  feel awful so they get lathered with foot gunk.  Well, I can’t possibly put on my nice handmade wool double-knit socks now, can I?  I dug out a pair of my old Orton socks.  While I had the body cream out, I figured I might as well do my arms, so off comes the turtleneck and sweatshirt.  Half an hour later, I’m finally ready to go.  By this time, Sweetums has fallen asleep and the dog has died from utter frustration, but I drag them out anyway.  I sure as shit wasn’t going to let all this preparation go to waste.

There was no wind so we walked down to the river.  I was able to sit out on the pier for several minutes.  It was so beautiful  and so wondrously quiet.  The sky was completely overcast.  It looked and felt like snow was coming.  We saw the first flakes while we were walking back and now we have about an inch on the ground. 


Today’s lesson:  As the outside temperature decreases, the number of pee balls in the litter pan increases.

I’ve made decent progress on my hat, although, I am not certain in what direction.  I’m just letting it talk to me.  I hope it knows what it is talking about.