I AM SO HAPPY I LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE THERE ARE OCTOBERS
Hello! Lucy says WELCOME!
I hope that you are enjoying the beauty that surrounds those of us that are enjoying cooler weather and the changing colors of FALL. I think that across the pond it is called Autumn, I call it both. My family’s surname is Eaton and our roots began in England. A few traditions were passed down and remain today. One being our love of brewed tea. In fact, I am enjoying a cup right now. Roger is watching football. It’s 6 PM and dusk is upon us already. I love these early days. I have my pjs on, and my iPods in, 2 dogs sharing my easy chair with me. I have waited all Summer for these cozy evenings. I think I mentioned in my last post that I have figured out finally that I suffer from SAD-seasonal affective disorder or, in my case, summer season depression. I function much better in the Fall, Winter, and Spring.
That’s not to say my life is all hunky dory, I’m just not feeling depressed and oppressed. This past Thursday I leaned over to take my sock off and I couldn’t get back up. I managed but not without a lot of pain spasms in my lower back. I have been on pain meds and very light duty movement since. I am somewhat better but…my blue skies have a few clouds if you know what I mean. It doesn’t help that Lucy, my dog, aged 10 yrs, weighs 23 pounds, has arthritis in her hips and can no longer do stairs. I was carrying her up and down until this happened and now Roger has to do it. I hate waking him up at 2 in the morning to take her out or at 7 every morning when she has to go out again before she and Buddy and the cats have breakfast as well as all the other normal times she goes upstairs to be with me.
I have been knitting a pair of socks while recuperating, the same pair that I was working on several weeks ago. I will be glad when I can move on to making Buddy a doggy sweater. It won’t be long before he will need one. While I knit I have been listening to Tana French, IN THE WOOD. I haven’t been reading much since learning to knit. In fact, watching knitting videos and tutorials has pretty much taken over my life. If Roger is around in the evenings we watch old episodes of MURDER IN PARADISE and DOC MARTIN. What are you watching, reading, doing? The family from the POCONOS are coming on the weekend to help us winterize the outside. It’s been awhile since I have seen the boys and their dad, they were in Florida when I was last up there.
Do You Take Notes?
Are you a note taker? I am. This past week I jotted down a few sayings I hadn’t heard before. Have you heard any of these?
I thought I would close this post with a picture I took of Pumpkin Island Lighthouse last year from the Island...Little Deer Isle, Maine
- “You always keep your fist in you pocket” (meaning you keep things to yourself)
- “Dream sweet dreams of sour cabbage and stinky feet” (?)
- “Push the boat out” (meaning go the extra mile)
- “A total car crash” (referred to what’s happening in the world today)
Take good care,