Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Makes me happy Monday #4

Woah! Kinda fell off the grid there for a bit. I really didn't mean to, really. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I think it would be interesting to do a study on how the mind perceives time. When you are little a day seems soooo long, now that I'm in my 30s the days just fly, and before you know it a week is gone! Anyway...I'm back for Makes me Happy Monday #4, and just what is it this week? The changing seasons :cD  Now I'm not talking just the "oh-thank-goodness-winter-is-over-let's-get-on-to-spring" seasonal change, I'm talking ALL of them.  I have grown up in Ohio where we get a very pronounced change of seasons, and I couldn't imagine living somewhere where that didn't happen. Here is one of the big indicators of spring around here (well, in my mind anyway)
I love the burst of color daffodils make against the green...those and the crocuses.  Its a lovely trasformation from white, white and more white to the beautiful greens, golds, and purples of the first spring flowers.  Love it!  Even the spring cleaning makes me happy. I really enjoy being able to open up the windows and let the summer breezes in.  Then we transition into the hazy, hot days of summer. Lawns are lush and green, flowers are everywhere, gardens are gowing. Going to the park, or the pool, or even on a long (air-conditioned) car ride is a wonderful thing. Then there are those summer rain showers that come and cool everythng off, and the smell after the rain....mmmmm, another thing I just adore.  Then comes the crisp breezes of autumn. Without a doubt my favorite time of year. Changing leaves, that cool-but-not-cold weather, the getting out of sweaters and drinking the occasional hot cocoa when the weather is just cold enough, bonfires and cook-outs around the fire. I get giddy thinking about it.  Then before you know it, you see that first snowflake of winter appear, and it is just magical. I remember being a kid and getting sooo excited when you saw that snow for the first time of the season. Still do. You knew that snowman building, sledding and Christmas were not that far away.  I just love the whole cycle.  I have friends who'll say "I just want to live somewhere where its sunny and 80 all the time" I just smile at them and say, "If that's what makes you happy, cool. But I'm happy to be where I am." So right now I am happy to be witnessing those changes of springtime and enjoying the colors and warmer weather it brings!!

Well, I wanted to thank those of you that offered me such encouraging comments.  I have had lots of fun knitting and trying to figure out stitches.  I haven't made anything too impressive, but I have made a couple of cute, usefull things. 

I know what project I am going to attempt next too. I did a little headband for my daughter to practice cable stitches, and now that I am pretty comfortable with them I am going to attempt to make a cable handbag. I will let you know how that goes ;cD  Also after reading Renee's comment, I've done some thinking, and come the conclusion that maybe I'm pushing myself a bit too hard to get that BLCE list done. I have been making strides in my personal life moving foreward so maybe my quilting should too. So I am thinking I am going to work on some of my newer quilts, and maybe even get a new one started. The thought of it has me excited!

Finally, I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. Ours was filled with fun and family. My little ones got not one, but three Easter baskets (we have enough candy to last us til Halloween now :cS) and I even got a pretty nice one myself.

The kids are on spring break, so we will have lots of time to have some fun before I have to get back to the daily grind (or should I say mid-week through weekend grind) so I am looking forward to that. Well, I'm off to get some sewing started.  Hope you all have a wonderful day. Warmest country wishes!!


Bev C said...

This is a real happy post. I am gobsmacked at your knitting. Have fun with it and if you want to start something new then go ahead,life is far to short. Thank you for the lovely photo's of Spring. Happy days.

julieQ said...

I love your post! Cheerful, the whole thing...good medicine! I am in the middle of the grind right now...come on days off!