Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Settlin' In

Our somewhat abbreviated autumn is coming to a close.  Today, we are supposed to have a high of 75 degrees - Yes, I am fully aware it is November.  Mother Nature must have woke up on the wrong side of the bed.  Have no fear however, Old Man Winter is chasing her.  By Friday, we are supposed to have a chance of snow.  I didn't get on here to talk about the weather, but wanted to share with you a feeling. 
You know the feeling when you have been gone for a few days (or even longer,) and you walk in the door and something just flows through you.  You're home. No more getting to or from, no more clocks to measure your time, no more anything.  You set your bags down - the ones you are carrying on the inside as well. 

Go into the kitchen and put the water on, then light the fire while the water is heating - even if it is a candle.  It will warm you.  You hear the soft beginnings of a whistle beckoning you.  Watch the steam as you poor the hot water over your favorite tea in that cup that just makes all tea taste better.  Holding it cradled in two hands, you make your way to the couch.  Now pull the old quilt over you, the one with thread bare edges and faded patches - that's the one.  It somehow knows how to fold around you.  It remembers you.  It comforts you. 

Close your eyes and soak up every bit of that peace and calm and quiet.
This is my wish for each of you as we edge our way into what can be a very busy time of year.  There seems to be less time between those busy times any more.  As we settle into the winter months, take your peace, your calm, and your quite, just enjoy it and be well.
Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches


  1. Yes I know that feeling exactly.Maybe some snow here tomorrow.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  2. I have just found you via Shez's blog. I love this post...I could feel myself relaxing as I read it.. Looking forward to reading more.

  3. What a beautifully written post.. I agree whole heartedly.. Looking forward to reading more.

  4. Ahh, that's it! I have been missing that feeling for awhile now. Thanks for putting into words what I couldn't quite get off the tip of my tongue. I just found your blog from a comment you left on someone else's blog. I have subscribed through google reader and look forward to getting to know you through your blog.