Tuesday, July 23, 2019

First half reflections

We're wrapping up the first half of the summer, I guess, and we head back to Eugene tomorrow for a week. We have some appointments, and things around the house to do, and then Tim will head to St. Louis for a few days to visit family and I"ll come back out here for another hunk of summer.

We really enjoy living here, I have to say. I just finished a book called "Paris by the Book"--it was good, about a woman whose husband 'disappears' and she and her daughters move to Paris to look for him (and there are all kinds of reasons why they did this)--but one line in the book says something about 'the best places to live are also hard places to live'. Or something like that. Well, I kind of feel that way about living in Pacific City--it isn't that easy to live here, although the 'hardness' are really FWP challenges.  Yesterday my chores involved taking the garbage and the recycling to the Transfer Station, going to the post office for the mail, and getting a few not-awful vegetables at the little grocery store in town.  This was what--an hour of errands for things that might take 15 minutes in Eugene--but certainly worth it given it is summer, and I don't have that many time pressures and that we get to live here.

Here was last night's sky:


This goes slowly, but it goes.

It's not that big yet, and I worry that the yarn isn't going to make it that big, but it is TWO BALLS of sock yarn and so it should be a fairly big (and warm) shawl at some point.

HEY! Do you want a hand made card? If so, send me your postal address to kbshee AT comcast DOT net and I'll get one out to you.

I finished a few Christmas cards

And just for fun did this one:

And then I did a big cut out of a moon. I'm not sure what to do with this but I love it.

That's it for today!


Vera said...

I think I would feel on vacation if I lived there - lol. I love your sky pictures and the beach and the rock. Your cut-out moon is gorgeous. And, I would love a hand-made card...I'll e-mail you. What is the pattern of the shawl? Is it complicated?

Kym said...

I'm so glad you're having such a grand time at your Pacific house! Summer goes far too quickly, doesn't it? I'd love a card. . .

DelightedHands said...

I'm glad you are adjusting-there will be trade offs but all things considered-this is a dream place to live! That's pretty dense knitting so it will eat up more yarn; that said-it is a fascinating stitch pattern.
And that moon-amazing! Buy translucent colored paper and mount the moon on top to be like a frame of stained glass!

Tired Teacher said...

The moon is gorgeous: I like Cindy's suggestion on how to mount it.