One of the things I’ve been the most grateful for during this hot, dry summer are the trees. Oh, trees are a wonderful escape on a hot day. They are a wonderful escape from the torture of the sun – friends, almost, who open their house and their cooling shade and beckon you to continue your playtime outdoors.
But.. one of the things I’ve been most worried about during this summer are the trees… they are suffering so. My mom has been saying, “Nature can be cruel, but it always heals itself eventually.” I’m trying to remember that… I look at some of the grand trees in our area – trees that are massive and must be hundreds of years old and I remind myself that they have made it through the drought of the 30s, the 50s, and the 88 drought, they might be able to make it through this drought as well.
Now that my secret project is finished and mailed off I’ve turned to garter stitch again. I find myself turning to garter stitch whenever I’m really stressed out. There is something soooo soothing about garter stitch to me. A dear friend of mine has been making some log cabin blankets, inspired by Cosy Things (I think)… and I, inspired by my friend, decided to follow suit. I’ve decided it will be for John since he is finally asking me to make him something knitted…oh, yes, and a green sweater too. Nothing could make me happier… it wasn’t long ago when he didn’t want to wear anything I made for him.
Two days ago I sat in my doctor’s office and listened to him as he ordered me to find a way to rest more. Right. How in the world do you do that? I haven’t been recovering from surgery as I should … but still… how do you rest?
My immediate plan is to watch the Olympics with John… again, not my own idea but the suggestion of a wonderful friend. Thank goodness for friends!
Are you all planning on Olympic watching and knitting?