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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012


So…that’s it then. January is all but over. A drab month this year, but surprisingly mild although Siberian air is on its way and it should be down to minus 15 by the weekend.

For me it’s been a month of hibernation, sometimes frustrating and sometimes painful. A quiet month. A time when I’ve retreated, stayed home, hit the sofa, knitted, sewn, read. Never as much achieved as I expect when nothing much else is going on, but some projects finished and a few new ones underway. A few good books read. No shopping. A little headway has been made in the various stashes…yarn, fabric, books and DVDs.

I’m still simplifying, sorting out and rehoming where I can. Trying to create elusive space, order and simplicity. There’s a huge amount still to do and a lot that I can’t really get my hands on because it’s other people’s stuff…and I guess I just have to live with that. I’m learning to change what I can change and accept the things that I can’t. It’s a long-term project in patience and tolerance.

Spring still looks a very long time away. More hibernation is in store. Not a bad thing when it’s cold outside!


4 Responses to “January”

  1. Mrs. Goodneedle Says:

    What a stunning photo. Yes, I am also ready to say “see ya later, January”; although, wasn’t Christmas just yesterday? Glad to hear that you’re progressing through your projects as you are healing. Stay warm.

  2. CarlaHR Says:

    Hard to believe that the month of January has flown by – I don’t really want February yet as I have a birthday coming up all too soon.
    Winter is still here in Quebec although it has certainly been unusually mild, resulting in rain and then freezing when the normal temperatures do arrive. Today it is snowing and minus 7 degrees C with a wind chill of -17 – tomorrow is forecast for -2 degrees C with freezing rain (UGH) – enough already just give me tons of snow with low temperatures – that I can deal with.
    The only consolation for all this is that we can always quilt, knit or read (unless, of course, the power goes out).
    Let’s all hibernate until spring arrives!!!

  3. Kathy E. Says:

    What a marvelous scene! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Stephanie Says:

    I feel that I’ve just muddled through January when I so wanted to be organised and kind of in control! Oh well. I’ll try again this month, although with the grand froid things are already not going to plan at all …