So I guess it's been a minute, eh?
When last I posted the sun was high in the sky, a balmy summer day. Now we scrape frost from our windshields and eat dinner after dark. The Wheel keeps turning.
It appears that we have made it through the transition back to school relatively unscathed (so far). Astrid has already made a few friends, and seems to have caught on to the school rhythm. I've been using the time to *finally* finally make some headway on getting our old house sold, as well as beginning the slow process of sorting through my dad's things in the basement. Don't worry...there is also time set aside for some reading and study. I was serious about enjoying a bit of quiet. An old interest caught my ear, so I've been reading here and there about the practices of the ancient people who lived by nature's cycles. Imagine a world before clocks and alarms...living by the cycles of sun and moon, your fate inexorably linked to the fate of the land. It's beautiful and terrifying.
Aside from the study, I've been in a bit of a dry spell with personal projects, until recently. Now there are four....no, wait...count that five projects on my list. At the rate that I knit, this should keep me busy at least until spring. First stop was to the LYS, where I treated myself to a little something from Juniper Moon Farms.
The past week has been filled with activities for Halloween/Samhain, and we were blessed to be able to get away for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary. With that behind us, we begin the sweet descent into the holidays. This really is my favorite time of year. <3
Linked up to Ginny.