Friday, January 13, 2012

my quiet day of solitude....

The snow has arrived and the black ice is far more treacherous than a couple inches of snow. I stayed inside and had a perfectly quiet day. I slept...I think I needed it. I made a simple oatmeal breakfast with hot coffee. I began a simple knitting project and I do mean simple but the meditative repetition was soothing to my aching hands and gentle loosens the tension on a cold winter's day. I selected cotton fabrics to make baby Benjamin a simple playful baby quilt. I made a couple Cuffs to play with my scraps and later embellish as simple bracelet project. I collected my at home selection of cards for making Valentines and played with a new punch so I can take it in on Tuesday for my shut-in Valentine project. I am slowly catching up on simple mundane chores and the laundry is almost finished for the week. I read my before performance information about Richard Marx who will be here in Newark to perform at the Midland tomorrow night. I payed close attention to the weather predictions ...we are due to have near zero temperatures tomorrow and the snow is beginning once again. Ken is just walking in the door...he stayed for an evening basketball game with a former student tonight. My family is all safe and sound now and hopefully this Friday the 13Th will pass uneventful. I am keeping a dear friend in my prayers ...she has last her son over 11 years and we exchanged our condolences and shared our whispers from our hearts. I am wishing you peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart


  1. it sounds like a good day to rebuild your inner strengths ... I love the snow pictures - especially the deer!

    1. We have deer visitors every afternoon ...they are the peaceful guardians and inhabitants for our twenty five years+ on the hillside. I stayed in so the weather was pure enjoyment ...the black ice is really bad today also. Blessings, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  2. Sounds like a lovely and peaceful day.

  3. Wonderful view of the woods. No wonder you have deer. I don't see to many with all our canine companions barking everything away. I love your yarn, chunky and colorful. Looks really soft too. xox Corrine

  4. I don't miss your snow and cold temps, that's for sure but I admire the lazy morning with a cup of oatmeal and sleeping in, projects being completed, and just the sheer peacefulness of it all. There are some days we just need that. Stay safe. I hate that black ice!

  5. Thank you for the photos. I miss the snow sometimes.