It is early

this morning, rising when the sky is still that grayish color with the consistency of flannel as I look out the window toward the San Francisco Bay. The lights are gleaming red, orange, yellow, white from the Berkeley Marina stretching from the waters back through the flats till they are hidden by all the trees on the slopes below me.

Apparently the habit of rising early to feed “that cat” hasn’t completely gone away. It is easier to pin the responsibility there than to acknowledge age and lack of simple bladder capacity  My desk has returned to chaos in less that a day. I now have to decide how to tackle this room to make it more friendly both in use and location of supplies. At least all the flosses I needed yesterday were on hand.

Speaking of that – it was easy to stitch the next entry in the Herbalist SAL. It would have been easier had I botherer to complete stitching the frame so that the new section landed in the correct location. A bit of frogging, a watched Flosstube later and it was fixed.  It was also drop day for Dragon #6 from The Field Guide to Dragons SAL.  This particular purple guy is supposed to be Fáfnir from the Germanic & Nord legends. I don’t remember him being purple but since I didn’t remember anything, I went to Wiki since we were obviously discussing mythology, not anime or various video, computer, or board games.

In any case –

Here he is, tucked in near the Wyvern & the Welsh Dragon.

The sky is starting to lighten and I can see bands of clouds now starting to be clear against the grey of the sky.

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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