Dawn’s Early Light

At 0500 in the morning, it is light. Sitting on the terrace I can enjoy a cup of coffee with minimal traffic in the distance and the annoyance of birds in the hedges.

It is much better than the dark. Our dining room and living room face south. There is glorious sunshine in the afternoon. I see no reason in the summer to have an awning out or rolladen pulled down. Sit inside in a darkened room? Heck, I can do that all winter, why would I want to do that in the summer?

Much better to sit out on the terrace, sweating in the sun.

We have a new window in the bathroom undergoing renovation.



Progress on the serpentine – this morning was fine, this afternoon, it was just too hot on the train to finish the sock.



Having picked up four books up at the library, I read Back on Blosson Street by Macomber on the train and started Spare Change by Parker prior to getting home. Now that just leaves me Once Around the Track by Sharyn McCrumb and The Edge of Winter by Luanne Rice.

Now, both legs just have a couple of rows left on the Sockapalooza.


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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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One Response to Dawn’s Early Light

  1. Becca says:

    Wow, I recently read every single one of those books you listed! (Actually, I didn’t finish Back on Blossom Street, just couldn’t get into it.)

    I’d love to have a nice, quiet morning like that if only I could get it at say…0930 rather than 0500.

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