I was catching up with my friend Gerrie and her blog last night, where she had posted this the day after Barack Obama won the 2008 Presidential Election:
"On January, 20, 1993, Maya Angelou spoke these words at the Bill Clinton inauguration, and they mean even more today!!
I kept thinking about those words by Maya Angelou, and while we walked Barker this morning, I really felt those words, and realized that I too had been experiencing the release ever since last Tuesday night.
Here on the pulse of this new day
You may have the grace to look up and out
And into your sister’s eyes, into
Your brother’s face, your country
And say simply
And where were you when you heard that Obama had indeed won the election? One newscaster that I listen to, said that that will be another of those moments that we will remember forever....I hope so. And I hope that this feeling of hope and excitement over the future never, ever is taken from us again!
Along with the wonderful feeling deep in my soul, my eyes are being treated with so much candy in this early part of November. Our view across the lake is, as always, phenomenal:
I bought some lovely Noro Cashmere Island yarn the other day, and am knitting up a scarf. The soft wool, cashmere and nylon blend just feels yummyagainst my fingers ........and addicting!
My friend Mary makes the most wonderful soaps. Although she lives in our hometown and we attend the same church, we see eachother most often at the Green Market at Piedmonth Park, where we trade tales of our standard poodles (she has two pups and their mom!). I picked up a bunch of her lovely bars the other day, with the intent of giving them as little Christmas gifts. One is
and I know that I cannot part with it! I made the mistake of putting it in my knitting bag with the scarf yarn, and now it has become part of the scarf, perfuming the luscious strands as they head out of the bag, up through my fingers and on into the scarf...and another memory in the making! Go here to read more about Mary and to perhaps place an order of your own. My personal faves are the Frankincense & Myrrh, Spearmint & Eucalyptus, Bayberry & Spruce, End of the Day, and Lavender....but she has many more flavors from which to choose! MMMMMMMMM
Sock progress is as follows:
These lovelies, knit from Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Icehouse yarn, are almost finished. And talk about soft!!! They have also been a delight to finger!!! And can you see the cute little needles? Talk about sensory overload: the wood is multicolored and very smooth on my fingers!
Hope you're also enjoying a seriously sensuous sensory overload this weekend too!