Monday, November 17, 2008


Just lately I have found myself heading off to complete certain tasks and then becoming totally side tracked and on a different route to what I had first intended. This is happening again and again. Is it a sign of old age I wonder, or maybe that summer is approaching along with Christmas festivities, and the lists of things to do grows steadily longer.

Many times I have intended to walk down to the vege garden in search of parsley or some salad leaves for the preparation of a meal and an hour or so later find myself in another part of the garden entirely. Or I go off to the bathroom to give it a clean and collect the washing, and see my violin resting on the unmade bed, and think " I might just have a quick practice of the Allegro" then some while later, the washing is still not done and the bathroom awaits it's cleaning yet another day.

Is this something that just happens to me or maybe it's a universal thing ?
I had a lovely little diversion today in the form of this wee cherub

Fern came unexpectedly with her parents and her sister and stayed for lunch. They turned an ordinary day into a special day. I especially cherish these sorts of diversions.

I am also fairly relaxed about putting aside "just started " knitting projects to cast on stitches for something that hopefully will be ready in time for Christmas, for a certain gorgeous person. She is going to look stunning in this simple summer top.

I daren't show you the other Christmas present that is on the needles...the recipient is a regular viewer of this blog and I want it to be a surprise.

My Tangled Yoke cardigan and Tempest cardigan will both have to wait another day , or a new year.

I have a feeling that there will be more diversions to come before Christmas!


speckled egg said...

Heehee, sounds just like me-although in my case-it's my children that distract me. I end up playing peekaboo or dancing in the kitchen instead of hanging washing or making beds etc...

vanessa said...

What a beautiful little angel..................... like a Pear's Soap model!

Heart in the country said...

I know exactly what you mean, it doesn't take much to distract me and then I moan about where the day has gone:0)
I hadn't really thought about it, but christmas must be an even busier time for you in NZ, you have to deal with everything that comes with summer....hours of work in the garden and even the grass growing and needing mowing, plus for you the needs of the farm. At least here is drizzly England, there is nothing else much to do except knit, craft and bake during the long evenings!
Did Alex enjoy the rugby by the way, I think the All Blacks certainly showed Ireland who was boss!? Just take it easy with England when you play us ;0)

Anonymous said...

I can't believe how big Fern is!! So gorgeous.
Hehe, that someone wouldn't happen to me would it? ;)