Saturday, March 08, 2014

Busy Bee and the Sofa Years

I am looking forward to some downtime. I've been one of those hives of activities, everything crashing into the one time frame of two lots of theatre tickets, one women-in-theatre workshop, two (yes, two)presentations of my elder abuse workshops at far flung venues, one municipal meeting added to a full day of preparation for that. This all happening over a period of 6 days.

Each night after dinner I crashed on the sofa for an hour. Daughter calls these my "Sofa Years". I never would succumb to couch-naps in the past. But now? Hey, I look forward to it when I feel the sags during the day. And I am so very grateful that when I picked out a sofa to replace the threadbare, spring-sprung sadling that came with the house, I chose a delicious, soft, wide obscenely comfy looong one that holds both me and Wonderdog stretched out together snoring in harmony (in the key of C minor I trust).

Throw in a few goodly hikes with Daughter when the days nudged around the zero (Celsius) and you get the picture of a dense calendar. This week cheers me. Only two or three items in the boxes.

I may now get around to some interior painting. I have hoarded the tips from Grannymar that she so kindly sent me a couple of years ago for Da Day when I might be inclined. I am thinking I'm so inclined now.

Meanwhile Daughter presented me with a luscious hank of gorgeous painted wool. Socks, Mum? she says appealingly.

The thing is, but don't tell her: she may have to wrench those socks off my cold dead feet.


  1. Your last sentence, and sentiment, could have jumped out of my own word pan. Hot.

    More to the point: Can I still knit a sock? My craft teacher, a formidable woman of some bust, didn't like me. Mainly because she thought me "too ambitious". Come again? I was only eight. Anyway, just to put the living fear into her pupils, and guarantee failure (unless, of course, you were 'too ambitious)she gave us dire warnings as to "the heel". The heel was the holy grail of knitting. Yes.

    Sofa? Like you and your sofa mine and I too are fond of each other. However, I don't do an hour. Cat naps are my forte. Max twenty minutes. Miraculous recovery.

    Good to see you perky, WWW. Spring is in the offing.


  2. I have knit so many pair of socks. Lost count, mostly wool, all colours, some multi. Many many. So many. I knit them to the heel, and then put them down, Picked them up, they became knee socks, but still, no heel, later ravelled them out. Last month I took a bag of yarn and every kind and size of needle to Goodwill. Hope they found a good home.

  3. A week of relaxation is well overdue, time to be, to listen and time to explore with Ansa & daughter.

  4. If I had a nap after dinner, I'd have a terrible time falling asleep at night. A nice short mid-day nap does wonders for me, though. Problem is, I virtually never have time to take one.

  5. Sleeping, but still clutching tightly to technology...a picture is worth a thousand words on our present way of life ;D

  6. I never used to nap, I found it impossible, but for a few weeks now I've been having long evening naps for anything up to 2 hours. Is it old age or just some physiological change? Who knows?

  7. Naps are my forte! If there were an Olympic Napping competition I would win it!

  8. So good to read your words.
    Sleep is not coming easily at the moment with so much going on - good and bad :(
    But I smile at my son's call from Thailand and his return to be with his mom
    during the month of April..

  9. Oh my, I am afraid reading about your wonderful naps that I will not make it past falling asleep in my luscious new leather chair. I am so tired but do want to get up and keep going until bed time. I've enjoyed some great naps while I've been healing.
    I have tried a zillion times to make sox and have failed!!! Someday I will do it.....
    Enjoy your rest week.

  10. I seem to have a snooze with the news or fall asleep watching my favourite tv show and miss the ending of the episode.

  11. There is an art to napping just long enough to awake refreshed. Enjoy the painting ~ I relish that form accomplishment this time of year.


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