Checking In

Sometimes the urge to escape is fierce. Other times it’s just middlin’. The serious fierce urge usually signals pain and time for withdrawal. The middlin’ variety is usually more like a check-in with what’s going on with myself and occasionally involves well — a birthday. Earlier this week I took three days off and drove…

2010 Desert Southwest Vacation – Part One

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my US friends. I hope your holiday is filled with warmth and joy. 2010 Desert Southwest VacationPart One Our Friday morning started with a little flurry as we rushed around putting together our Oklahoma Food Coop order to drop off at Chef Teri’s kitchen. She’d graciously agreed to hold our…

Home and the travel mojo

It feels so good to be back home! Vacation in the Desert Southwest was wonderful in so many ways – good food, nice people and incredible natural sights. Just what you want from a get away, right? There was even time to knit in the car. In fact, I almost finished my Daenerys Shawl on…

Vacation and bears

As of Friday 12 November I’ll be on vacation meandering and hiking around Utah and New Mexico where no doubt I will find inspiration for new colorways – or maybe just get lost in the beauty of the desert Southwest. It’s happened before. According to my father I’ve been to Arches National Park before, but…