It’s been a long time since I last posted. It’s not like I’ve been kayaking – this is what the poor boats were hiding behind yesterday, and that’s after a very warm day and lots of rain in yesterday’s thunderstorm! All that knocked the level of snow down by about 8 inches.
But not much longer now – and my body is so ready to stretch itself out paddling! If I’d thought to tag along with my sister and brother-in-law this morning, I’d have been able to take a photo of the mostly iced Winooski River – another reason to not have the boat on the car.
Still, I’m putting many miles on the car – weekly trips to Connecticut to see Mom, a couple of trips to the Burlington area to see my sister, and a trip back to Portland in late February to deliver a pile of small knitted toys for the Friends School Portland auction, coming up in a couple of weeks. And hang out and knit, and help hang a couple of insulated shades in the guest bedroom before the exchange student comes.
Some of these I’ve knit multiple times now – I’ve nearly finished the third owl, and I have a second alien. (Owl number two was given to one of the Quaker Knitting Goddesses when I stopped in Concord, NH to visit on my way home.)
I spent a day helping a friend with chores and visiting; Russell Royalty thought that the thing to do was to toss his fresh hay in the water tank – which was freshly filled. And I thought it was raccoons who washed their food!
One busy weekend, I volunteered at the library, went to a presentation about the history of a local airport, and gathered for pot luck with a group of friends on Saturday, then Sunday worshiped with my Quaker community, met friends and carpooled over to Weston, where there was a group show of local artists, one of whom is a good friend of our crowd. Weston is an old Vermont town; I admired this door as we walked over to the art exhibit.
Of course, with the snow comes the opportunity to take some interesting photos – when I remember to put the camera in my pocket, anyway.
But spring is just around the corner – maple sap is flowing, sugaring has begun in the local woods, and mud season is making driving on some back roads more of an adventure than I need. Soon I’ll be able to pry the kayaks out, and get the Roadtrek out of its snowbank and on the road!