This morning I put on my layers of clothes and headed out for my morning walk. I just had to give it a try, but I'm sad to say its still not good for walking. Still icy in many spots and sidewalks are not shoveled. I ended up walking around the parking lot
and the sidewalks that were shoveled in the little shopping center across the street from me.
I only walked a mile and it took me 1/2 hour just for that. I slipped a few times and then decided it just wasn't worth the risk of falling and getting hurt. So I'll just have to be patient and wait a few more days.
The snow we were supposed to get yesterday and over night just ended up being a dusting, thank goodness.
This morning I sat down to read for a little while and ended up finishing the book, La's Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith. It was a library book and number 4 on my list for the year. 71 to go!!
It's about a woman named La. Her husband leaves her, the war starts, she leaves London to live in a little town near a small RAF base and starts a small amateur orchestra. I liked this book a lot even though there was a touch of sadness throughout. I liked the ending which made me cry.
A few lines from the book.
She stood quite still, transfixed by the moment; as happens sometimes, when we are not expecting it; we stop and think about the beauty of the world, and its majesty, and the insignificance of our concern and cares. And yet we know that they are not insignificant - at least not to us; pain and loss may be little things.... but to us, they loom large, are wounding, are sore. So each of us, thought La, each one of us should do something to make life better for somebody.
It was then time to get some of those never ending chores around the house done.
Those done I knitted a while and then started another book. This is a BIG one, over 1,000 pages. Its good though and I'll be through it in no time!
Did a bit more knitting after supper and finished the hat for Ken that I've been working on. I'm happy to say he likes it. :-)
I'll be watching more of the Olympics later, have some tea and cookies, probably knit more. I'll get back to knitting hats for Bonnie.
A happy Tuesday to you all.
Share your smile,
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.