Tuesday, September 8, 2009

evenings

I spent the afternoon in the pasture. Knitting, reading, or playing the guitar until it became brisk. I went inside to light a fire, and returned to the pasture and my sixteen hooves wrapped in a wool sweater. I drank a cold beer, just the one, and watched the sun come away over Sandgate. I stayed out till my knitting was done and went inside wearing my new green hat. I curled up by the fire with the dogs.

I never want to take an evening for granted again.

20 Comments:

Blogger Meredith said...

Sounds like the perfect evening Jenna. Pet the dogs for me!

September 8, 2009 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Dime Store Thrift said...

Perfect. Truly, perfect!

September 8, 2009 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Wow, now that's what I call getting the most out of your time!

September 8, 2009 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger BJ Gingles said...

That sounds like my kind of evening. My husband and I don't have TV and our evenings are a lot like you described (the good ones...sometimes they are filled with chores) but my coworkers can't understand how I can get by without knowing who is going to get kicked off the island, out of the house or out of the race or lose the most weight. They think we are weird but I think our kind of evening is more normal (or should be).

September 8, 2009 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger KateAnn said...

OOh, as a fellow knitter, I would love to see your hat! I'm not much for TV either except for sports; my daughter says I will watch anything if they keep score. Ah, everyone has a vice . . . don't they??! ;-)

September 8, 2009 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Karen Sue said...

The yearn for yarn..it looks so soft..Are those earflaps I see??
Very nice cuddle spot.

September 8, 2009 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Heavenly!

September 8, 2009 at 1:31 PM  
OpenID dykestrasalgorithm said...

What a lovely green!

September 8, 2009 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger cshell said...

Sounds like a wonderful evening. Very inspiring, since I am a new knitter. ( Just keep knitting, just keep knitting..) With that said, I post a link a few days ago, thinking of you as soon as I saw it.
http://www.fiberfarm.com/2009/09/a-mighty-big-giveaway

September 8, 2009 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger Conny said...

Ahhh, yes, that would be a nice evening. Glad you got to enjoy it. I can only hope to have that sense of calm in the evening. Tonight when I'm running around getting things ready for the next day, I'll remember the beautiful picture on this post.

September 8, 2009 at 2:34 PM  
OpenID journeyseeds said...

Love the green yarn! I'm sewing up a logcabin afghan that I just finished after a year of on again off again work. I'm thinking you should have an afgha for your cabin! The pattern is easy and you can find it in Kay Gardiner's knitting book. Any luck with finding your spinning wheel?

September 8, 2009 at 6:28 PM  
Blogger Fallen Oak said...

From my view-- this melancholy discription brings an ease to parts of strife. The cycle of days and insight. Pensive quill simple. Humor to brighen heart even in slow down isolation. Go green. Race Dog mountain.

Don't mind too much my simple rhyme sometimes.

September 9, 2009 at 12:26 AM  
Blogger P said...

Amen to what BJ Gingles wrote; there's more to life than living vicariously through someone else's made-up drama! Jenna's description of her evening perfectly captures how much LIFE you can actually have by choosing to LIVE WHAT YOU LOVE!

September 9, 2009 at 1:17 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

i really liked: go green. race dog mountain.

September 9, 2009 at 7:20 AM  
Blogger E said...

Did you notice your book is up for book club vote?

http://www.thecrunchychicken.com/

September 9, 2009 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger Peacemom said...

Hey Jenna,

My husband wanted me to convey his sentiments....

...mmmmm....Long Trail IPA....mmmmm....good....

September 9, 2009 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

E - thanks, i replied!

September 10, 2009 at 6:00 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

E - thanks, i replied!

September 10, 2009 at 6:00 AM  
Blogger Alta said...

Strong words that sound of bliss!

September 16, 2009 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger karisma said...

Here Here! Today as I walked along the beach in overcast weather I looked down and saw the reflection of the sky in the sand, it was like I was walking on glass over the sky! How nice is it when you stop and enjoy the little things in life?

September 18, 2009 at 10:28 AM  

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