A little consolation


Happy Easter, or whatever!

It’s been a long week — busy at work, busy at home. And for the first time in about eight years, I have to work today. The Schedule Goddess (that would be me) tried, but she saw no other way. How could I ask my coworker with the young child to come in today, when her son was up and dyeing Easter eggs with his grandmother when she left for work yesterday?

So the two of us who will be at the store today will be ready. You know, in case someone needs a magazine or something. Or The Velveteen Rabbit. We’ll close in time to get to the wonderful dinners that will have been prepared without our hanging out in the kitchen with our families and friends. They’ll be happy to see us when we get there, tell us they love us, and then sit us down to a delicious meal and lots of fun. That’s
how I’m consoling myself, anyway.

Would you like to see a little more of my New and Improved home? This is where my shelves and desk used to be:



Peaceful, sweet and refreshing. The clutterless state of this side of my apartment is a joy (you won’t be seeing any panoramic shots, for good reason). And as I look at this picture it comes to me: everything in it has to do with my friend K. The Real Reeves wheel. The amazing Shaker chair, built by K and R, and on permanent (I suppose) loan. Even the little footstool was found when we were on an antique store crawl on the Eastern Shore. It’s not a shrine, I swear. It just demonstrates that I hang out with people who have excellent taste!

I do knit. Really, I do. I have so many socks going on right now that I don’t know where to turn, but once the pair I’m knitting on a deadline is finished I might just cast on for a Backyard Leaves scarf. I have some pretty geen yarn that just might do.


15 thoughts on “A little consolation

  1. Working on a holiday is different, after many, many years in the food industry I became used to working when everyone else was relaxing. But the day was different. As you said, they may come in for an emergency bunny book! We’re somewhere in Virginia this morning, about 500 miles from home (loving this GPS thing – my Little One calls it the PPS!) But none of us brought a winter jacket, just long pants and sweatshirts and it was 29 last night! I’ve only managed to knit in the car on the vacation, it’s been such a treat. Your spinning corner looks like a peaceful oasis, just calling for you to sit and create. I’m coming home from my vacation with such inspiration to empty my home and lose some weight. And I have some knitting ideas as well! See you soon!

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  2. Don’t worry – I’m saving the entire dinner preparation for when you get here. I know you’ll want to stand around some more after work.No – we will welcome you with love and just be glad that you are here with us – and you can sit down as soon as you get here. And you can know you did a wonderful thing for your co-worker with the little boy.

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  3. If I lived up that-a-way, I’d come in today for an emergency bunny book so I could see you on Easter Sunday and give you an Easter hug.Love Ya!

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  4. Thank you for reminding me of the wonderful Backyard Leaves pattern! I just acquired some Habu cashmere in a brownie-green that needs to be leaves! It’s laceweight, but I’ll experiment.Carol in Oregon

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  5. I’ve worked on many a holiday too. It does make a different kind of holiday. What a nice, comfy spinning spot you have there now.

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  6. what a lovely thing you did for the co worker. You’re such a sweetie!And your spinning corner looks wonderful. That gorgeous rocker beside the perfect wheel… sweet!You are an inspiration with what you are doing

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  7. sigh. What a lovely spinning corner. And who cares about the 3 other corners.I worked saturday – even though it snowed – and was amazed how many people wanted emergency Easter books. Something like 60 people in 6 hours. sheesh! but I never mind working Saturdays.missing you so muchB

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  8. What a restful haven you’ve created for yourself! I hope you have lots of time to enjoy it.I like the backyard Leaves Scarf, too. I may knit it in some orange Elesbeth Lavold I got on sale at Webs.Cheers!Sarah-Hopewww.whatifknits.com

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  9. Sweet Jane,”Work on Easter?” you ask.Yep, I did too.Your spinning corner looks yummy & sweet & oh-so-inviting. Can your friends take me shopping?XOXO

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  10. Your spinning corner is lovely, and I see some natural light there on the wall, too. I’m really happy for you, Jane. Sorry that you had to work on Easter Day. It was very kind of you to take the day for your co-worker. The Karma is very good for that, you know. ;o)

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