Monday, January 17, 2011

Honey Home

Wooo hooooo! He's home! Bill and Jeff traveled over twenty-four hours from India and now they are home all safe and sound. What a special time they had there, sharing with school staff at several locations where big-hearted people give their lives away. Those sweet Indians are gift givers - always sending something home. This table runner is a little shiny for my folksy tables but I love it anyway with the tiny golden hearts trimming the edge.

There are little bits of Christmas still hanging around this house. Baby trees and red baubles. Slowly, they are making their way into the Christmas boxes in the basement. Not the trees! They shall be nurtured along and then planted. I have to figure that out, how to do it and all.

A flower fairy sent me some DELICIOUS tea from England. She said, "It's strong!" It is! I love the taste and I've been tipping many tea cups full of this lovely golden brown brew!

I've been grading papers - it's an endless job. I take little breaks and do the only thing I really know how to do with the crochet hook - granny squares. I am perusing the how to books and waiting for the light to dawn. I need a tutor.

It's gray outside and the cover of night is fast approaching. I'm going to putt down to the burrito shop and buy dinner. Now that Bill's home, I won't sleep with piles of books, fall asleep with the light on, and wake up feeling all alone. Yahoo! We had a holiday today in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Tomorrow it's back to the salt mines. Just kidding. I'm feeling rested and ready to greet my students again.
Thank you for reading, for visiting, for your interest. Really. Thank you very, very much.


Gumbo Lily said...

Hooray for the Honey!

I am totally impressed with your granny squares. I don't do crochet very well and I only wish I could do a granny square. Have you seen some of the wonderful granny square blankets? Here's one I love:


Elizabethd said...

How nice to have loved ones back home safely.

Betty said...

Ooo that tea looks strong! is that how you drink it in the US? I like mine with plenty of milk and sometimes one sugar. Glad your other half is home safe - I have been to India, I loved the smells, sounds, colour, there are indeed some beautiful people there - content with their lot - I liked the market in Bombay, you could buy an ice lolly made for you with crushed ice and a mould/sticky pink syrup! I shared mine with big eyed children who appeared from nowhere. Betty x

wayside wanderer said...

I want to learn to crochet granny squares! I love them. Glad your honey is home. Hugs and hope for a bright day, Leslie

Anonymous said...

Yay, hubby is home safe and well!! Love your crochet...I can do ripple, but not granny squares, how weird am I?? Hugs, xxx

The dB family said...

I will teach you to crochet the straight lines if you teach me to do granny squares. Only trouble is, I'm left handed.

Hooray for Bill being home!!


Kerri said...

I'm so glad your loved one is home. There's really nothing better than that gift is there?

Kari of Writing Up A Storm said...

I agree with Kerri ~ the best gift ever! And you make "coming home to" the best gift ever for him, too!! Your granny squares are so colorful and bright, like a kid's box of crayons. I've always loved that phrase "granny squares," too. I called my mother's mother "Grammie" and my father's mother "Oma." I love all the variations on relationship names. My husband's mother is called Granny-O by her grandkids and that seems just right for her. So glad your family is back home again, with tales and tokens of all their adventures. xo Kari

Connie said...

I'm glad he's home safe and sound! I love your granny square - so colorful and cozy!

magsmcc said...

How did I miss this post until now? Well done on surviving! Lots of projects ahead with trees and things- keep the kettle on!

Jessica said...

Oh so happy your honey's home! Mom and I were just having a chat, and we were just talking about how having our men home makes us feel safe! I for one can't sleep when Keith is gone. I'm a chicken ;)

India, how wonderful. That is so exciting. What amazing adventures they are having in the name of the Lord. Really cool ;)

xo Pom