Sunday, January 17, 2010

Taking The Frozen (sky blue) Waters

I feel like a partially new woman. Yay!

On Friday I drove up with my friend to her cottage on Lake Ida, where others from our knitting group joined us for some very low-key and loving conversation, wonderful food - just some nice down time.

I didn't do much - well, not much compared to what I would have done a few months ago - but it was MILES more than I've been doing. I carried in bags from the car (yay me!) and when everyone else went cross country skiing I went for a long walk across the lake.

I didn't make it all the way, but Emma the dog and I went pretty far.

Here's a video I shot of the frozen landscape. It's so beautiful - and I was coat-less, just my hat and sweater and was very warm*


Now I'm home after so much relaxation and peace. And also more activity (mental and physical) than I've had in a long time. And EXCELLENT food! I'm almost afraid to hop on the wii...

I'm getting the feeling that rest is a very good idea for the balance of this active day, so this afternoon I'm surrounded by half finished projects from HoTN, finally trying to get some knitting and swatching done that I've put off for many weeks.

I'm firmly planted on my bottom, watching The Heiress and knitting. Who knew the frozen Minnesota waters could be so salubrious?

*yes, and pants and socks and shoes, too. Good grief.
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Blogger roz said...

Oh,how very beautiful this looks!I LOVE snow.I was born in Minnesota,left at an early age and was rarely back. Went to Rochester this summer with my daughter--took her to the Mayo Clinic and just felt like I'd come home!Felt the same way in Wales where my father's people were from.My husband and I are going to Rochester this summer--I just want to take a fun trip back and explore where I was born (Marshall). I also have fibromyalgia (milder than you) and I have celiac so am working on the glutenfree thing--gluten lurks EVERYWHERE!!! Keep on doing what you're doing! Roz

January 18, 2010 8:27 AM  
Anonymous ali said...

Glad you are feeling better. The lake is beautiful and the dog sweet.

Take it easy,

January 18, 2010 12:47 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

That is one happy dog. So glad you had a good time. It looks absolutely beautiful! It has been so warm here (yes, in Canada!) that my snowdrops are blooming.

January 18, 2010 3:21 PM  
Anonymous kayT said...

I just ran across an article you ought to read:

It's about rationing your energy. The woman who wrote it has lupis. It might give you a way to think about things...

January 18, 2010 8:55 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Emma sure was happy! And you photo out the window looks like the one I posted on my blog, too, making me feel happy remembering the good times.

January 19, 2010 10:53 PM  
Anonymous Adriana said...

The picture is beautiful. I have never seen anything quite like it. I am about to start back at school and have been feeling rather tired lately, so I have been enjoying the lying in, which is probably due to the crazy weather we've been experiencing of late. This week however we are back to normal conditions for summer.

January 20, 2010 10:25 PM  
Blogger bruce weinstein said...

Brrrrrr. Annie, I live in the frozen Northeast corner of Connecticut and am always amazed when folks like us, who live in cold places, leave home for other cold places. I do the same thing. Quebec for a weekend in January. The frozen lake is stunning. But wouldn't a long weekend in Miami have warmed you to your soul? And helped ease your pain a bit? Well, I do suppose that when we leave for parts less icy in the winter, we're less tempted to bring wool projects to work on.

January 21, 2010 8:15 AM  
Blogger BriskKnits said...

That picture is beautiful, but it alone is enough to make me shiver. I'm glad I'm cozied up in my bedroom with the heater on full blast. Us Californians have thinner skin, so I hear :-)

January 22, 2010 11:16 PM  

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