Being a Morning Person, I was asleep before 2011 actually arrived here in my wee hamlet. As I type, it's 5:30 a.m. Mountain Standard Time and all the revellers are fast asleep. I'm sitting with one lamp lit, just here on my desk, enough to type by, enough to work on some knitting in a few minutes. The lights of my little tree glow behind me, reflected in the window before me. Beyond this cozy spot, all is calm, all is night. It is enough: this day, this hour, this moment; daybreak 3 hours away, and already I am full.
Work on The Argyles continues apace...I have finally reached the heel/instep part of the work on my first stocking. The pattern calls to me, egging me on to find out how it's going to shape up.
But first...breakfast. Steel cut oatmeal is bubbling away on the stove-top; I'm about to have a second cup of coffee...
"Watch now, how I start the day/in happiness, in kindness." - Mary Oliver, Why I Wake Early, 2004.