This is the time of year that I really look to for getting some rest. I like to indulge my creative inclinations now and explore new ways of handicrafting. It is so relaxing! While I craft I envision my garden for the coming year and picture myself accomplishing everything I want to do. When I'm happy with what I see in my head, I write it all down and try to set up a time table for achieving the goals. Of course, it never actually works out the way it's laid out on paper, but some things do manage to get done.
For Christmas Tom bought me a drop spindle and some wool to spin. Learning to spin is something I've wanted to learn how to do for many years. I hope it isn't too difficult. It will be nice to look out the window at the snow and just be able to stay inside and spin. And the seed catalogs are still coming, too. They will be pleasant to browse through while enjoying a cup of hot coffee or cocoa and maybe a couple of Christmas cookies.
This is the still time of year. That Twilight Zone time when you are neither here nor there and the veil between the worlds is thinnest and you may or may not hear advice whispered on the wind or in night shadows. A time of rest and renewal. A time of peace. Oh, blessed Peace!