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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8 thoughts on “Taking The Frozen (sky blue) Waters

  1. roz

    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

  2. Julie

    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.

  3. twinsetellen

    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.

  4. Adriana

    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.

  5. bruce weinstein

    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.

  6. BriskKnits

    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 🙂

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