Thursday, December 29, 2011


Although Christmas was green, a little snow has since arrived to add some nighttime sparkle to my backyard.

Inside, there is some simmering going on at My Little Home.
Some is contained in the stockpot.

Some is in me, wondering about whether a very old friendship is over or needs to be redefined. 
At what point does one say the following?: "I've tried, but this is one disappointment too many." 

(Funny how a letdown with one person led to delight with others filling in the gap.)

For now, I crave some quiet time... decide whether to knit things together (again), or let them unravel and move forward.

Warm Wishes,


  1. Sometimes it's enough to set things aside, in a quiet place, and wait for a while. Some friendship, like knitting, isn't going to be salvageable, but some will.
    As I read your posts I often think 'this woman thinks a lot like I do'. Today I see that you're knitting, as am I. You are also reading House at Riverton and covering yourself with the very same cotton throw that I've had for years.
    I love it!

  2. I think this is the time to relax and just looking at your photo I see a book. That reminds me to read my book too. Thanks for sharing and wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!


  3. Follow your instinct - sometimes God brings people into our lives for a season..and this may be his way of moving you to something better. Happy New Year - wishing you all the joys of moving forward!

  4. Sometimes you just know, but it is good to let things simmer for a bit to make sure. Knitting and reading (I've enjoyed that book too...) and taking some quiet time for yourself is perfect for now.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year, Karen.
    Helen x

  5. Taking stock of situations is good and reflection time is important. Good to do the things you want to do.

  6. I'm sorry, Karen. I am going through something similar here myself..

    I look forward to some days that are just so snowy or cold you have an excuse to not do anything...almost as if you have to have an answer for the ones that don't understand you just need some quiet time alone now..
    It has been so mild here we haven't seen a flake (BIG contrast to last year!) But by Tuesday we will at least be in the deep freeze I hear...

  7. One or two letdowns can be overlooked, but more than that signals the time to reevaluate. I'm glad some other friends have helped ease the void. Wishing you much happiness in the new year!

  8. I agree with Lizzy. Maybe time to re-evalute and maybe move on. If its a long friendship not easily done.


  9. Lovely winter scenes.
    As for your friend sometimes friendships can be put on the back burner or as my Granny would say don't burn your bridges.

  10. Darling Karen, I wish you a very Happy New Year, full of serenity and love!

  11. I think we all go through this at some point with friends, but good that you have others to fill the gap.
    Have a happy New Year!

  12. I see you turn to knitting, as I do, for some reflecting time. Hoping things work themselves out after a few days of simmering.



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