If you're a cold weather hermit, like me, you get plenty of time to think while you putter away the winter days. This week, SB and I have been on individual pursuits. We were like toddlers that are at the same play group, but practice parallel play. SB stacked wood diligently in the kitchen wood catch. I took stock of the pantry cupboards and rearranged the various cans, jars, bags, and packets. A place for everything and everything in its place.
On another day, SB started one of his wintertime jigsaw puzzles. I sat across the room, cutting strips and squares for a new quilt - an Irish Chain variation that will either be a gift or a raffle quilt for our little church (haven't decided on that yet). Again, a place for everything and ... then, it occurred to me that while he was perfectly happy taking a pre-cut design and re-constructing it, I was happier taking wide swaths of colors that I like and turning them into my own design. I pondered that for a while and then thanked my lucky stars that I hooked myself up with someone who is happy to take life's social fabric as it is and make a successful go at negotiating it. I am too much the rebel and tend to go my own way, make my own comfortable routine, and damn the rest of the world.
Like I said, quiet indoor time can lead one to thoughts and revelations that you'd probably never get around to exploring if you were running around crazy with the usual activity of life.
... shared at Saturday Snapshot ... thanks, Melinda for hosting!