Today, for the first time in months, I picked up my Nikon and took some photos.
Just house stuff.
Hanging out on a cold day with a brand new candle and some knitting.
Still enjoying the Christmas tree, looking at Oliver Jeffers delightful new book, listening to Tony Bennett and the Count Basie orchestra.
The reason the Nikon hasn't been out for awhile is computer woe's. As in not working, getting fixed, going out again. You know the drill. The truth of the matter is, I wasn't as troubled by it all as I normally might have been. But, with no computer to hook the camera up to I had no way to get photos from the camera to the blog.
And there is something different about taking photos with the camera as opposed to the phone. However... thanks to one of my genius, tech-savvy, nephews, I am at this moment sitting in front of an I-Mac that he cleaned up for me to take out for a test drive. To be sure this is the model/system that I want to work with, before I write the check. He said I didn't have to give the keys back if I didn't want to.
Smart, helpful, generous, nephews and nieces are delightful. In the knitting arena, I have finished the front of a new poncho, started on the back, and completed a trio of elves.
I am also winding balls of yarn. Plum colored yarn from Brooklyn Tweed.
Old fashioned cocktail recipe experimentation also continues. These Luxardo Maraschino cherries are insanely delicious. I like two in my drink. One to be eaten right after the first sip, and one right before the last sip. You do yours in whatever order you feel is best. As long as you don't leave them off. That would be wrong.
Happy New Years Eve wherever you are celebrating. We are staying home. Eating chili. Watching a movie. Keeping warm. There may be bourbon balls and eggnog involved.