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Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Great Northwoods

"I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay.

I sleep all night and I work all day."
-Monty Python

"So", I can hear y'all asking, "What is Susan doing way up there in the Great Northwoods?"

(Hey! You try spending 3 days alone in a cabin in the woods; you'll start hearing things too!)

Hunting moose with Sarah Palin?

Communing with the bears?

Clear cutting a new trans Canadian bike trail?

Standing in a frigid stream in plastic panties, looking for trout?


I'm knitting, silly!

Look what arrived in yesterday's mail drop (yes, we have mail in the Great Northwoods, provided the dog team holds up)


Two full skeins of Christmas cheer.

Poinsettia goodness.

Now, if only I had remembered my skein winder. Guess this'll have to do for now.

We live simply here in the Great Northwoods.

Now excuse me while I go churn the butter, chop down a tree, build a fire, and gather berries for a pie.

On second thought, maybe I'll just stop at the Leland Mercantile (affectionately known to locals as "the Merc".)

Surely, the dogsleds deliver pies too.

Of course, I could always "put on women's clothing and hang around in bars."



Anonymous said...

which skein of poinsettia did you receive?? the top or the bottom??

Donna Lee said...

I can only imagine how beautiful it must be up there at this time of year. Work is wonderful but so is time off. Remember to take some time for yourself while you're up there.

dragon knitter said...

did you work all night and sleep all day?

La Cabeza Grande said...

You're funny. Chopping trees and gathering berries in your "high heels, suspenders and a bra."

Lost City Denise said...


The yarn and the idea of autumn in the woods

Donna Lee said...

And btw, I nominated you for an award.

Alyssa said...

I think all yarn should be delivered by dog sled...that would be so awesome!