Just Life

Looking Back | Fall 2016.

Yes, I’m still taking daily photos … and before we pass the mid-point of December, how about a look back at Fall.

Summer lingered well into October (sandals on the 20th!) and Winter made a few brief appearances (Charlie’s hat and coat), but most of it is pure Fall:

  • The arrival of little Sam on October 25th.
  • Which means I’ve stayed home. No trips. My mom and Sara both traveled here over Thanksgiving, and I have proof of Mother’s visit (Hi! on the 28th) but not Sara’s… must do better when she’s here for Christmas!
  • Charlie turned two back in September. These three months-at-a-time views really show how fast he’s growing!
  • More reading (and no covered bingo card this year).
  • No more evening knitting classes; my last one was October 13th and I haven’t missed it. not even a little.
  • Another birthday and another anniversary.
  • Inspector Morse and Call the Midwife on Netflix, mostly accompanied by knitting.
  • Nine WIPs, of which all but two (No Tails and Stole 2.0) became FOs.
  • Crafting the advent calendar with Katie.
  • November Sundays with the Timbered Choir.
  • Another Georgia Tech win (vs. Georgia) on November 26th.
  • A little bit of porch time.
  • …and apparently a diet of coffee, beer, wine and the occasional cocktail!

Now there’s a chill in the air (really – it’s below freezing this morning!), I’m listening to my holiday playlist and seeing the lights on the tree reflected on my computer screen. Signs of Winter for sure. Hope the new season is off to a bright start for you, too!


  • Vicki Knitorious

    LOVELY!! It is so incredibly cold here right now and there's a foot of snow to follow over the next couple of days… and then more cold. I am concentrating on the balmy high 20s at the end of next week!! Anyway, all that to say that these months look very warm and inviting. I love seeing how that baby has changed and grown so quickly!!

  • Vera

    What a fun post. As with Kat, I think the Timbered Choir posts were some of my all time favorites (I did, by the way, get that book to give to my best friend this year – I just know she will love it). Thanks for sharing!

  • Bonny

    I'm happy to see all the warmth of fall here – coffee, sunshine, blue skies, and Sam's birth! Our high today is 22°, and the 35 mph winds make the wind chill 10°, so I'm with Vicki on appreciating the warm and inviting. Looking forward, I hope winter holds as many good things for you!

  • Honoré

    Fun to see; hard to believe that the year is almost done! The photo of baby Sam – Nov 15 (my b'day!) – he really looks like Charlie. Yep, I'd say you made SBUX happy ;-))…

  • Lydia

    I'm really liking the crips weather lately. Especially the blue skies with just the right nip-provided I've got my scarf and gloves on-am feeling inspired to cast on all the hats and gloves now!