First up – thank you all for your kind comments about Friday’s Three Years post. My mom and I are having a great time exploring many new things; and I submitted our volunteer applications to Senior Services this morning!
Now to the weekend …
I know many of y’all can’t wait for this month to be over, and I’m sure a big part of why I don’t mind January so much is because it’s usually not awful weather-wise*. Of course “not awful” for a knitter who likes to take walks outside is much different than for a golfer who is experiencing his first retired January with just TWO rounds of golf. He said to me last weekend that we were “in an awful period of cold and wet”. I told him “yes, that’s winter”. And thankfully, this weekend, it didn’t rain.
I spent much of the weekend vicariously enjoying Vogue Knitting Live. Many of the knitters and designers I follow on Instagram were there. and one of my real life friends was too. That’s Deena with Sarah and Haley – and me in the middle – both wearing our 2nd Avenues knit with Plucky Crewbie.
Back home with Marc –
Friday night we had snacks and continued watching All Creatures Great and Small. We did the same on Saturday. Photos below are from Friday night (snacks) and Saturday night (ACGS).
We did Snacks on Saturday for most of (college) football season so I was glad to get back to that on Friday. and bonus points for leftovers the next night.
We started watching All Creatures Great and Small last Tuesday (I had no idea we even owned the DVDs… or a DVD player) when the book finally came in for Marc on Overdrive (and how fun that he wants to see the show before he reads the book!). He placed it on hold back in September! It’s narrated by Christopher Timothy who stars as James Herriott in the television production (which aired on BBC from 1978 to 1990). I remember watching it on PBS when Katie was a baby. I read the book(s) and remember loving the show. Second time around the show is a bit dated (mostly in the production aspects – yikes, we need subtitles! and HD!) but still delightful. It’s a most pleasant diversion from all sorts of real life. We also have Seasons Two and Seven (?!) and I expect I’ll be able to report on those by next week*.
I walked by myself both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday morning was frosty(those are the same hellebores I shared a few weeks back.)
but Sunday afternoon was warm and spring-like.The lake is lovely in all seasons.
And there’s more! Yesterday was Katie’s birthday (yep, I’ve been a mom for 32 years!) and we had the privilege of making her birthday dinner and sharing it with her and the little boys. We even got to FaceTime with Sara! I have no photos of the food (Marc grilled chicken and shrimp for “tacos” and I baked the cream cheese pound cake) or the Birthday Girl or her sister, but I did manage a few very fun photos with the boysyay for Instagram filters 🙂
*As I type this we have a full-on Winter Weather Advisory, with City of Atlanta and Fulton County (where I live) offices closed tomorrow. The Wet Stuff is scheduled to arrive dark early and turn to snow early morning. This is the first snow forecast of the season and since it was 50+ degrees this afternoon, I’m pretty sure it will be a brief – if any – bit of actual winter. Also – these are not snow clouds, right?Right! … that was the westward sky when I took Holly out about 4:30 this afternoon.
Regardless, Marc and I are planning to stay close to home tomorrow. We still have two seasons of All Creatures, plenty of food and an extra bottle of wine.