Hello friends. Is anyone else in denial that it could possibly be Thanksgiving this week?! You’d think after THIRTY SEVEN years of having a birthday, an anniversary, AND Thanksgiving typically all falling in an 8-10 day window, I’d be better at it. Throw in a three-set tennis match, getting ready to have our house painted, and … well … you have last week. I am totally going to be color coding these pages (thanks Katie!) next year so I can see at a glance how my time aligns with my priorities.
Sadly, we lost that three-set match (which I didn’t even know I’d be playing until Thursday morning) – thankfully not because of my serves!! I did double fault twice in two different games, and it wasn’t a big deal. Whew. now that I have that match under my belt, I’m feeling a lot more confident. (funny how little it takes…)
Anyway. having a birthday and an anniversary in the same week means a big bouquet. Spring and summer are lovely, and still, I love the fall colors best!
and how about a few of my favorite eats and drinks?!The Starbucks was a birthday treat (a plain latte … delicious!) and then we had a Thursday night toast to our 37th anniversary. popcorn (in our new enamel cast iron … a Costco “Le Creuset” … so far we’ve only used it for popcorn and already I’m a fan!) and snacks! … yep, this week always yells “Bring on the Holidays” in its OUT LOUD voice 🙂
I enjoyed two solo outings to the lake – a walk on Saturday and a run on Sunday. The camellias, oaks, and clouds are in their best November form.(the sun helped!)
I went into the week knowing I needed to make major progress on “my” areas to prep for the painters. closet cleaned. craft room, too. I do still have a million trips to make to empty the spaces … at least now it’s all stuff that will be going back into those spaces. The craft room part actually inspired me to want to start sewing again (well, maybe in January!); also, I loved pulling out ALL the yarn and thinking about what I’d be knitting. I did sort a few pieces of fabric and a good bit of yarn into the donate pile (and some even into the trash). I’m looking forward to pulling it all back out and making plans!After the cleaning. After the bazillion trips to the basement (storage during painting) and the trunk of my car (donating). What I kept out to knit. two sweater quantities and four pairs of socks. I fully expect to be settled back in before Christmas. #options.
Whew! Here’s to another week. a different Thanksgiving for sure. and I hope it’s a good one for all of us.
and just for fun – does anything about my “kept out to knit” basket surprise you? what would YOU want to knit first?