Happy Friday! not gonna lie, I was a little worried about another Friday the 13th in 2020, and so far *knocks on wood* it’s been ok. maybe even better than ok. So I’m going to allow myself to breathe out just a bit … and TGIF.
Thinking about … updating our house. Over the summer, we toyed with moving – maybe to a nearby lake, maybe into Atlanta closer to Katie’s family – and ended up deciding to stay … for a few more years. Marc’s still playing golf and I’m now playing tennis at an affiliated club. We can handle all the stairs (this is not a little deal – there are a LOT of stairs). My mom, sister, and brother all live close. Instead, we’re having the inside of the house painted (a two week project beginning November 30 ). and that’s giving us the perfect opportunity to sort through things, rearrange (furniture, rugs, paintings), and refresh! Since our next house will be smaller, we are not buying anything new (well, maybe except some bedding and pillow covers 😉 ) Ever since I started spending so much time in my study, I’ve wanted to have the desk face the window. On Tuesday, Marc and I played around with that.
Five hours later we’d moved the rug and the desk, switched out a chest for a hutch (which involved carrying heavy furniture up and down stairs … not fun!) and I’d sorted/packed a lot of books and other things. Bottom right is my view Wednesday morning. Yesterday, we shuffled more tables (and lamps – not in this room) and the other three photos are what it looks like now. I really do LOVE having a clean desk. There’s a drawer in the hutch that’s perfect for my laptop/iPad and all the chargers (when not in use).
and I obviously need more room for books (the swap of the chest for the hutch was a step in that direction … I need a bigger step!) Good thing there’s an empty spot behind my desk!I ordered a “rose gold” book cart from Michaels (curbside pickup … it’s ready!) and here’s a sneak peek at the paint color we’re going with.
Grateful for … a wonderful doubles partner to score a WIN! in my first tennis match in … too many years! Yep, I played a match – yesterday – for reals – and we won 6-1, 6-4. My partner had the lob that I always hated playing against. and I played AD, so every game we won against our opponents was a point I made (and I served four games and lost two on double faults 🙁 ).
Inspired by … the weather forecastto get serious about the sweater knitting. Well, as much as I can given the house stuff and the tennis stuff (y’all, it is absolutely wonderful to have “other stuff” – I hope you do, too!)
I took this photo on Wednesday morning (thinking I’d join Kat’s Unraveled Wednesday … unraveled plans obviously)This is JiJi (ravelry link)… and I am happy to report that now the sleeves are done, the neckband is done, and the buttonhole band is almost done. Just a little focus (a button band, blocking, two sleeve seams, and buttons) and I can be wearing this … soon!
Finished. Socks for my mom. (ravelry link)I delivered them yesterday … and enjoyed a lovely catchup on her sidewalk/porch. Given that weather forecast, I’m sure she’ll try them out next week – perfect timing!
Wishing y’all the best weekend available to you … what “stuff” is distracting you these days?