Well, these last few days flew by. Here’s a brief glimpse of what that looked like though my iPhone camera
and here’s the longer story through another Currents update.
Celebrating SEVEN!! with Charlie and his family and friends this past weekend. (also Saying Thank You we live close enough to be there in person for a two-hour party).
Laughing About how fun it is to have a September birthday at the pool! Our girls had November and January birthdays … we bowled, we skated, we dressed up for Halloween, we never once dreamed of swimming!
Embracing this last stretch of warm (hot?!) days … but oh so much looking forward to highs below 80.
Wearing shorts and sleeveless. still.
Eating leftovers. 20-something me would’ve scoffed to know just how much 50-something me loves leftovers. Marc made meatloaf on Friday and grilled steaks Saturday. With birthday party pizza Sunday, we are still enjoying the weekend cooking!
Drinking the last bottle of Sauvignon Blanc from our wine cooler. I took a course in French wines a few years back and vividly remember the lesson from “White Bordeaux” (Sauvignon Blanc) week: “DYA” – Drink Youngest Available, and its corollary – don’t save it for next year! I also remember that this was the course that taught me to love Sauvignon Blanc.
Listening to audiobooks, podcasts, and fall-inspired Spotify playlists.
Making plans to read the Booker Short List. I’d actually made really good progress on the long list, but turns out it was the wrong half! I’ve only read one of the short list titles. I’m hoping my longed for 5-star read resides in this “other half” 🙂
Watching Come from Away on Apple TV+ (Friday evening) … y’all!! Sara saw the show twice on Broadway and said the Apple production was first-rate. I still find it hard to believe it’s been 20 years …
Thinking About knitting a real Aran sweater. Katie and I swapped text messages on Saturday and maybe she wants one? That bottom middle photo – the model on the left – is the sweater my grandmother knit over 40 years ago and gifted to me in 1979. I’m in awe of her knitting and finishing … and would love to try an updated version for myself – and for Katie!
Wanting some good news. and a good night’s sleep.
Wishing that the swatch I knit for Donner (top center photo) might work perfectly … I knit, washed, and dried the swatch Sunday and I still haven’t measured it. I’m in between sizes, which means
Hoping that my row gauge is a smidge off, and my stitch gauge is dead on. My yarn is supposed to come tomorrow, so I also hope I get the motivation to check that swatch, and do the necessary calculations so I can cast on … tomorrow!
Wondering if those “basics” I’ve been practicing are seeds for new growth – or water to grow something planted deeper that I’m just not seeing.