Hello and Good Morning!
It is early (5:45 a.m. as I write this), but I couldn't sleep and since I'm planning to go to the office, I got up at 5, took a shower and here I am. My head is cold (still have wet hair), but the coffee is hot and strong. Mabel is already outside - there is no keeping her in now. Although, she does not really show interest in going out late at night...fortunately. Here's my sweet companion as of last night.
Messy table (again), but I like this picture because you can see her little tufts of hair at the tip of her ears. Also, Mabel is becoming quite the mouser! Monday morning she caught a big fat brown mouse on our patio and yesterday it was a rather large vole. Fortunately she just plays with them till they die (not pleasant to see...but better than mice in the house)...she (so far) is not consuming them.
Since it is Wednesday, I am linking up with Kat and her merry band of Unravelers for Unraveled Wednesday. Fortunately there was no unraveling for me this week. The second Holiday Sock is progressing (I got a bit done while Dee and I met up for coffee on Saturday morning).
Next up is the heel flap and turn. I always enjoy that part...I've made scads of socks, but I always find turning the heel to be magical.
On the reading side of things, I did finish The Madness of Crowds and like all of Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache books, I enjoyed it thoroughly. I'm still enjoying the essays in No Time to Spare by Ursula LeGuin - I'm more than 2/3 of the way through that. I did not start the Joni Mitchell book as planned because Agatha of Little Neon was available from the library. This is the next "Read With Us" book. You would think between Matrix and Agatha these ladies are on a nun kick...and they may be! But, whereas I found Matrix to be a bit of a slog, Agatha is just plain fun (I'm only 35 pages in or so). I think it will be a very nice counterpoint to Matrix.
That wraps it up for me this morning. Be sure to head over to Kat's space to see what she and others are making and reading.
My office visit should be short and sweet. I have some things to print and overnight to Kevin. I also have Christmas gifts for my brother and sister-in-law in Delaware to ship out. We had thought of getting together, but I don't think that is going to happen with Omicron and what have you. Speaking of which, I ordered our free Covid tests yesterday - believe the government will begin shipping them in late January. In case anyone needs it, here is the link for ordering: https://special.usps.com/testkits
Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday! Happy mid-week.