It is almost 9:30 Monday night. I just got out of the shower and stepped onto the patio to have a glass of wine. Ugh! The slugs are back...6", 4", all over. I thought there were a bunch at the end of the patio, but thank God they were just leaves curled around to make me think there was an invasion going on!
The weather turned cooler (finally) and, of course, I froze at work today. I wore jeans, a heavy cotton sweater, a scarf around my neck and hand-knit socks. My hands were numb most of the day. The AC was still running (and we will probably need it by the end of the week). Weird how less than a week ago I was complaining about temps in the 90's and today I don't think it got much above 62.
Florence is looking like a mighty nasty storm. All you folks who are potentially in her path, take care! My friend Leslie was supposed to fly up to Philadelphia from Greensboro Thursday morning and then we were going to fly together to Providence, but today she changed her flights to go up Wednesday night. Thankfully/hopefully ahead of the storm. I should be fine flying out of Phila. Thursday morning.
I mentioned that I finished the body of my sweater (Juniper Top). Here it is:
The picture makes it look short (and wide!!) to me. But the pattern called for about 12" bottom to binding off for the armholes. This is really about 14" (I wanted it to be a bit longer). Next up I will knit the sleeves (which have such a pretty lace pattern on them) and then join them to the body. Although this has taken me longer to knit than I expected, for a variety of reasons, overall I have enjoyed the knitting. I'm really learning to take it easy, relax and just enjoy the moment. It's a welcome and nice change.
On the reading front, I am about 1/4 of the way through Ordinary Grace and really enjoying it. I'm also about 1/4 of the way through "Being Mortal," a very interesting and well written book.
Well, time to dry my hair and then head to bed. I was awake from around 2:30 a.m. to 4 a.m. last night and I have been dragging all day. I'm going to try to pack for the weekend tomorrow night so that Wednesday I can just relax. I have a very early pick up for a ride to the airport Thursday morning (5:45 a.m. YIKES).