Happy Wednesday Evening. It is just hot as blazes around here. 90's for the past ??? days with heat indexes over 100. I *think* the weather is finally supposed to break by Friday and Saturday is promising (at the moment) to be a good day weather-wise for the New Jersey Sheep & Wool. Dee and Joyce and I are going up together and are planning to meet up with Bridget and Bonny - !! Can't wait.
The week has been busy at work. Additionally, I had to run "updates" on my computer at work on Tuesday and now I am unable to post on my blog from my work computer and...even worse...I am unable to read some of your blogs! I can access them on my phone at work, but commenting is a bit of a PITA. For years (decades) I have not used my home laptop for anything other than personal financial stuff and ordering off Amazon occasionally (or a lot...depending!). I'm on a computer constantly at work, so not being on one at home has been very nice. But now I will need to change up my routine a bit.
So, it is Wednesday evening and dinner (a cold dinner - crab salad, raw veggies) is finished and the kitchen is cleaned up. There has not been any unraveling this week - and barely any knitting. But the sweater is finally up to the point where I will decrease around the armholes and then start knitting the sleeves. The pattern calls for it to be 12" to this point, but I wanted it a bit longer. I'm just shy of 14" so I think that is good.
The yarn color is actually a bit deeper than this picture shows. It is so soft.
On the reading front, I have started Less which I admit to being less than thrilled about. I'm just finding it a bit boring. I'm about a third of the way through, but am thinking I will abandon it. I have some books on my nightstand that I want to read and a couple more have come through on Overdrive that seem to be a bit more interesting. I'm also reading Being Mortal and really enjoying it. My nephew read it and then gave it to his parents - my brother and sister-in-law. My brother didn't want to read it AT ALL. My SIL read it and got a lot out of it - including tips on how to deal with her aging parents.
Our garden is still producing. Tomatoes, carrots (not that great tasting). Eggplants are beginning to form on the plants I have on the patio and (the second crop of) sugar snaps are climbing the trellis. We also had a volunteer pumpkin vine this year. Fletch cut a couple of pumpkins off the vine that were dragging on the ground and Colin took those. Last week the vine started dying, so Fletch cut a couple more. We have them on our buffet in the kitchen (excuse the glare on the picture on the wall - impossible to photograph the buffet without that glare).
They are tiny little pumpkins, but so cute. I love having them in the house. Fall must be coming (my favorite season).
Col will be over for dinner tomorrow and then Friday Fletch and I are going up to Colin & Mailing's for my birthday dinner!! They are making squid ink pasta and puttanesca sauce - I'm excited for that. Also a lemon pound cake (it has been years since anyone has baked me a birthday cake!!).
And my laughing moment over the past weekend: since I am turning 65 on Monday, I finally logged on and applied for Medicare (Part A). Where have the years gone??? Since I'm still working and have health coverage, I am not taking Part B at this time...or SS payments yet.
I'm thankful this is a short week and will try to post again after the NJ fiber festival!