Is it Tuesday already? Is it Spring? If you read Dee's Blog then you know we had some snow on Sunday. And wind! But yesterday the sun was out and it felt like Spring...today, more of the same and it could hit 60! The wind did do some damage though:
That is known as our "Swing Tree." It stood (past tense...) next to the start of the trail into our woods. There was a branch that crossed the entrance to the trail and for years we had a swing hanging from that branch. Colin spent many happy times swinging high over our boggy area and back into the woods. Yesterday afternoon Fletch and I noticed that the tree had come down. Thankfully not all the way because it would have crushed the trellis that Fletch put up recently. Fletch was able to push the trellis back so that if the tree falls further it will not damage it. It is going to be a mess to clean up!
So, how was your weekend? Mine was nice. I met up with Dee on Saturday at the Farmers' Market (last weekend for it till Spring) and then we went for coffee/knitting/chatting. We left before we were trapped in Lansdale - lol. It was the day for their Holiday Parade and they close the streets to traffic. We escaped in the nick of time. My Sunday was spent prepping for Monday which was my colonoscopy. I will say that the prepping has certainly improved...I didn't get sick and was able to keep it all down. My procedure went well - thank goodness! It was a weird day after that though. My history with this procedure is that afterwards I am very lethargic and sleepy, not interested in eating, etc. Yesterday? Just the opposite. Fletch and I went out to eat as soon as I was able to leave the facility. When we got home I started cooking (the dinner I was making took 4 hours or so to cook) and then proceeded to clean both bathrooms and do 3 loads of laundry. LOL. So bizarre after being sedated. Today I am back at work.
Meanwhile, I was able to get quite a bit of knitting done.
Only a little over half a sock left and my little brother's socks will be finished! I hope to finish these up this weekend (if not before).
Thanksgiving I plan to take the Canary Blanket to Colin & Mailing's and spend some time working on that. Colin wants to watch "The Irishman" (Martin Scorsese's latest) which comes out on Netflix on Thursday - it's 3.5 hours, so plenty of knitting time.
I've made the cranberry/orange relish (my Mom's recipe) and the cranberry chutney (Fletcher's Mom's recipe). Wednesday I will make two pies. There will only be six of us for dinner on Thursday - Fletch & me, Colin & Mailing and Mailing's parents. I'm making a maple pumpkin pie and a pecan pie. Mailing has the turkey ordered and I'm betting the rest of the meal will be delicious (she makes such a tasty stuffing!!).
Not sure if I will be coming into work tomorrow or not. The office is closing at 1, so I'd sort of like to not bother...but with being out yesterday, I'll see how it goes. In case I don't post again this week, wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. May your holiday be filled with an abundance of good health, much laughter and plenty of love. Enjoy! And safe travels to all on the roads/in the air.