Good Morning! Is anyone still full from Thanksgiving? I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Ours was lovely. As usual, Colin & Mailing hosted and everything was so delicious. The pies I made (maple pumpkin and pecan) turned out well. It was just Colin & Mailing, Mailing's parents and her grandmother (who speaks NO English!!) and us. We almost forgot to put plates on the table!
We did watch The Irishman which was so good. And so long (3.5 hours!!). I managed to get a little knitting done while watching. And, it was just so wonderful to have 5 days off in a row. I wouldn't mind that every week - lol. But, of course, now I am Back At It (at work).
Friday I surprised myself by going out shopping. I haven't gone out on Black Friday in years, but I just felt like it this year. Traffic was not bad at all and the stores I went to were not crowded, plenty of parking, etc. I stayed away from the malls (which I stay away from anyway) and I managed to get a lot of shopping done. We mail quite a few packages to friends and family, and I've just about finished shopping for those folks and even started wrapping some gifts!
Sunday morning Fletch and I ran out to do a few errands, and when we pulled back into our driveway it had started to sleet. Within 20 minutes, it looked like this:
Little ice droplets on the apple tree branches. The black spot on the shed door is the remainder of a sunflower head that Fletch had hung for the birds to enjoy. I think it's time to put the little mini wreath on the shed.
This morning we are having a "wintry mix" that is supposed to change to all snow by Noon with anywhere from 2-5" accumulating before it's all said and done. It's been snowing now for the past half hour or so.
On the knitting front, I did manage to finish my little brother's socks!
I love the way they turned out and love the colors in this yarn (Lorna's Laces and the colorway is "Baltic Sea"). They could have used the hand knit socks this past week - they were driving back from California and camping, but ran into snow in New Mexico. (They abandoned camping and took a hotel room!) Meanwhile at their home (Boulder, CO) they had two feet of snow! They did make it home safely yesterday.
And here is where the Canary Blanket stands at this point. I crossed another cable and added a 4th ball of yarn.
So bright and cheerful!
On the reading front, I'm still making my way through the latest from Louise Penny - A Better Man and I'm not sure if I'm still in my reading slump or what, but this book just doesn't seem as good to me as the other ones in the series. Or am I getting bored? Anyone else have opinions on this book?
I'll be trying to catch up on some blog reading today between conference calls...and keeping an eye on the weather in case I want to leave before it gets really messy! Nice to have the luxury to do that.
Wishing you all a fabulous week!