How was your weekend? Mine was not what I had planned! Well, first our Super Bowl lunch at work was very nice - pizza, wings, hoagies, snack things, cookies, brownies, etc., etc. And, the best part was the office closed at 2:30. Yay!!
But our friends Carol & Gregg did not come up on Saturday. Gregg has been having back issues recently and they have been getting progressively worse. Finally they had an appointment for an MRI on Saturday at 11:30. Apparently he has both a pinched nerve and bulging discs. Not fun. I hope he can get some relief pronto!
So, I went over to Colin & Mailing's early Saturday to feed the cats and then later Fletch and I went grocery shopping. Not an exciting day. We did (finally) finish watching Season 3 of the Crown.
Sunday we got up and decided to go out to breakfast. That's always a good move in my book. When we got home I started cleaning bathrooms, kitchen floor, etc., etc. It had been a very foggy morning, but by 10:30 the sun was streaming in the bedroom window and I decided to get out and go for a walk. Ha! By the time I got to the trail, it was completely overcast and chilly. I walked anyway for about an hour. The first half the wind was so biting in my face that my eyes were watering and my nose was running.
You can see from this picture how grey and uninspiring the day was. This tree had fallen into the canal fairly recently (and will need to be cleaned up before kayak season!). I was hoping to see the Great Blue Heron again, but the only wildlife I saw were some ducks. I did, however, meet a chocolate lab whose name is Fletcher!
Shortly after I got home it actually started snowing! Just some minor flurries and nothing that stuck to the ground...but chilly!!
The afternoon was spent knitting and I successfully finished up the first lace section of the shawl I'm working on (Odyssey by Joji Locatelli).
Difficult to get a good shot of it. The top photo is of the shawl on the floor. The second photo is me attempting to spread it out. The shots on Ravelry show the lace pattern much better. this should be very pretty once it is finished, soaked and blocked. I've also knit the next 6 rows of the 2nd section...only 14 more to go and then the second lace section. The plain sections are just knitting back and forth - no counting needed, so I've brought it to work (I have yet to pick out yarn for the next pair of socks).
Late in the afternoon on Sunday Fletch discovered Tyg had made a little nest in the guest room!
He wasn't thrilled with being found/disturbed. Shortly after I took this picture he wandered into the kitchen for a little bit of food and then went out to walk around/survey "his" property.
The kids made it back from CA with no issues - they flew back to Newark (NJ) on the red eye Saturday night - got back home by 7 a.m. Sunday and I think slept all day. I left Mailing's ear band at their house and am hoping she will send a picture of herself wearing it!
Wishing you all a wonderful week!