It's somewhat later than I normally post, but I slept later this a.m. The foxes last night!! Oy! I had gone to bed around 11 and when Fletch came up - probably 12:30 or 1, I woke up and it was like a convention of foxes going on all around us. Very creepy sounding and I (of course) had trouble getting back to sleep and once I did I had very strange dreams. Interestingly Fletch had the same thing happen - including weird dreams.
Anyway, this is quickly becoming routine stuff (and I'm sure sorry about that!). But it has been a very nice weekend. Friday was a very long slog of a day work-wise, so I was very happy to meet up with Dee on Saturday morning at a local Starbucks. We spent several delightful hours together chatting, knitting, laughing, etc.
Fletch and I had planned to order out something/anything for dinner, but our neighbor across the street texted that they were having meatballs and sausage and would we like to join them...we did and it was delicious. There was another couple who came and the conversation and food were delightful. I'm not normally fond of meatballs, but I really liked the ones Rob made. Turns out they are Keto, so no breadcrumbs in them - just meat, parm, spices and whole cream. Delicious!
Sunday morning I made us some blueberry pancakes and then got busy chopping veggies for a corn and black bean salad we took to Colin & Mailing's. Colin grilled hot and sweet sausage; Mailing's Mom brought 2 salads; Mailing cooked greens as well as some onions, peppers, mushrooms and squash. And there was a flag cake (which I forgot to take a picture of) to round out the meal. We took a break from eating before dessert and walked a couple of miles in a local park. After dessert Colin and Mailing built a fire and we sat outside watching the bats fly around. Well, watching them until the fireworks started...then they disappeared. Their town does not put on a fireworks show, but their neighbors sure did. Very loud. When we left to come home around 9:30, Marcel and Talbot were no where to be seen - I think they may have been hiding upstairs. I feel badly for all the animals during celebrations like that. Tyg was inside, but visibly disturbed by the fireworks. And, I have never seen traffic like we did last night in our little town! Our township did put on a fireworks display once again (last year was, of course, cancelled). People must have come from miles and miles away. What is normally a 20-25 minute drive from Colin's took us close to an hour! Many streets we would use to get home were blocked off by the police and fire trucks.
I think today will be a lay-low type of day...I'm planning a crockpot dinner (easy-peasy and new!!) and hope to do plenty of knitting, stitching and reading. There has been progress on Fuego Sock #2:
I'm on the heel flap. My plan/hope is to at least finish the heel, pick up the gusset stitches and do those decreases and then just have easy knitting to finish the sock. I'm not sure if I will feel like knitting after my cataract surgery Wednesday, but in case I do I'd like it to be easy. Tomorrow will be an office day since I will not be able to go in at all the balance of the week. But today is an easy one!
Whatever you are doing, I hope you have some fun!