It's Wednesday and for me it's my next to last day of work before vacation. YAY!! Yesterday I did actually manage to check a number of things off my "must do before vacation" list. The kitchen floor has been scrubbed, the bathrooms are clean, the upstairs has been dusted and vacuumed. I returned the things that didn't fit to TJMaxx and picked up the needed prosciutto for last night's dinner (which was delicious!). Today's plan includes making the (new to me) recipe for pumpkin cookies.
And...my floss arrived! After finally hearing back from the company that "the USPS dropped the ball," the skein of floss showed up in our afternoon mail. I let the company know (they had said they would ship again), I also let them know how disappointed I was in their service (or lack there of). But that's over now and I can take the small sampler on vacation with me. Joy!
Happy Fall Equinox! The mornings are definitely darker and Fletch and I have noticed more of our usual winter birds beginning to show up - a number of chickadees and cardinals and we had a fly catcher hanging out yesterday. You know I'm fond of crows...
Well yesterday afternoon we actually had a murder of crows! There had to be a dozen or so soaring over our property and our neighbors. And they were silent! Weird. After that we noticed about half a dozen bluebirds in our yard! They are so beautiful and we don't normally see them. There must have been something tasty to eat in our yard because they would sit on a branch of our apple tree and then swoop down to grab a grub or some kind of bug. When they would fly and the sun hit their wings and back at just the right angle, their blue was just about blinding.
Anyway, here we are at another Unraveled Wednesday. As usual, I'm linking up with Kat and her band of Merry Unravelers to talk making and reading. On the making side, here is the state of Peggy's first plain sock:
I managed 5 more rows after dinner while Fletch read, but that was it (busy day noted above). I hope to add some more today as well as put in some more rows on the 2nd French Market Bag. Here is the state of that:
Glad to be past that very fiddly beginning! Now if I can just keep my fingers from cramping up with this thicker yarn and bigger needles, I'll be golden.
As far as reading goes, I finally finished Conjure Women which I found to be ok. It was a bit of a slog for me in places and seemed to go on too long. Just my opinion. I need to get it back to the library today (and pay a fine - I think it was due back yesterday or Monday). I charged up my Kindle yesterday to take on vacation and I have one "real" book that I plan to take. I'll also throw in "Table of Contents" by John McPhee so that Fletch and I can continue reading after dinner.
Last night I read a few more essays from the book Fletch gave me about different book stores around the country. One of the essays I read was about Book People located in Austin - where Colin & Mailing will be moving come January! Looks like a wonderful store, so I need to remember to tell them about it, as well as put it on the list of places to visit when Fletch and I head to Austin to see those kids.
Well, time to get rolling. I need another cup of coffee and, perhaps, a bit of breakfast. Be sure to head over to Kat's space to see what everyone is up to these days.