Good (Chilly) Morning!
There is a nip in the air and I confess to putting the heat on in various rooms this morning (we have electric heat and each room in our house has its own thermostat). A few days ago I came downstairs and it felt fine and then I realized that Fletch had left the heat on (as low as possible) in our downstairs bathroom. That was enough to take the chill off. But this morning - nothing! So I cranked it on in the living room, kitchen and downstairs bathroom. I put it on briefly in the office room (where I am sitting now), but I turned it off soon. Coffee going down the throat is warming me as I sit here typing.
I woke up this morning to this little sweetie walking across the bed. I guess she is getting used to us! LOL She is a very talkative little thing. Yesterday she sat in front of the sliding door to the patio talking up a storm to the various birds out there. There are times when she almost coos like a dove. She could be a bird whisperer - HA!
Well, today is Wednesday which means Unraveled Wednesday. As usual, I am linking up with Kat and other Merry Unravelers to talk about making and reading. Peggy's sock doesn't look all that different from last week, but it's true that a few (very few) rows have been added.
For some reason other things have been occupying my time. Not a single stitch or row was added to my second French Market Bag. Furthermore, there has been no start on the cowl I want to make for Mailing's Mom or the scarf I want to make for her Dad. I'd best get cranking!
On the reading side of things, I finished one book the other night: The Dark Vineyard by Martin Walker (thanks Kat for the reminder of this series). This is book #2 in the Bruno, Chief of Police series that takes place in the French countryside. Last night I started another book in the Linda Castillo series that takes place in the Ohio Amish countryside. I also picked up a couple more books from the library - Malibu Rising finally came in (I had been on the wait list forever!!) as well as Life in a Day by Doris Grumbach which Jane had mentioned on her blog. I had not heard of Grumbach, but the description of her book reminded me of May Sarton's journals which I devoured decades ago.
As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I will be heading to the office today. But, I don't intend to go in till maybe 10 a.m. I'll stop at the liquor store to pick up some wine...also champagne for Colin & Mailing (we completely forgot their 1st anniversary!!) and also Trader Joe's for a couple of things. I'm hoping for a peaceful afternoon filled with some knitting! And perhaps a bit of kitten cuddling!
(Picture taken this morning as I was waiting for the coffee to finish perking - she is laying on the kitchen floor in front of the sink.)