Hello and Good Morning!
A little warmer here today - it is currently 20 outside and I think it is supposed to get up into the mid-30's today! Well, today is the day for the kids and cats to fly to TX. Fingers crossed that all goes well, smooth flight, no delays, etc., etc. Colin sent a picture of his car being loaded up yesterday for shipping down to TX. We need to get over to the house before their friends move in...we have some clothes there (sweaters and slippers) which I'd like to get. Nothing major though.
The wind seems to have vanished too, so I'm hoping to get out for a walk today. Yesterday I ran an errand and driving down a street I came across something I had forgotten about: an elephant in a yard!
Yup, a statue of an elephant which is pretty big...also somewhat worn from weather. Still it made me smile. I don't always notice it (I don't really go down that street very often).
Here we are at Unraveled Wednesday again - how is it possible to be just about mid-month? Anyhoo, as usual, I'm linking up with Kat and the Merry Unravelers to talk making and reading. On the making side I've mostly been stitching (see yesterday's post), but I did manage to finish Holiday Sock #1 and get a start on Holiday sock #2:
Just plain vanilla, but fun socks. And, from the looks of things, these will be matchy-matchy. I don't usually care about that but will admit that I want these to match, so I cut off some yarn before starting sock #2. Hopefully not enough to make a difference. It was a light skein to start, but I think I used slightly less than half the yarn for #1. I'll try to give these some more attention today.
On the reading side I finally finished Matrix by Lauren Groff. Though her writing is so beautiful (what a way with words), I still found the book to be a slog to read. However, after last night's "Read With Us" Zoom discussion, I do have a better appreciation for the book (thank you ladies). Now I'm about a third of the way through The Madness of Crowds and am thoroughly enjoying being back in Three Pines among friends. Waiting in the wings (meaning on my nightstand) is a book that Fletch got me - Reckless Daughter - a Portrait of Joni Mitchell which I am anxious to read. I just about wore out my Joni Mitchell albums while in college. Another book I'm waiting for (I'm in queue at the library) is A Thousand Steps by T. Jefferson Parker which looks really good (read a review in the WSJ over the weekend).
Work is blissfully quiet so far this morning and I'm hoping it stays that way. I need to get to CVS for a few things and, as mentioned above, am hoping to get out for a walk. It's still dark here, so a bit difficult to tell what the day will be like.
Hope your week is going well. Be sure to head over to Kat's for some inspiration!