Yesterday was such a beautiful day here. Blue, blue skies and very crisp air. Yes, it was chilly and I don't think it even made it to freezing. But...I did walk in the early afternoon. Finally I ventured out on the River Trail which is in part of Valley Forge Park and runs alongside the Schuylkill River. There were a few other souls out as well. Not many, but I saw maybe 5 other people. Fleece leggings, a turtleneck and wool sweater, winter jacket, wool socks and hiking boots, wool hat and gloves. My body was comfortable, but I will admit that my face was stinging a little bit. The trail was a bit uneven (frost heaves?) and had some icy patches and some wet patches, so I had to watch where I was walking and that was difficult in the blinding sunlight (even with sunglasses on), But my it felt good to be outside on a sunny day!
There were spots where the river was running fast and others where it was smooth as glass. It was beautiful. I hope the above video works (I had some difficulty uploading it).
My visit to the office was uneventful. I saw a total of 3 other people, one of whom was my boss (who showed up 40 minutes late for our scheduled meeting). I was able to do what I needed/wanted to do, run my errands and was still home by Noon. Not bad. I don't plan to go to the office again this week.
All of this brings us to Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 and the first Unraveled Wednesday of the New Year! Like every other Unraveled Wednesday, I am linking up with Kat and all the Merry Unravelers to talk about making and reading. As I mentioned yesterday, stitching has been calling to me more than knitting, but I did manage to put some time in on my Holiday Sock (#1).
The heel has been turned and I am halfway down the foot. Theoretically I should be able to finish up this first sock pretty quickly. And start sock #2. Theoretically. We shall see. It's not a race (after all, I don't need these Holiday Socks until a little under a year from now!!). Enjoyment is the goal.
There is not much to report on the reading side of things either. I have read a few more chapters in No Time to Spare and I continue to enjoy LeGuin's writing. I also started Matrix and am finding it to be a slog. I'm more than halfway through it and I will finish it, but I'm pretty bored with it and just want to finish so I can start The Madness of Crowds which finally came through for me at my library. If Matrix were not the next "Read With Us" book, I would probably just return it unfinished to the library.
Mabel had another delightful day outside yesterday. She kept coming inside and talking to us a bit and then going back out. She was mostly outside from 7 a.m. till 5 p.m. And then she relaxed.
I love this picture of her! Look at those markings on her face and the spots on her body. Such a sweetie!
Time for another cup of coffee and to check out a few blogs. Then I need to get to work. Have a wonderful Wednesday!