It is a chilly one here - just 22 degrees by my phone and my computer. I have a shawl wrapped around my shoulders and a steaming cup of coffee next to me.
Many of you commented on sweet Mabel yesterday and I thank you for that. She is not all angelic though, for sure. When I got home from feeding Marcel and Talbot yesterday morning, Mabel pranced across our patio with a bird in her mouth. I was not pleased. I know it's only natural, but I don't have to like it.
Also, I have a needle felted raccoon that I think I bought at one of the MD Sheep & Wool that I attended. It is hanging from a shelf bracket in the kitchen.
On one of my strolls through the living room yesterday I noticed the poor raccoon under the rocking chair! Now Mabel knows she is not supposed to get up on the buffet (under the shelf), but she could only have gotten the raccooon by jumping up on the buffet. Again, not pleased. A year ago I put that raccoon away in a drawer in the buffet because Mabel was constantly "getting" it. I brought it back out after she went missing earlier this year. Guess I may need to put it away again.
Yesterday was awfully chilly and very, very windy. We also had some flurries! When I was two minutes from home yesterday, driving over to Mailing's and Colin's it started snowing. Stopped at a traffic light, I was able to get a shot:
We had more flurries in the afternoon before dinner. Pretty, but bitter cold!
Well, it's Wednesday and time to link up with Kat and her Merry Band of Unravelers to talk making and reading. Unlike the lack of stitching I had for yesterday, I do have a tiny bit of knitting to show.
The heel has been turned and the gusset decreases are completed on the first Red Winged Blackbird Sock. I need to step up my game a bit if I am going to get these finished for Christmas and, perhaps, knit something else. I have some ideas in my head of "quick" things I could make...but time will tell.
Reading is still slow. I'm almost finished "The Comfort of Crows" and am enjoying it immensely. I think "Late Migrations" is my favorite of her books, but "Comfort" is a close second. I've moved up in the queue for "The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store" - I am now #128!!
On my nightstand I have Fox and I which I am looking forward to diving into once I finish "Comfort." Finally, Fletch and I are wrapping up The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry. It is like a Robert Ludlum or Dan Brown book and is ok. We will be happy to get into something else!
After feeding Talbot & Marcel this morning, I am planning on driving to the office. It's been quite some time since I went in and I should check mail, etc. Then I have some errands to run (Trader Joe's and a bit of shopping for gifts!). It will be a longish day for moi, but I'm hoping that stores will not be too crowded on a Wednesday.
Have a wonderful Wednesday whatever you are up to!