Today is the beginnings of a two week 'staycation'. My husband is off two weeks and I'm planning all sorts of fun things that we never seem to do on a regular basis. How did life get so busy? I blame the internet.. If I bottled up all the hours I spend writing this blog, reading blogs, reading news (and the news is fast paced!) checking social media accounts, the hours add up.
I scale back on some habits and amplify other habits. I do love blogging, I love sitting here with my coffee by my side and sharing with you whatever I'm thinking about. I love when I walk around with my camera and see what I ordinarily take for granted with quick glances.
And that is why the staycation is exciting for me. I have many local activities to explore and some easy day trips as well. Car riding is fun (better than airplane riding, airport navigating). I've been writing a list in my notebook. Later today I'll see what my husband wants to do or not do. I will have double the activities to accommodate weather.
On the top of my list is visiting state parks, picnicking (weather permitting) visiting the amusement park, exploring towns, attending festivals and lunching out. August is a busy month and we have some social obligations already on the calendar - I like the idea of tucking in some fun while still sleeping in my own bed.
We've had a bevy of thunderstorms this past week which resulted in consoling Frodo. I don't know if he is consoled or not but we try. Thank goodness we are a team and take turns with him.
The light has changed, heralding in the soft signs of fall approaching. As I walked to the mailbox yesterday, I noticed the acorns scattered on the driveway (yay!). Truly a strong sign of fall, I'm ready.
I started digging through my yarn stash with the thoughts of another project. I haven't decided exactly what to knit but gosh, seeing some gradient yarns on blogs and on Ravelry has me thinking I need to yarn shop and forego stash diving.
During my two week staycation, I'm switching up the house decor. I've already bought new towels and a shower curtain for our bathroom, and now I want a new comforter for our bed and one of the guest rooms. I have a list of things I want from home stores that hopefully I will see when I'm out shopping.
I'm deciding on yarns for the third scrap cowl. I don't like the dark gray wool in the photo below so I'm re-digging through the scraps to see what else 'goes' with the other wools.