This and That
This past week has felt like fall. Oh my goodness, am I in my glory! Where ever I drive I am treated to many maple trees at peak color. They are the showiest of trees. My favorite continues to be the oak trees, plain brown but a brilliant brown.
I look best in all of the colors of fall. I could wear each burnt orange, subdued red and yes, plain old brown in my wardrobe. Sigh, I want to bottle up all of my good feelings about autumn and take them out during a July heat wave.
I forgot to mention that I did win the virus war last week and did not go onto antibiotics. Resting and more resting served me well. The preschooler has taken a break from sharing her viruses. Maybe she has none to share as well. We had a great day on Tuesday and near the end of the day she fell asleep. I wore her out. Truth be told, I could have fallen asleep right with her if I wasn't on child care duty.
Frodo had his annual check up late last week and the minor mini lumps and bumps (two) were not concerning at all to the vet. I let out a sigh of relief and snuggled him some more. He is ten years old this month, he still acts like a wild pup at times but I know he is a senior dog (but he doesn't know that yet).
Holly turned two years old as well this month. Where does the time fly?
My husband and I got our flu shots on Monday and are wallowing in self pity about our sore arms. Last year I had no reaction at all. What's up with this year? I even took tylenol to forget about it. I'd like to blame the medical technician who administered the shot..
Back to waxing and waning about fall - I made a pumpkin pie and every single day as I had a slice I was thinking how tasty and decadent it was to have this dessert. I did consider how I could make it all the time, but where would the specialness be of having pumpkin pie if I had it all the time?
In the photo below is the Italian wool my husband brought back from his trip to Italy last December, I have five skeins total. I've been mulling over what sweater to make for me. I haven't decided yet..
Below are the mitts I cast on again for a holiday gift. I am making the smaller size but went up to size three needles and it's fitting my hand beautifully. I think the wool is DK weight instead of sport weight so I made the tweaks to account for the difference in thickness.
I continue to do the prompts of Inktober and while I get frustrated with my lack of creativity at times, I am having fun filling in pages and now being able to flip through them.