Well here we are. I did a good job yesterday of ignoring anything and everything related to the inauguration, though it felt weird since it has otherwise always been a day when I missed hardly anything. I cannot think of a time when I consciously ignored every single thing about it. I wondered if people back when Millard Fillmore was being inaugurated cared as much or as little. (OK I know little about Millard Fillmore, but he is my go-to President when talking about ones that no one seemed to care about. I mean, his name is MIL-LARD FILL-MORE!)
There's one part of 2016 that I wanted to share with you, and I'll do it now. Here is a pictorial summary of the FOs for last year.
Nineteen items (with the last picture added for balance), which surprised me. Pleasantly, but still surprising. Does anyone else forget things they've knit in the course of a year, or is it just me? Maybe since the few things in here that were for Harry's Hundred had already been donated, I forgot about them. But in any case, that's pretty decent for me, since there were a couple of stretches where I didn't knit much at all.
On another note entirely I'm encouraged and pleased by the pictures and reports I'm seeing from the various marches. Friends here in Philadelphia have posted lots of pictures, and it looks like an excellent turnout. Most of my family is at the DC march, and that makes me so proud. Here's a picture they posted on Facebook early this morning of part of the group - I call it my collection of nasty women and bad hombres. :-)
And a friend of mine who lives in Dublin, Ireland, said that they had a huge turnout there. It makes my heart happy to see and know this. I just hope we can keep the momentum going, since there's a chance it will be a long haul.
As for me today, I finished a book I was reading, put a pair of socks I finished knitting on blockers to photograph, and this morning The Tim took me out to breakfast so I'd have a chance to get out of the house. I cannot tell you how nice it was this a.m. to be able not just to sleep later than usual, but to take me time getting up, showered, dressed, and ready for the day. This past week was painfully exhausting, as I guess it will be for a while.
But the good news is that the cold/crud is starting to let go, albeit slowly, but I'll take it. And of course, the cats are as pleased as ever that I'm still on crutches, because apparently there is nothing that has ever been more hilariously fun for them. :-)
I hope your Saturday and the rest of your weekend is as enjoyable as possible. We all deserve it!