20 October 2021

Twice Now!

To use one of my  mother's favorite expressions: "Oh for God's sake!"

This past weekend, The Tim and I had been catching up on some TV shows, and we were at a stopping point.  He headed downstairs to organize things for the dinner he was planning to cook, and I went to get ready to take Hamlet for a walk.  Walking Hammy is a routine activity that is no real effort (unless he sees someone that he recognizes always has a treat for him!).

It was a nice day, and we were walking along, and I happened to look down.

Now, neither of the images above are photos my own feet, but they do depict the situation:  I'd left the house wearing two different shoes!  

Around the house I generally wear a pair of crappy, nearly worn-out pair of shoes.  We don't go barefoot in our house, because we have old wood floors and they are cold in the winter, and potentially splinter-y all year round.  When I leave the house with the dog, I take off the crappy shoes and put on an old pair of beat up waterproof flats - with the premise that it doesn't really matter what happens, what they get on them, etc.

Apparently, I had been interrupted by: a) a brilliant thought?, b) the idea of pie?, or maybe even c) a change in air direction in the universe?  I mean, really who knows, but clearly during the change of footwear, I'd been interrupted and only changed one shoe.

Now some people might be mortified by this, and I might have been if it was a different situation - you know, like showing up at work with two different shoes, or at some formal event, or - well you get the idea. But I was walking the dog, I was in our neighborhood, and in the grand scheme of things, probably no one we passed was paying any attention.  And Hamlet didn't care!

Instead, I found it so incredibly funny, that I started to laugh, and laughed so hard that I was crying by the time we got home again.  The Tim asked what was so funny, and I told him to look at my feet.  He was amused, and just shook his head.  Whereas, I found my approaching decrepitude really funny.

(Especially since it was the second time it's happened in a couple of months ... )

18 October 2021

Don't Know, Don't Care


True - of all the things that never show up when you wish they would, Monday always shows up, even when you wish it wouldn't!

I realized yesterday as I was packing my lunch for today that I had not posted at all last week.  And much as the title of this post says, I don't know why, and I don't really care, because it appears that everyone was able to carry on nonetheless.  Good job, everyone!

I really don't have a lot to report anyway, to be honest.  I've been busy being busy but not doing anything that "shows" so to speak.  Oh wait, I did clean up the house this past Saturday, so if you showed up within an hour after that happened, you might have noticed.  After that, well let's just say that *I* knew it happened ...

I did enjoy seeing everyone's posts about Rhinebeck on Instagram.  It's so funny, because you look at a photo, and you think to yourself, "Oh look, it's ___ and they ran into ___" like you actually know these people in real life!  It just amuses me that there are so many people that I feel like I would recognize if I saw them in person.  Anyway, it looked like there was lots of good knitwear to see, and that for the most part, the weather cooperated, which is always nice.  I for one always look forward to Kristy Glass' annual video about The Rhinebeck Sweater, so I'll be on the lookout for that in the next couple of weeks.

My LYS, Loop, had a Fall Festival over the weekend for those who didn't/couldn't attend Rhinebeck, and I had plans to go, but decided not to after all.  I saw some photos they and others posted showing some of the goodies available, and decided to stay home because they just looked way too tempting, and I do not currently actually have disposable income that I can use for such wooly wonderfulness.  So I decided to not even tempt myself.  

And, well, that's really all there is to say about things at the moment. Not much exciting happening around here.  I am nearly finished with a gift project that I'll show you soon (here's a sneak peek), and I owe you an FO post about a pair of socks.  I'm trying to concentrate on the couple of things I want to do for gifts before I get too carried away on myself, but I think I'll be able to do so without too much trouble.

I'm thrilled that fall weather has arrived - I was beginning to be really bummed out that it was staying so warm for so long.  But now it feels that way it's supposed to for the middle of October.  Though it was pretty windy today walking to work - when I left the house, my hair was at least kind of organized on my head - but by the time I arrived at work, it had this kind of vibe:

Anyway, have a good week, and I'll check in again soon.

08 October 2021

Have a Good Weekend!

I hope your weekend is full of:


Good meals

And a chance to celebrate!

07 October 2021

A Classic, Adjusted for Today

Hiya!  How are all of you doing?  It's Thursday (THANK THE LORD!), and at least for me, that's good news.  This week has been approximately one month long.

I decided to do another Three on Thursday post today, because I had three things that immediately came to mind.  But instead of telling you that they are The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, I'm adjusting things to tell you about The Good, The Bad, and The Funny.

1. The Good:

Walking to work this morning, I was struck by the beautiful sky.  Look at it!

I know that "Red sky at morning, sailors take warning," but it was still just stunning.  Even a deeper pink than I could capture.  Proof that if you pay attention, there is loveliness around you.

2.  The Bad:

It's the time of year when the fruit falls off the the gingko trees.

It's the least wonderful time of the year.  Because the fruit falls off of the trees, and people either walk on it and crush it, or cars run over it.  The result is the scent of vomit.  I kid you not.  There are entire parts of blocks where you don't want to walk because of the awful smell, and the danger of stepping on one, whether already crushed or not, and carrying that lovely aroma with you all day.  

I know that gingko jellies, etc., are a delicacy in a lot of Asian cuisine, but there are sooooo many trees in in Philadelphia, that even if people tried to get all of the fruit, it would have to involve an army.  Here are some facts about gingko trees that you might find interesting.  And because you can't tell until they are mature if the tree is male or female, they are no longer allowed to be planted in the city.  But there are so many already there and thriving, that I think we're good for a long and smelly time!

3. The Funny:

I was nearly to our building on my way to work, when I saw a young man coming towards me.  He looked like he had the same kind of hairstyle associated with Fabio - remember him??

So as the guy is getting closer, I'm thinking to myself, "Oh God, he must be a winner. Who wears their hair like that anymore? Who *wants* to look like Fabio? That's just sad."

Reader, the guy was wearing a light-colored hoodie.


So how's your day been so far???

06 October 2021

I'm Sending You Next Door in This Post

 I just put up this sign in my office at work, because it's that time of year.

And I just wrote a post on my other blog about something I would like to do for the holidays that involves knitting.  So if you are interested, take a look..