It doesn't seem fair that it is Monday already - the weekend was good, but seemed to go by even more quickly than usual. I think the really lovely weather may have had something to do with it ...
Friday night, I finished getting the yarn I wanted to use for a pair of socks untangled and while I was at it, wound it into 2 separate balls so that I can make my socks together (I knit one cuff, then the next; then the leg, then the next, etc.). I got everything together and ready to go for getting started.
I pulled out one of the first project bags I ever bought, and the little fishes just kill me! It has a notions pouch that matches, and it all made me very happy. :-)
Saturday was a nice day with all of us home and enjoying it. The Tim, Hamlet, and I walked up to the Farmers' Market in the morning, and bought some apples and tomatoes. We also got to pet a 4-month-old tricolor corgi puppy named Daisy, who was freaking adorable. In the afternoon while everyone else napped, I sorted through some clothes to determine if they were going to become cleaning rags, or donated to those who might be able to use them. We also watched "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" and it wasn't great, but it was good enough for our attention span. By the end of the day, I had the cuffs knit for my socks (but failed to take a photo).
Sunday The Tim had to work during the day, so Hamlet and I took a super long walk in the late morning because it was just so nice outside, and for so long our walks have been short and to the point. When we got home, he made a beeline for his water dish, then pretty much passed out for the rest of the day - I guess the combination of an especially long walk, going to the dog park on the way home, and all that fresh air wore him out)! I spent most of the day doing some laundry and working on my stitching project and Cozy Squares of Memory Blanket, while watching some knitting podcasts, and later some TV. We had a yummy dinner, courtesy of The Tim (he even made garlic breadsticks, which are just SO GOOD), and read for most of the evening. When The Tim was ready to take Hamlet for his walk before we went to bed, he had a hard time getting him to go, and said to me, "You clearly wore him out, making him do the Bataan Death March" ... - yeah, he's a laff riot.
So here we are, getting another week started. I gotta say, I had really hoped by this point in my life, I would be able to be thinking about retirement. But sadly, that's not gonna be able to happen anytime soon, so I need to think of some new ways to keep my spirits up. I like my job well enough, but the administration is awful, and my co-workers are less than enjoyable to be around for an entire day. It's a good thing I always have a whole 'nother life happening in my head!
Here's hoping it will be a peaceful week for everyone, individually and even as a nation!