It’s The Little Things

Happy Sunday friends. I know I say this almost every week but how do the weekends go by so fast? It seems like it was ten minutes ago that I was pulling my car in on Friday afternoon with the lovely thoughts of the weekend that would surely last forever. HA!!! Now here I am gearing up for the upcoming week.

The weather here has been wonderful. Cold mornings and cool days. The leaves have pretty much peaked and are falling fast but there is still a lot of color left to see. Sometimes when I am driving down the road and a shower of leaves fall in front of me I am mesmerized by the sheer beauty of it all.

Last week was a bit less crazy than the week before. Our work was not as busy. A few of our team members were out of the office for a few days, attending a gift buying show, so that left us a little short staffed but nothing we couldn’t handle.

A funny thing happened last night. I went to bed around 9:30, I know pretty pathetic for a Saturday night, and I woke up at 10:30, an hour later, and no matter how hard I tried or what I did I could not go back to sleep. I tossed and turned and tried reading, reciting poems in my head, breathing exercises and nothing would help. Finally I was so frustrated I got up at 2:00 AM and went downstairs to watch TV. I just knew this would put me to sleep. It did not. Mark left for work at 5:00 AM and I was still awake. I have never done that before. I am usually a great sleeper and can’t stay awake to read even a page from whatever book I am reading before falling asleep. I certainly hope this doesn’t continue tonight. At 3:00 AM I decided to write a Haiku about it, I titled it 3:00 AM Haiku:


I’ve been up all night
Sleep is an elusive dream
No pun intended.

I decided to make my nephews afghans for Christmas. They are eighteen and twenty but I know they love snuggling with blankets while they watch TV or do their gaming. I messaged each one and ask what their two favorite colors were. I planned to make each one a two color afghan. Making an afghan all one color is mind numbing. At least two colors will break it up a bit. Can I have these finished by Christmas? Time will tell I will keep you posted. Since this is crochet it does go a bit faster than knitting but that is a lot of crocheting to do between now and Christmas. It also means I will have to pull off of my knitting projects for a bit to get these finished. The youngest chose red and black for his colors and the older one chose dark blue and gray. I went to Hobby Lobby on Saturday and just my luck they were having 30% off on all of their yarn. Of course I had to add a little extra yarn for some projects I will work on some day. Yes that’s my story.

Look at all this yarn. The good thing is it is so soft and squishy and easy to work with.
Kitty Kitty is very sleepy. We had that sort of day today. It was great.!!!
Still lots of beautiful colors to see even though the leaves are falling fast.
Buster in the leaves. He is the bravest of all the kitties. He is also mama kitty’s favorite and where you see one you will see the other.
Mama Kitty has come a long way from the scrawny half starved baby that came to us in July. I am so happy she found us.
I love to look at our house through the leaves.

After having no sleep last night today was a bit tiring. I still managed to get laundry done. I also finished a hat I was working on. And I did start another hat. What did I say about no more knitting until I get these afghans finished? The babies and I went for a long walk. Now that several of the kitties have joined us on our walk I am constantly trying to keep all of them corralled where I can see them. Our road is a private road with only a couple of houses but there is still a little bit of traffic. The air felt wonderful. There was a slight breeze blowing and leaves were falling and it was just a perfect Sunday afternoon walk.

Being outside today with all the babies and the beautiful sunshine and falling leaves made me realize, it’s the little things in life that are so very precious to us. I never want to forget that.

Have a wonderful week.

Always remember

Love your day your way!!!!!

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