Hello friends how was your week? Your Thanksgiving? Did you spend time with family and friends? We had only a small group at our house for Dinner on Thanksgiving Day, just five people. My MIL was able to leave the assisted living village and come and eat with us. Her Birthday is in a few days so we decided to go ahead and celebrate since we were all going to be together. We had a great time.
It was a wonderful day. My sister in law and I took all the babies for a good walk after dinner. And by the time everything was cleaned up and the left overs put away I was pretty much exhausted. Mark drove his mom back to the assisted living village and then we settled in to watch Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and I couldn’t keep my eyes open. Unfortunately there was no Black Friday shopping for me and my sister because I had to work. But that is o.k. we already have a couple of shopping trips planned in the next week or two. Also Buster and Milo were scheduled on Friday for early morning vet appointments to get neutered. More on that in the next post. This silly kitty mama was a little emotional about taking the babies in for this procedure but they did just fine. My heart could barely stand it. Silly Kitty Mama.
On Saturday I went downtown, Madisonville. The block around the courthouse was set up with vendors and food trucks for Christmas. It was a lot of fun. I bought a few things for Christmas presents and had lunch at one of the food trucks before heading to get groceries.
This morning I decided to go and buy groceries really early. I hate buying groceries when the grocery store is so crowded. I needed a lot of things for Thanksgiving so I decided to head out before it got too crazy. Grocery shopping on the Saturday before Thanksgiving can be a little scary.
At 7:30, after doing a full kitty search inside and outside of the car, I took off. It was a chilly 33 degrees F. I did stop along the way and take a few pictures. It was such a frosty morning it almost looked like snow.
After I got home I put up the Christmas tree but I haven’t added the ornaments yet. I’ll probably do that tomorrow.
Scruffy and I chilled for a bit, I ate some leftovers for lunch and then we went out for our afternoon walk. I worked on a hat and it is driving me crazy. The yarn is a little rough and it is really making my hands dry although that happens in the winter anyway when I knit a lot. But for some reason this has been the most annoying piece of knitting. I have dropped several stitches and even pulled a lot of the stitches out for several rows. I am almost finished thank goodness. I have barely worked on the afghans for my nephews for Christmas. I will get to work on those this week, maybe, probably, I had better or they won’t be ready by Christmas. Oh well I am sure they would make great birthday presents. Mark worked outside most of the day mulching leaves and making our yard look like someone actually lives here.
I made spaghetti for dinner and continued to work on the dreaded hat. I will let you know how it turns out if I ever finish it.
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.
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.
Happy November I can’t even believe I am saying that. Not only is it hard to believe that November is here but that the end of the year is near. I love November it is my husband’s Birthday month, Thanksgiving and getting ready for Christmas time and enjoying the early nights and cooler days. I just love it all.
I meant to post this last night but I came home from work ate dinner and sat down for just a few minutes, well that was the plan. Scruffy snuggled onto my lap and it was just so deliciously warm and cozy that I fell asleep. I got up about an hour later and went to bed. The cool nights make great sleeping weather.
It was a quiet weekend this past one. I did a lot of cleaning at home. I actually hadn’t meant to spend the weekend cleaning. The weather was cold and cloudy and I had every intention of staying at home and binge watching Gilmore Girls and knitting. But when you have lots of animals lots of cleaning is required even when your knitting is calling you. I did get a few stitches in here and there and read a few pages of my book.
I have been going to the assisted living village to eat lunch with my mother in law a couple of times a week. She doesn’t do very well getting out anymore. I go down a couple of times a week and bring lunch from SONIC. She loves their hamburgers. This gives us some time to chat and breaks up the day to day she has at the village. She always insists on paying me $2.00 for the hamburger. This is usually her winnings from playing bingo. LOL.
The weather right now is just my absolute favorite. I drive to work every morning with my head whipping from side to side like the girl in that movie the exorcist. I just can’t get enough of all the fall beauty. I’m usually brought back to reality when a horn honks and drivers are yelling for me to speed up. I just can’t help myself.
This is a busy week for the fur babies. Molly had to go to the vet today to get an allergy shot. Scruffy is scheduled for tomorrow because he is scratching like crazy and actually pulling some of his hair out. I’m not really sure what is going on there. And all of the kittens, all four of them, are scheduled to go to the vet on Friday morning for a follow up check up and to determine when we can have them all spayed and neutered. You can see why I am never going to be able to retire. Heck I may have to take a second job just to pay for the upkeep on these babies.