Today marks the final return to my sort of ‘acquired’ living style, pre-Thanksgiving holidays. Finally, my husband has returned to his work after vacation, my middle son is back at tech school and my youngest is feeling well enough to return to middle school after battling a mild bout of pneumonia. That leaves just the cat & I!!! Woo-Hoo! It is a rare and valued thing to enjoy such peace and quiet here (don’t get me wrong-I love my family and all their ‘sounds’, actions, idiosyncracies, etc.); it’s just that, being an only child for so many years, one gets to really cherish a little peace and quiet now and then. I’m not sure, yet, if I will be getting my grandson today (think it’s a no…think his mom is ‘off’ of work today, but haven’t heard from anyone about it), so if that answer is a ‘no’, then I will (hopefully) be able to bask in the warm fuzzies of peacefulness until around 10:45 when middle son returns from tech school (that’s about an hour away, right now). He’s already given me a ‘heads-up’ that he’s bringing his girlfriend over for the evening, so that made me re-think dinner (not that I cater to people, just want to make sure we have enough food for 5 people, instead of the usual 4). Am thinking it might be spaghetti & meatballs with garlic breadsticks and some sort of vegetable but then…you didn’t really want to read my menu for the day, did you???. Enough of the daydreaming here, lots of housework/laundry to catch up on. After a week plus of entire family here, it REALLY needs a good straightening, cleaning, putting things away, etc. (not looking forward to that).
On the knitting front, got another afghan done-that makes 5 now for the next Ghana trip. Spent part of yesterday trying out a new pattern, just for kicks. It was a knitted bookmark pattern that looks like pine trees; not a difficult pattern, just difficult if you’re trying to count stitches and rows and two of your sons are having a discussion/argument/escalated discussion, etc. over video games. Ended up almost ripping out most of it out of utter frustration…couldn’t keep my mind on what I was doing while listening to them ‘go at it’ 3-4 feet away. Finally just thrust it down and came back to it later…success, finally finished the square. Every once in awhile I just like to ‘keep my hand in’ the knitting of squares. I enjoy the challenge of trying out new patterns to see how they work. I don’t include them in the list of stitch patterns on the other blog, though, as they are usually someone’s copyrighted patterns, but they’re fun for me to stretch my knitting abilities.
Our weather here in mid-Michigan has been a typical ‘Thanksgiving’ weather-today got up to a balmy 32 degrees with nice, thick frost/ice on the car windshield…fun. I’d forgotten the utter ‘joy’ of having to quickly scrape your way through a thick chunk of ice in order to be able to scratch out a little peephole to see with in order to drive youngest son to school! Ah, the joys of winter…NOT!!! There’s a light layer of snow on the ground now, probably about 1 1/2 inches…nothing to sniff at here….we’re hardy people used to those sudden downpourings of good old wet, white stuff called snow. Monday found me quickly getting my grocery shopping done because there was tons of that wet white stuff coming down. Got done shopping in less than an hour and came out to a car covered…had to scrape and brush off all the snow to get going again. Yep, it’s winder here in good old jolly Michigan!
Anyway, friends, hope you are enjoying whatever ‘day’ you are having; hope you’re warm, cosy and comfortable with enough food in your tummies to make you happy and content…if only for this one, brief moment!
Hugs all around;