It’s been a busy week–really a busy month (or months)–so I’m taking it easy today with a quick list of the odds and sods that have been happening recently:
- One of my very best friends left a whole package of homemade preserves, muffins and fresh apples on our driveway gate this week. We’ve been friends for more than 30 years and still live less than 10 minutes from each other. Life gets busy and we don’t see each other as often as we’d like, but we’re still connected. Little moments like this are what friendship is all about for me.
- The 30th anniversary issue of House and Home was full of great rooms. A lot of the old favourites were some of my memorable spaces too. Kim Cattrall’s ocean front home (seriously, she stood in the ocean and then sat on driftwood for two pictures) is pretty special.
- Our warm fall lulled me into a false sense of security. We’ve had windchills, negative temperatures and even snow over the past week. I need to get cracking on the annual seasonal shutdown. This weekend’s to-dos are remove the tractor mower deck and turn off the outside water.
- Speaking of cold weather, I’ve started knitting again–and am teaching a whole bunch of people at my day job how to knit too. Yet another pair of my favourite slippers from French Press Knits are on my needles right now.
Is anyone else feeling like there aren’t enough hours in the day right now? Or the things I want to/need to do are too many for the time I have available? Obviously, my friend (who is also mom to two little boys) has found some deeper level of productivity than I have yet uncovered.
Thanks! I’m glad to know you liked the bag of goodies! Now I just need to see you!!!
Absolutely! We’ll try again this week.
What a nice surprise from your friend!
It was a beautiful surprise.
Lovely surprise – and nice bag!
I’m crocheting again. I’m trying to finish the sweater I began last winter so I can actually wear it this winter!
Have you been crocheting long? It’s a skill I’d like to learn (more). I’ve heard good things about it and had to do a little bit with some knitting projects, but I always feel like I’m not doing it right. I’d love to sit down with someone and have them walk me through it just like I learned knitting.
I learned to crochet as a kid, then started up again a few years ago. I like it better than knitting, though that’s just a personal preference. Someone to show you would be helpful. There are also lots of good little videos on YouTube.
Someone to show me how works much better than YouTube for me.