I didn’t do a good job of knitting instead of mindlessly swiping today. I spent the morning helping in the sewing class at my sons’ elementary school for the LED cuff day. I was a “guest teacher”. Being in an elementary school classroom even just for a couple of hours reminded me of some of the benefits of older kids. For example, they don’t generally want to be in your personal space like a kindergartener does. It was fun to see the other parents but I am definitely looking forward and not back.
After the kids were in bed I decided to watch This Is Us and knit, finally. I ordered some yarn recently for the Little Hats, Big Hearts project. They are collecting baby sized red hats for American Heart Month. I picked the very apt Baby Hearts Hat and, thanks to how tiny baby heads are, I’m already almost to the decreases.
I got three balls of this yarn and it seems like I will get two out of each ball, so I guess I am knitting six hats!
So that is NaBloPoMo for this year. I missed a couple of days and posted very short entries on others. I enjoyed the exercise of trying to find something to say each day. I would like to say that I’ll be blogging more regularly after this, but I think we all know that is not true. See you next November, at least!
It is the day before the end of November and I haven’t knit at all in several days. I am also feeling slightly grumpy. Those are probably related! Tomorrow, I will pick my knitting up instead of mindlessly stabbing away at my iPad. You heard it here first.
But first, sleep!
I went for a hike this morning at one of the open spaces nearby.
I am not sure if you can see it, but this view goes all the way to the bay and I was on a hill in Palo Alto. I love living in this area for that reason. So much beauty so easily reachable. The dog didn’t get any ticks either, so it was definitely a good hike.
I missed yesterday and have nothing to say about today. To placate the blog gods, here are some weird mushrooms I saw on my walk today.
It’s the end of a month of daily blogging. The well is running dry.
I ate leftovers again today. See?
After lunch, we went to a friend’s house and played games. I love board games and card games and really enjoy that my kids are old enough to play fun ones and still let me play with them!
I also wanted to share this picture of Docker’s grumpy face earlier today. I think all our going out and visiting friends has him antsy. Hopefully he’ll settle down when school starts back up again.
A friend invited my family over today for “leftovers brunch”, which, frankly, is a brilliant idea. I didn’t get any photos of the beautiful food, including some nuts roasted with herbs and garlic that I ned to try to make myself. I also didn’t get any photos of the wonderful people who were there. I did get a picture of our dogs playing.
They spent a lot of time running around and chasing each other but didn’t find the tug of war toy until it was almost time to leave. Silly dogs.
As I mentioned, I was planning on getting a serger. Well, yesterday the serger I wanted was Amazon’s deal of the day so I ordered it and it arrived this evening!
Craftsy was having a Black Friday sale on their classes so I signed up for a beginning serger class that someone recommended on Facebook as well as a couple of other classes. I still need to order thread, then I can start watching the videos for the serger class. I am very excited!
I hope you and your family enjoyed our country’s annual tradition of gathering and eating turkey and, more importantly, stuffing and pie.
This year I am grateful for:
- My adorable dog’s continued adorableness.
- My family all being in good health.
- The beautiful California weather.