As I have said, ad nauseum, I walk GrovertheWonderdog every morning. Sunday morning, I put on my cool weather tights a long sleeve tee and my fake down vest with pockets and went out with the boy. I was ok for while, but then halfway through our walk I realized I should have worn my fingerless mitts and my thighs were tingling and starting to go numb. Hello? It was only the 11th of October and the temps were in the lower 30’s. I don’t think it froze, but my outside thermometer fell into the deluge last week and I do believe it has lost its ability to come even close to the correct temps. It showed the temps as 50’s and everything else said 30’s. Might be time to get a new thermometer. Huh?
You know, though, part of me is ok with the cold weather. Just because it’s cold now does not mean we are headed for a terrible winter. It’s not all or nothing. It’s weather. And, it is so much easier to knit with wool when it’s cold than when it’s 80+. The fall foliage is just plain weird this year. Some trees are gorgeous and others, just really green. The leaves are also just starting to fall which is normal, but our burning bush has turned already and it never turns before mid-November. I just find this stuff fascinating. That, and feeding the birds. Last year I went through one 20# bag of each birdseed all winter. I’m working on my third bag of thistle (nijer), second bag of no-mess blend(has no seedhusks to kill the plants) and, we are not even going to talk about the suet the little dudes have gone through. Much different this fall than last.
The wedding was nice. The liturgy strange and inappropriate for my church and its leaning, but whatever. The reception was interesting and very nice. I don’t honestly know what I expected.
Now, for the knitting. Really and truly. I am finally almost back to the place where I realized I needed to rip on my secret Christmas knitting project. I was sorely tempted to pull out yarn and start a new sweater, but I held course. I am so proud of myself. The project I’m working on is a fun knit, but I have ripped out enough to have finished the poor thing. And, I’m not kidding about the yarn beginning to get worn. Still, I just want to finish the poor thing and block it for the presents pile. This post feels a bit like a Random Wednesday. Either that, or I’m just starting to be honest with myself and the fact that I tend to ramble no matter what the day.
I had always enjoyed this song, but didn’t really love it until I heard The Hooters do it. Here is my favorite version of “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds”.
Have a good one!!!!!!!