She Started It . . .
Just a Little . . . Psycho!

Right Now . . . October

Here's what's going on in my life  . . . RIGHT NOW.


Watching . . . Outside, I'm watching the leaves fall.  Fast.  Most of the loveliness is gone now.  Just the dull oak leaves, bare branches, and a few colorfull hangers-on remain.  Inside, I'm watching Upstairs Downstairs on PBS. 

Reading . . . In Sunlight and In Shadow by Mark Helprin (which is delicious . . . if you like lyrical language and poetry; which . . . I do.)  Also still slogging through this biography of Catherine the Great.  It's good, and I like it. . . but I can put it down and not lose the thread.  Y'know?

Knitting . . . I am working on this cardigan, and using this yarn.  Frankly, I don't see what all the fuss is about this yarn, but it is beginning to grow on me.  I'm also working on my Leftie, with many more little leaf-blobs complete, now, than when you last saw it.

Humming . . . Pilot of the Air Waves.  Really.  Where do these things come from?


Thinking about . . . how to bring LIGHT into my ever-darker days.

Listening to . . . my phone ring.  And ring.  And ring.  But not answering.  Because I can't bear one more election-related robo-call.

Dreading . . . Jenny's upcoming X-ray procedure (and the aftermath, which might be surgery).  Jenny has likely torn a ligament -- all that dock-jumping, I'm afraid -- and has been limping lately.  She has to have an X-ray to confirm the diagnosis, but must be put under anesthesia first. . . because dogs don't cooperate with X-rays.  This isn't for another week; I hate having her in pain -- but I also hate having to put her through this procedure.

Planning . . . my plan-of-attack on the holidays.


Excited about . . . finally checking out the recipes in this double issue!  I look forward to the November issue of Cooking Light more than I look forward to the September issue of Vogue.  (Yeah.  True confessions.)

Drinking . . . Yes.  (And let's just leave it at that.)

Itching to . . . peel wallpaper from my upstairs bathroom, but will hold off until after the holidays.  Because I don't need any MORE projects.  (And that one wasn't on my list.)

Needing to . . . deal with the fact that my iMac's hard drive has been "recalled."  Although Apple is going to make it right, it's still a pain in the ass.  For many reasons.

Organizing . . . closets.  Always.  Forever.  Until the end of time.

Inspired by . . .progress!


Delighted by. . . my new knitting bag.  Perfect; absolutely perfect.  (And, best of all, I got it with an unused WEBS gift card I found while cleaning out my closet!!!!)

How about YOU?  What's going on for YOU . . . right now?


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I've looked at some of Jared Flood's patterns and thought they were the cardigan hard?
2nd DS's dog Aida had a torn ligament but only needed several months of rest...difficult but better than the surgery that was threatened...
Positively love the new bag!


You really do have the best knitting bags! Sorry about Jenny but I'm glad you are getting this looked at right away. Dixie hurt her knee years ago and we thought she'd just get better on her own. By the time we finally had the vet check it out it was too late to help her and now she's on anti-inflammatory meds every day and she still limps. Leftie is my Hurricane Sandy knitting!


I don't wanna start thinking about the holidays!!!

Cheryl S.

You're certainly busy, that's for sure!


Good luck to Jenny! Commenter Carole did a service to all the dog owners who read this. And I love your knitting bag.


THAT'S why you clean out closets! Great bag! Jenny will be fine. You will be fine, too. Enjoy the meal planning. Let me know if you find a way to bring in more light as our days get increasingly shorter.

Oh, and remember that vodka counts as a veggie. ;^)

Mary that bittersweet in the top photo? I didn't know about it til last week and now I'm obsessed with it! ...and I think that might be an atenti bag in the last photo and they are the best knitting bags by far. especially when they're a gift! good luck to you and to jennie. (and happy almost november!!)

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