The signs are all there:
- So dark so much more of the time.
- Leaves in piles on the road.
- I'm wearing tights.
- And shoes.
Yep. October is at an end!
What's happening . . . Right Now?
Watching . . . The sky! The clouds are so different in the fall than they are in the summer -- and especially now, as the colder days are settling in.
Reading . . . Someone by Alice McDermott. Also Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff. Usually, I have one book I'm "reading" and one book I'm "listening to." This go 'round, I was listening to the Rakoff book. But. The narrated version just wasn't working for me (and I really did try) -- but between the lines of poetry, the sparse narrative, and David Rakoff's voice . . . I was just missing too much. So I gave up and went in search of a copy of the book. Now I'm "reading" both books. (And, truth be told, I'm liking Someone a whole lot more.)
Knitting . . . Now that I finished this monster, I've decided to pick up an old project that's been just languishing in my knitting bag for about a year now. Yes. I've started working on Leftie again. I "left" it last November to begin Christmas knitting. I also wound some yarn last night for an Easy Folded Poncho. I've been thinking about knitting this one for a long, long time -- and, then, when I saw Mary's earlier this week. . . I knew. Time to cast on!
Listening to. . . Arcade Fire. (Their new album is really good, even though this video is really lame.)
Planning . . . Starting to get my head around the upcoming holidays.
Drinking . . . Mostly wine. But on Friday nights, Tom and I celebrate with a wee dram of some Really Fine port.
Needing to . . . Work at obedience training with Jo-Jo a bit more intentionally. (And with purpose.)
Itching to . . . Re-design ALL the things! My blog space. Sections of my garden. Whole rooms of my house.
Organizing . . . Little bits of spaces here and there. A shelf. A drawer. A cupboard. (So much more manageable that way.)
Humming . . . Oh, yeah. You know it! Doo do doo, doo do do do doo . . .
Inspired by . . . All the holiday recipes and menus in my favorite cooking magazines.
Delighted by . . . Friends who send links . . . like to the 75% off Secret Sale at Kate Spade. (Oh, double-yeah.)
Surprised by . . . How much MESS two dogs actually make!
How about YOU? What's going on for you . . . right now?