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September 2017

T. G. I. F.

I have a new way to celebrate Fridays . . . T.G.I.F.


T - Thinking About

Lately, I've been doing a lot of thinking about passion, purpose, and finding meaning.  Which all seems pretty "heavy" . . . but is actually kind of fascinating.  You can count on more blog posts exploring this "theme" in future.


G - Grateful For

I'm grateful to have had some time with my far-flung family last week.  My sister.  My son and daughter-in-law.  My daughter and son-in-law.  My dad and Tom, of course (not very far-flung at all, but still. . . ).  So nice to be together!



I - Inspired By

I'm inspired by the garden catalogs appearing in my mailbox . . . featuring spring bulbs in all their blooming glory.  I am certainly inspired to ORDER.  The question remains, though . . . will I be inspired to PLANT them come October???


F - Fun

It was fun to spend an evening with Kathy last Monday!  Who knew it would prove so difficult to find an open restaurant on Labor Day???  But we managed!  And then we spent some time sampling Tom's latest home brew (and a glass of wine) and laughing a lot!  It's always such a treat to meet other bloggers in real life.


T.G.I.F., y'all.

Enjoy the weekend!




Plants and Birds and Rocks and Things

(Click here for today's soundtrack -- and a throwback video.)


Way back in June, I cast on for Kirsten Kapur's 2017 Mystery Shawl . . .

a shawl with no name


Knitting just hasn't been much of a priority for me this summer. This was the only project I worked on all summer,* finally finishing about a month ago -- and blocking just this week.

I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain


I kind of love it!  And . . . just in time, too.  Because it is suddenly feeling very fall-ish here.


In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
La, la, la la la la, la la la, la la...

(Ravelry details here.)


*  Except for that disaster-wedding-shawl.  But we're just going to let that one go.