This last full week of September just raced by, didn’t it? It was a week of crisp mornings that gave way to warm days. Yesterday morning there were some brief rain showers and even though I did not “feel” like going for a walk I did, and it felt so good when I was done. My doctor visit reinforced that moving my body is good for so many things! My cholesterol numbers were better than last year, which makes me want to leap with joy.
Travel Planning –
This time next week, I will be well on my way to Michigan to visit my kids. The dates worked out for everyone (juggling multiple schedules can be challenging, can’t it?) and I am staying in my son’s guest room for the weekend. It will be a full weekend and I can hardly wait!
Great Cuts –
Later today I am heading back to my hairdresser after a seven-month hiatus. My plan is to cut 4-5 inches from the length, which I hope will make “doing my hair” an easier process… and I can hardly wait!
Inspired Sips –
I have been trying different combinations to come up with the quintessential autumn beverage and I think I found the perfect combination. I shared it this week on IG, and Patty asked if I would share the recipe. That caused me to go back and tweak the cocktail a bit so that I can share a recipe that you can all replicate it! Last night’s sip was a success and it is truly the perfect taste for fall! There is a hint of apple flavor, but it is not at all overwhelming or sweet!
Apple Pie Manhattan
(makes 2 generous cocktails)
- 5 oz. Crown Royal
- 1.5 oz Crown Royal Regal Apple
- 1.5 oz Crown Royal Vanilla (or if you have it, you can use the same amount of Salted Caramel Crown – although this is not available in stores in our area right now)
- 4 oz sweet vermouth
- 6-8 dashes of Wigle Bitters
Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Stir for 45-60 seconds to chill and pour over a large ice cube. Garnish with an apple slice or a cherry.
Fantastic Finishes –
Yes, you are reading that right. I am almost done with my Reagan! I have a bit of the bind off to finish and then I just need to pick up stitches to finish the sweater off. I am so excited for this to be done because I think it will get some use on my trip to Michigan! I might even be inspired to rip back this and reknit the body/sleeves so it fits (and I can take it to MI with me!)
That’s all I have for this week – see you all back here on Monday. Have an amazing weekend!
Oh Reagan looks so good! The lace in that is just beautiful and your yarn choice I love. I had forgotten about your Early Bloomer!! Safe travels and have fun in MI!! Happy Weekend! Don’t forget to show your new look after your haircut!
Goodness — I don’t think I realized how much of the sweater was made up of the lace and now I realize why you had to knit so much of it! But it looks wonderful and should be delightful for a fall day with a hint of a chill in the air.
Congrats on the improved cholesterol numbers! I recently learned that the only way to increase your “good” cholesterol is through exercise — a good motivator to keep moving!
I’m so excited for you – visiting your kids plus a completed Reagan! It looks beautiful and I hope to soon see a modeled shot along with your new haircut!
Enjoy yourself visiting your children!!! Love your sweater!
Oh, that sweater is going to be LOVELY!!! Yay, Michigan!! The entire month of September raced by… fastest month in history!
The sweater looks beautiful. I love the lace. Enjoy your visit with your kids. Safe travels.
This post is full of truly great things – a trip to visit your kids and knitting and a haircut PLUS a cocktail that sounds fabulous! I can’t wait to see that sweat after the lace is blocked, it’s going to be an amazing transformation, I think.
beautiful finish!! I hope you have a fun trip and please take a photo of the haircut, I’m curious to how it will look! I think mine is getting a little long, I want it in a pony tail but eep!!
Thank-you for the recipe! Sounds perfect for these cooler fall evenings! (Just not every evening 😉 ) Can’t wait for that modeled shot on Wed!