By this time next week, it will be November and I am quite shocked by that. We have had such incredibly wonderful temperatures – warming beautifully during the day with only a couple nights with very light frosts. If I could order up the weather – it might just be exactly this! However, there is a part of me that knows that these days are not here for the duration and soon it will be cold with not much sunshine and yes, even snow!
Triumphant Knitting –
People… I have ONE SLEEVE DONE!!! I am so happy with sleeve one and I have begun sleeve two which will likely take all next week and maybe part of the following. But this sweater is much closer to completion today!
Gratitude Week Anticipation –
That’s right – Michelle has moved up her annual Gratitude Week offering, and I am really looking forward to it. Oh, and there is still time to sign up if you are so inclined! Michelle always brings so many “ah-ha moments” and new ways to think about life!
(IM)Patiently Waiting –
I will finish Just Mercy today and November will bring the discussion portion of Read With Us. (I think it will start on Kym’s blog on the first Tuesday.) I have so many thoughts about this book – so much I was colossally ignorant of – so much I blindly supported (Three Strikes, for instance) without having a clue. Reading, learning, and contemplating have made my white privilege obnoxiously evident. I am very eager to see what I can learn from Carole, Bonny, and Kym – and from all my fellow readers!
Every year I love watching as Janelle’s maple tree transforms from summer to gloriously autumn. Yesterday she posted the Pennsylvania Fall Foliage update – and yes, I agree – the colors are full-on right now! My neighborhood practically glows with reds and yellows. Yet while the trees are glowing loudly, the cacophony of birdsong is mostly silent – save our fierce Catbirds. This week has been Cat Bird Song Wars which consists of two birds each trying to out-do the other with their song repertoire! Sometimes the songs would erupt into bouts of air battles that look less like a battle and more like an intricate dance. I truly love watching these incredible little creatures! I also love seeing all the Halloween decorations that dot my neighborhood. And, I am soaking in each magnificent detail of these glorious autumn days. Saturday will be the final Farmer’s Market for the season – a bittersweet event. And for this final weekend in October, I plan on immersing myself in these glorious autumn days.
Have a great weekend and I will see you all back here on Monday!
Your Tegna gets more beautiful every week! The trees in your neighborhood are also lovely. We don’t have much color, I think because it was so dry here at the end of summer and the beginning of the fall. The leaves are just turning brown and falling off the trees, so it’s nice to see yours (and Janelle’s)!
I was noticing yesterday on my drive home from work that our foliage is stunning right now – I think we’re right about at peak, just like you. Happy Weekend!
The leaves are just STUNNING here this year! I love it! Your Tegna looks so nice. I love the color. I hope you end up liking yours more than I like mine. . . (I made a size too big, and it just HANGS off me. Not so good.) Have a great weekend, Kat!
Hooray for a finished sleeve! I’ve also noticed that colors seemed to have really popped this last week, and I’ve been enjoying seeing my favorite trees along my daily commute to and from work.
Hooray for triumphant knitting and beautiful fall colors
hooray for T-G-I-F! isn’t it fun to make those letters really work for you? 😉
I love the triumphant feel to your whole post and hope the weekend lives up those blue sky expectations!
I agree, October went by way too fast. Love your red sweater; it’s lookin’ great.