Every Friday, I like to high-five myself for getting through another week on little more than caffeine, willpower, and inappropriate humor. — Nanea Hoffman
Hello, Gentle Readers and Happy Friday!
I hope that none of you suffer from triskaidekaphobia and that today is simply the gateway to the weekend!
Here in the ‘Burgh, its been a week of all.the.weathers! We have had sunny, clear days with temps in the 70’s, we have had soggy, rainy days with loud claps of thunder for extra emphasis, and this morning… a hard frost greeted Sherman and I as we went out for his morning constitutional. This meant it was a very short trip, with lots of those “looks”… yes, his little toes were cold! lol
This week, I found some very good things to share with you all!
First up, contemplating Thanksgiving with a group of your family or friends? You might want to utilize the COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool. It also helped Steve determine the risk for everyone at his office (they have a 27% risk) and thus, lay the law down about mask wearing at all times…no exceptions.
Thanks to Andy Slavitt’s podcast this week, I discovered Livinguard masks and we ordered some! But I found especially useful the parts on grocery shopping, which I confess have become quite lax on the amount of time spent in the store… wandering, looking, dawdling. A wake up call for me…in Allegheny County (where I live) if there are 50 people in the store the risk jumps to 72% (yikes! and there are usually more than 50 people there, so yeah.)
Finally, Good Knitters, TODAY IS YOUR DAY! It is Cardigan Day! I mean… it is a day made for us, amirite?!? That this coincides with World Kindness Day is just the icing on the cake. Because the most famous Cardigan wearer in the world was also the kindest person ever. So get your cardigan on and spread some kindness today! However, you all have LOTS of work to do to beat Sarah! She wins Cardigan Day, hands down!
Happy #CardiganDay and #WorldKindnessDay! Here’s a flashback to last year’s @wqed Cardigan Party. Speedy delivery! pic.twitter.com/GPWNTQprre
— Sarah Jordan (@PAKnitWit) November 13, 2020
And with that, let’s get this weekend started! See you all back here on Monday!
Who knew there is a cardigan day? Not moi! LOL Happy weekend Kat.
I’m about to put up a post with my picture, LOL — you beat me to it!
I hope that we can keep the spirit of Mr. Rogers alive and make a more concerted effort to be kind. As far as I’m concerned, wearing masks and keeping away from others is the best way we can show our kindness to others right now!
I love your picture with Mr. McFeely! THE BEST! 🙂
Thanks for that Risk Assessment Planning Tool! While I don’t have any plans to attend any events, it sure puts things in perspective. I’ll also be listening to that episode of In the Bubble. I have also been tending to dawdle at the grocery store since it’s really the only place that I go besides out for walks, but I will stop that behavior. Time to put on my cardigan and enjoy being at home! (Sarah looks so happy! Hard to believe that was just a year ago.)
I just love that picture of Sarah!
Cardigan Day! Who knew? I love that photo of Sarah. 🙂
Great podcast and thanks to the link for the safety masks.
High Five for making it to the weekend! The weather here has been wacky, too. I walked outside to vacuum the van early on Friday morning and nearly fell down — the steps were covered with frost, which I totally wasn’t expecting!
Thanks so much for all of these finds. It’s definitely time to start tightening up the time spent in stores again — the numbers in NH (and everywhere else) are skyrocketing. 462 new cases reported yesterday in our tiny state!! It’s shocking.
I hope you enjoy your weekend. Enjoy The Crown tomorrow!!
The dawdling and browsing….so Troy’s the designated food shopper in our house, because he needs any reason he can find to get out of the house. I’d hole up for days on end, happily. But when I DO make a run, like to IKEA for my son’s bookcase yesterday, I felt like I was on vacation! So many pretty things to look at! Fabric! Pillows! Napkins! I added a candle to my little order. And then I had to remind myself, Get what you need and go…. So relative, isn’t it? Thanks for the mask link–checking that out. Happy weekend 🙂
Ah it would seem I have missed cardigan day…….darn it I wore a jumper!
Shopping sounds like a different experience here. The supermarkets and small shops restrict the numbers in the shop by having a member of staff at the door. It means that you sometimes have to wait outside but we Brits are good at queuing. It is not going to be quite so much fun when the temperatures drop in the Winter. I am hoping the queues will be short then!
whew! here’s to another weekend and good BLUE news from Georgia. Carolyn’s comments are mine – Marc took over grocery shopping back in March and he’s simply better at it – he spends less time AND money and it’s hard to argue with 🙂 also, that last bit ALMOST makes me wish I were on Twitter! Sara stands in for me on all things cultural and political … but the girl’s not a knitter!
We are so lucky here in Pittsburgh, we have the oldest (first?) PBS station in the nation – and Mr. Rogers lived here!
Steve is incapable of shopping. His idea of shopping is order it online. That works, most of the time as long as you don’t need any fresh produce! Ha 🙂
Nice. You have a happy weekend.
I am reading Fred Rogers bio by Maxwell King – so far so good!!