"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

04 November 2013

Busy week...

This past week was plenty busy for all of us.  Just when I thought we could slow down a bit after our project, life came at us full force.  

It started out slow.  Waking up last weekend to the sound of what might be the last hot air balloon of the year.  We never get tired of seeing them.  Such a nice way to start the day.  The temps are changing quickly now.  Leaves are showing all their gorgeous colors and the trees dropping them quite fast this year.  I'm still partial to the red and orange leaves.  Nothing like seeing those fiery colors throughout the neighborhood.  Fall is absolute, most favorite time of year hands down.

Pumpkins were bought and carved, costume preparations were finished and the candy bought.  The girls were very pleased with their choices of carvings this year.  A vampire bunny and owl.  The adults passed on carving this year just because we were burnt out on the whole painting thing.  Couldn't add anything else to our plate.  A special blanket was delivered to our friend Nate for all the help he gave us during this past project.

The weekend came about with open arms since there was absolutely nothing that had to be done.  What a welcome change.  Sunday morning we woke to the sight of a dusting of snow everywhere.  It was gorgeous!  I couldn't help but sit on the bed and watch the little flakes come down ever so slowly.  The girls made Glenn and I a anniversary breakfast.  27 years.  Where has the time gone?  So glad those years were with the special guy I have.  French toast and bacon.  Such a wonderful way to start the day.  After filling our tummies with all that yummy food it was declared that the day was going to be a full on lounging day.  No leaving the house, no errands, no nothing.  Just sit around and relax.  We did just that.  Everyone stayed in their pj's the entire day.  Lots of reading, crocheting, movie watching happened throughout the day.  I pretty much stayed in my room, crocheting and watching the ever changing weather as it happened outside my window.  Snow, gray clouds, blue skies then back to clouds, little bursts of wind.  Watching little birds fly into the tree outside my window while working on a scarf made from sock yarn that was started a while back and never finished.  The girls found their way up to my room before lunch to just hang out with me.  A knitted elephant was finished by one and a library book was started and finished by the other.  No one left the room until it was time to make a big pot of soup for dinner.  Then back upstairs I went to finish off my project and start another.  Finally the light outside disappeared and the curtains were closed.  I found myself in the living room working on the second scarf until it was time for bed.

I couldn't have asked for a better ending to the week.  




  1. Happy anniversary. Sounds like you had a wonderful day. All the projects are beautiful, from the knit elephant to your gorgeous striped blanket. Wishing you a great week. Heather

  2. What beautiful pictures Kar. The girls look fabulous and what an amazing job they did on the pumpkins!
    How wonderful to be able to look out and see hot air balloons from your home.
    I love your sock yarn scarves. Isn't sock yarn great stuff?
    Happy Anniversary!!!
    Sounds like your day was perfect.
    Scott and I will have our 30th next month.
    Take care my friend,

  3. Wow you are busy! LOVE love love the pics this post. The girls look great and the pumpkins... I could never get those little knives in the carving kits to work. Great job! Happy Anniversary and oh yeah I am loving this time of year :) Happy Monday Buddy!

  4. Happy Anniversary to you two. I LOVE each of your photos here.

  5. Yay for "nothing" weekends.

    And it's a good thing you gave that striped blanket away because otherwise I would sneak into your house late at night and STEAL IT!

  6. Wow, you surely know how to work a double shift. Painting by day, crocheting by night? Nate sure is one lucky guy. And a certain someone's kids have grown so much since I *met* you. Happy Anniversary my friend!!!

  7. Sounds incredibly busy but VERY productive! You get it done! :) Cheers! Gorgeous pics btw.