This is what my neighbor's tree looked like on Thursday afternoon. It's such a beautiful tree. I think it's a lovely shape and I enjoy watching it change colors each year. After two days of rain and wind, the tree is naked. It didn't last very long.
It continued to rain today but was very warm. Almost 70 degrees (21 C) which is a little warm for November. I'm not complaining because it will keep the gas bill down for a while longer but still.....
I keep trying to type but Hobbes is rubbing all over the computer and moving the screen and trying to rub against my hands. He just came in and is very needy. The funny thing is that he has only recently become friendly. He used to be stand-offish and didn't let anyone pet him. Now he has become very demanding and wants attention RIGHT NOW.
Today was a peaceful, productive day. We did the house cleaning, grocery shopping and laundry. PK and I went to the diner for a burger and now we are relaxing. Tomorrow Em and Jim are coming down so we can all have dinner at our favorite Chinese restaurant for my birthday. I was going to cook but decided that this way, we can all just enjoy the food and have a good time and no one has to work that hard. There will be cake and ice cream (birthday parties demand cake) and no doubt laughter.
There has been some knitting. I am knitting Pk's socks toe up to use up as much of the yarn as possible (and because I've only done it once before and wanted to try it again). I have about 6 out of 8 inches done on the foot. As we're sitting in the diner, the waitress asked me if I was crocheting a bag. I said no, I'm knitting a sock. She said, "it's the same thing, really. You just have wool and hooks". Pk interceded and said that socks were much better than bags and that the family all owned several pairs of hand knitted socks and they were very grateful for them. I wanted to take the opportunity to educate this poor deluded woman but our food came and I wanted to eat my burger while it was hot. Now, she'll never know.
And prompted by Rosered's very neat bookshelves, I cleaned the one in my bedroom off and organized it so all of the craft books are on one shelf. The shelf underneath had not been touched yet, so don't look at it. There are three quilting books and the rest are knitting books. And of course, my Tiny Plaid Ninja that Kate made me for Christmas last year. If you've never seen the TPN's go here and check them out. They are silly and funny. The website is albinoblacksheep and it is all animated fun. I have two black binders that have patterns that I have printed and put into plastic sleeves (one day when I was sick and needed something mindless to do I organized them). I have full intentions of using each and every one of them. (don't burst my fragile bubble,please?)
Well, one last load of laundry to fold and then I'm done for the weekend. I hope you all are well and enjoying your weekend.