Wednesday, September 17, 2014
I listened to a book on tape while spinning. I got so enthralled with the book and listening that I did not pay attention to my spinning. I ended up with cousins instead of twins. One skein has more reds and the other has more grays. Oh, well, they are pretty. Again the wool is Polworth.
Now on to more current news. CJE's mother passed yesterday morning. It was a short hospital stay this time, thank goodness. Of course, CJE is in that suspended time of dealing with the aftermath of a death and dealing with the emptiness. Her husband is the emotional one and the one to watch. They now are down to one mother left, and I think it is surely not that far away. She is 92 yrs old and frail. She is strong-willed, so one never knows.
My little kitty Tommy Cat has disappeared. He did not come home after going out Friday night some time. He was only here a very short four months, but I think he was becoming a very loving kitty. He was feral most of his life, so he had a good last four months of love and care. I miss him.
I am liking this cooler weather, but the ragweed is killing me. I know it always bad, but this year is especially cruel. We had such good growing weather this year instead of the awful drought. I hope it goes away soon.
It is truly a pretty time with the goldenrod blooming, the late sunflowers, and the asters. The verbena is still purple. There are some butterfly weeds that are orangey.
It will soon be time to close up the house. The spiders are really kicking in gear now before the end of season. I sucked a small one with the vacuum and she did not want to go. I hate to do that, but I can't have them in every corner. There is a big one on the inside of the screened porch. Now why does she thing she can catch anything on the inside? Wouldn't it make sense to be on the outside?
I am trying to get the house cleaned up before the closing up time. It just seems pointless sometimes. I did put in a clean filter for the furnace. I haven't checked the smoke alarm lately, but I think the battery is fine for that. I cleaned behind the appliances early in the summer when I cleaned out the freezer. I never cleaned the windows for the summer, so those still need doing. Of course, there is the endless chore of keeping floors clean. Some of the plants need to be cut back. I am still mowing the yard, but that will go on until hard freeze in mid-late October.
Yes, I am still selling books. UGH! It is not my favorite thing to do. A book signing did cancel last weekend, and I wasn't too upset. I have two next week. Then October is busy, busy, busy.
I guess that's all. I am knitting on a Kate Davis design for a hat. I am planning my next sweater, which is not going to be so complicated. I think I need something easy for a change.
I am listening to a book while plying this next yarn. I hope it turns out to match it's sibling.
Happy Fall next week! Enjoy the beauty and coolness.