random thoughts · Up North

The Leaves Are Falling Down

Last weekend it was in the 40s. I wore my sweaters. I had my first fire of the season in the fireplace. My handknit socks came out.

This weekend, despite the fact that the leaves are all yellow and orange and falling through the air when the wind blows like autumn snow, it is 70 degrees and all the windows have been thrown open. I started to pull down my garden, but decided to embrace the unexpected weather and spent a lot of time sitting outside and knitting with Churchill.

The Happiest Boy

I didn’t spend all weekend outside, though. I finally got the desire to work on my 2021 Designer Mystery Quilt from the Fat Quarter Shop… which is good because they have 2023 listings up and I haven’t even started 2022 yet. I am a VERY slow quilter. And not very good at it. But I have dreams of curling up under a handmade quilt and someday being able to pass it on to the next generation. So keep plugging away. I think it is better to be slow and not good at something than to not do it at all. As long as I keep going, hope for that dream stays alive πŸ™‚

I drink so much apple cider this time of year…I had to put ice in it because it was so nice out!

I have the dreaded Sunday evening blues right now. But I am trying to focus my time on the things I enjoy and not on the clock. This week is going to be super stressful at work. It is the last week we have to prepare everything for our CAP inspection. We run an extremely high quality lab, but inspections are always nerve-raking for me. So from now until November 4th it will be all nerves, all the time.

Its ok though. Stress is a part of life, unfortunately! I am glad I Jon and the kitties to come home to each night πŸ™‚

I am going to close this post with a few pictures I took when I was up at the cabin a few weekends ago!

Until Next Time,
-Alison

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