I had the day off yesterday! It was as close to typical as I've seen in a long while, though "typical" is a very fluid thing and always subject to change. Two years ago, it was typical to at least get together for coffee with my mom, if not a full-blown lunch and/or day of adventure somewhere; a couple years before that, we were making weekly (at least) treks together to Jefferson to visit my sister.
I typically pay bills and take care of any banking needs on my day off, and was truly thrilled that it was the only thing that needed to be done yesterday with any urgency.
It's inevitable, but we're trying to stall the addition of another vehicle into the family for as long as possible. So, without a car at my disposal, I rode my freshly tuned-up bike to the bank instead!
Ali & I missed a charity ride in early June that we'd signed up for but, along with Kate & Ann, we're down for another in two weeks in Door County — and I need to get a few laps in before then! The fall Peninsula Century is similar to the early summer Ride for Nature that we've done in the past (but without the simultaneous Door County Beer Festival) (oh, yeah, we will be back) and, well, you just can't go wrong with Door County in September. I haven't been up there yet this year and I can't wait!
I was pretty free to do as I wished for the rest of the day. I sat down at my computer and, well, you know how one thing leads to another? Facebook leads to Aboutlander (I don't have cable) leads to curiosity about Outlander knitting (there must be something on Ravelry!) (but I googled it first) leads to a website with a section about dyeing with Impatiens capensis (jewelweed, touch-me-knot) and I have a fine crop growing in the ravine! So, of course, I grabbed a scissors and a basket to harvest some of that and next thing you know there's a dye pot on the stove.
Dinner was already taken care of, thanks to Plated – I still had to prep & cook, but everything was there and I didn't have to think about it – so for the rest of the afternoon I prepped & dyed yarn, did a little bit of cleaning, and organized some photos — both from our last ScanCafe order and for the next.
I've been working on an Alabama Chanin DIY Corset but before I continued with that last night, I had to do a repair on my Transformed Tee. A few weeks ago I noticed little hole in the rear hip area and knew exactly how I'd patch that! I've never been a big fan of "mending" before, but I believe that the "Alabama Chanin Experience" has changed me! I planned, cut, and sewed that entire top by hand; I love that top and love to wear it; how could I not fix it?!
Guess what I'm wearing today!
And I'll leave you with that.