I had a very welcome day off last Friday! I spent some of it with Ali & the kids, doing a little shopping before the predicted big snowstorm, and lunching.
Afterwards, Jun wanted to "Stay at Nona's!" so he & I spent a few hours together on Friday afternoon. I really enjoy our one-on-one time. His language and communication/conversation skills are exploding.
…well, he played. We'd recently watched Toy Story, and I found an old Woody hanging around my house — he was thrilled to discover it! And also, quite by accident, to discover that he stills says, "You're my favorite deputy!"
He helped me find the treetop angel…
And helped with some more decorating…
I read about an estate sale on Saturday morning and got the bug to go! The weather wasn't too bad and it wasn't very far. I certainly don't need anything, but I was drawn to to this sale. I used to go to estate sales with my mom, and Sharon used to come up for regular antique auctions… it was Saturday… And sure enough, I found some UK/England travel stuff that would have caught my Mom's eye (some of the same brochures), and a couple of booklets about Kokopelli that would have intrigued Sharon, and there was also some bedraggled pansy stuff (of which I have a collection). It was Day 2, so had already been picked over, but everything under $50 was half-price and I managed to find a couple of brown transfer plates and a kitchen tool, all for a whopping $3.50.
The amaryllis are… well, one is doing great — the shoot is plumped up and firm; the other is struggling a bit. I am keeping a close watch.
We had a nice chat with Maddy on Saturday night. She was pretty worn down after her recent hike and got slammed with a cold, but is on the mend and currently working on a farm near Abel Tasman. She has plans for Christmas… and I hope we'll be able to chat again once or twice during the thick of the holidays.
I finally cleaned up my workroom a bit and started some sewing! First up: Bathroom window covering re-do. I've been unhappy with those since the day they went up, and they're finally in the trash. I still need to re-do the bottom half of both windows, but the tops are done! I don't know how long that flimsy fabric will last — the sun is brutal in this location — but I am loving the bright white!
I've been knitting my Project Peace Cowl nearly every night. I measured yesterday afternoon and it was exactly 3 feet long.
I've about a foot-and-a-half to go, but am concentrating more on finishing another couple of projects this week:
Christmas presents for Jun & Gin! Some pieces crucial to finishing will be arriving this week!