This Snow Day

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Um…this is how I felt when I got the 4:30am call when I found out we had a snow day yesterday.
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These are the eyes I gave my husband to make him take his liberal leave from work instead of going in after a 3 hour delay.
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This is the progress I made on my Find Your Fade shawl, I’ve got one more color left!
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This is the froggy raincoat that was delivered that I made Jellybean try on to amuse me.
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This was just a really good day.

Thankful

Yesterday I turned 38. I still struggle at times with the fact that I’m a real adult but clearly I’ve been adulting for a while now.
Thankful for the opportunity to make 38 a great year ☺️🙌
My day started with the gift that kept on giving – poop from Jelly (I swear she’s testing us to see if we really are keeping her sometimes) followed by ‘I’m sorry I pooped but still love me’ snuggles. I obliged. I got a billion texts, some emails, Instagram messages and of course a ton of Facebook wall posts. My sister took me to lunch and I bumped into more friends! It was a nice low key day. I still went to work but ended my evening with Chinese takeout, some knitting, more dog snuggles and a nice evening with my husband.

Birthdays are difficult for me. They’re an odd mix of happy and sadness . I’m happy to celebrate (cake!) but whenever someone asks me what I want I always want to say a hug from my Dad. I know, the thing I can’t have is what I want the most but it’s true. So instead I’ve been focusing on what I do have and that’s a lot. I’ve got a lot of love and support in my life and I’m encouraged daily to do the things that I love. I’m thankful that I’m still here and even though I can’t hug him I know he’s with me too. Here’s to 38 being a great year.

Stitching Status: In My Bubble

I think this picture of Cher sums up how I felt about going back to work this week.
How I feel about the weekend coming to an end 😑 #mood #cherstagrams
Don’t get me wrong, I’m thankful to have a job but man, if I won the lottery I would be a ghost. As social as I can be, I love being at home and I realized once I got off of work early on Friday, I went to the store and went home and didn’t leave my house again (except to walk Cher) until Sunday afternoon. We had lots of company come over and I cooked dinner for my cousins and had a great meal and great laughs – I just prefer to be home…always. So what did I do this weekend while I was in my bubble?
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In between doing a deep clean and de-furring of my house (Cher has exploded into a pile of short black hair), GRE prep and cooking I was knitting. Above is my latest version of the North Fork tee, I wore my previous North Fork the other day and was reminded how much I love Berroco Modern cotton and this top but that I needed to make some modifications to it for a new version. So this one will be more a line and it will actually have a stretchy bind-off – unlike my first one – so that my arms don’t feel like they’re being squeezed.
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I finished off this North Fork tee for my cousin (full post soon) since she’s coming next week! This one has a lovely stretchy bind-off and should fit her tiny frame perfectly. It was also the reason I decided to whip up another one for myself, the pattern is so simple and works up on size 10.5 needles so quickly that I just had to make one for myself. Plus, I always love knitting a pattern again and making improvements based on what I’ve learned since the last time I knit it.
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We’ve also been finishing up our basement. I spent several hours taping and painting quarter round and baseboards on hard tile floor (we replaced our carpet in the basement with this cool wood look tile – LOVE IT!). My husband’s gel knee pads were a life saver but my back and knees still ache – image what I’d feel like if I hadn’t use them? There’s still a few things left to be done before I can do all the finishing to our basement but I really love how we’ve upgraded the space.

So that’s what living in my little bubble is like. Lots of cooking, knitting and cleaning. Not too bad. How was your weekend? What did you work on?