Happy Thursday afternoon to everyone!
It seems fall is here for a few more days...Sunday we're due to have a change in the weather and the low is supposed to hit 15F. Ick! I want to absorb all of this beautiful weather before then.
Everyone is busy with fall activities. Teresa is having fun playing at the Oregon coast and Gracie is waiting for a new grandbaby. Taci is occupied with her new house being built. I know the rest of you are busy too!
I took a few more pictures today of Alex's scarf outside. The scarf is green. The tree is green. Not good thinking on my part. Ha!
I also made him two dishcloths since he seems to like using them and who doesn't like getting new ones? Look at my rhubarb trying to re-emerge in this gorgeous fall weather! I hope the frost next week doesn't kill it off completely.
I have just a few brave little flowers still blooming. I'll probably pull everything up on Saturday in the final winter yard preparations.
Everything else is pretty much died back in the cold nighttime temperatures we've been having. The sky is such an amazing blue during the day and the temperatures have been in the 60's consistently. I have honestly never seen an October like this since we moved to the Pacific Northwest. It's making me almost like fall. If only winter and snow didn't follow it.
And now a few more completed mittens.
I'm almost there. Another week and I think I'll reach the goal of 100 pairs! Thank you all who have been encouraging me onward. I must admit. I'm getting tired of mittens and have welcomed the other projects I've fit in here and there. I have just a bit of the yarn left that was donated by a few of you. If it's okay with you, I'll use it up in making hats and mittens for the homeless children here. That can be done anytime though and I think I'll take a little break from mittens!
Two weeks from today Hubby and I will be winging our way across the ocean to see Alex in Japan. He's reserved a hotel in Kyoto for three nights to see the autumn leaves. Harumi is meeting us one day. Yoshie on another. (Girls who have stayed with us in the past.) I think every day is officially filled up now. Please pray for good health for us. I seem to get sick before any big trips. I don't know if it's nerves or anticipation or what it is, but I DO NOT want to get sick.
Speaking of sick. Little Miss Piper had four immunizations last week and is having a rather nasty reaction to them. She's been home all week with a fever of over 101. Mandy and Brad have been alternating staying home with her. Please pray that she's better soon. She does seem a bit better this afternoon. Grandma has been having fun face-timing with her. :-)
Have a lovely day and a great fall weekend my friends.
"Praise the Lord, Oh my soul; all my inmost being, praise His Holy Name." Psalm 103:1