Some highlights of the last four days of my year:
|Inching along, literally, on my sister's |
|The last of Marianne's pumpkins and it|
was a humdinger!
|My year wouldn't be complete |
unless it contained one last morning spent
at my mechanic's.
|The bonus of sitting at the mechanic's - I'm well|
on my way towards completing one sock!
|The end of an era|
|My egg journal, following 11 years and|
written on every inch of available space.
|Clive has a new hairdo!|
|Found while cleaning out the|
sheep barn - I keep forgetting
to put it elsewhere and scare myself
every five minutes.
|What was supposed to be my sister's |
socks, but I couldn't part with the
yarn! (Theresa, you know me so well...)
While I didn't get half of the things done that I wanted to, I decided to go with the flow, so to speak, and just enjoy the time off. Due to a blip on the car front, I stayed home Saturday and Sunday and managed to get the sheep area cleaned up. That's where I found the snake skin - I love these weird things - and toted it into the house. Unfortunately, I left it in a place where I often put my hand for balance, as I remove my barn boots. There is much squeaking in horror during the day. You'd think I'd remember to move it, wouldn't you? It must be very entertaining for the dogs.
I also got to see Marianne for an hour, as she drove down to get a few buckets of llama beans and we had a cup of tea. Then, Monday, I was back up to the mechanic in the wee hours (he was squeezing me in and the early bird gets squeezed in first...) I had a lovely maple latte, thanks to my sister's gift card for our favorite coffee place, and my knitting. I settled in and got inches knit! I have one more appointment to install a hose that didn't get delivered in time, and then I am HOPING that I can avoid the mechanic for a few months. I got to stop and see my parents afterwards and do a couple of errands. Then I was home for the rest of the holiday.
Tuesday, I had invited a friend for dinner and figured to have the entire day to clean the house, make dinner and do more knitting. However, as is my normal, nothing went as planned. I got an invitation for a birthday breakfast from a dear friend, then, on my return, I got a surprise and delightful phone call (it's amazing how enjoyable an actual phone call is!), then another friend, the daughter of my favorite neighbors, stopped in for a cuppa, then I scrambled to get dinner ready! I did manage to bake myself a birthday cake. While this may be called a Flourless Chocolate Cake, I would say that Death by Chocolate is more fitting. Gah! I mean, yummeh, but holey cow.
|Slab 'o chocolate!|
So, it was bon voyage to 2018 and Aloha to 2019. If the beginning is a taste of what this new year has in store, I'm aboard with bells on! If nothing else, it will be interesting.