The Week October 23-29

Last week:

  • Walk instead of going back to bed after I finish my morning coffee. Done for today – I took Lil for a walk on the W&OD trail (a rail trail) that runs through my neighborhood and all the way into DC.
    Done. Lil and I have walked every day since last Monday. Somedays have just been around the block, and twice so long that I broke her and had to carry her part of the way back; I won’t do that this week, I’ve promised her.
Lil, broken (resting) on the W&OD
  • Go to TKD twice.
    I went thrice!
  • Carry on knitting  (S)urge, the new shawl and read The Essex Serpent while doing it.
    Done. I finished The Essex Serpent (5 stars, would read again) and started Brazzaville Beach.
  • Start a new embroidery or new spinning project.
    Started, made progress, and ruined. But I have a similar, better idea for the next one.
Almost done! But that netting …
Ruined! I should have made my peace with the netting. 
  • Write a post about Spinzilla.
    Nope. But I did change the poem on my refrigerator to e. e. cummings [hist whist].


And, unexpectedly, I found the perfect kitten while browsing Petfinder, which replaced my Twitter feed for a while. I convinced my husband, with some wise words from my 13 year old who said “Dad, just give in; you can’t win an argument with Mom!” and I filled out the adoption application for this guy, who’s current name is Spider.

Double paws, black fluffy coat, and a blep? I’m in love!

This week:

  • Carry on with walking every day, but not so much that I break Lil and have to carry her.
  • Go to TKD twice.
  • Carry on knitting  (S)urge, the new shawl and read Brazzaville Beach while doing it.
  • Start another new embroidery project using lessons learned from the scissor catastrophe.
  • Spinzilla. I’m going to write about it as soon as I post this.
  • Spider-kitten: wait patiently. My contact at the rescue is out of town until Wednesday.
  • Saturday we’re going to Morgantown for my oldest’s birthday. I think there will be hiking and cake. And lots of car knitting.

8 responses to “The Week October 23-29”

  1. LOOK AT BABY KITTY!!!!! Omg what a good choice! Your poor broken dog is super cute too! Nice to have a walking companion.

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    1. Yes, having a walking companion helps! The kitty is super cute and I really hope he ends up here with us. Time will tell!


  2. Cutest kitten ever!! I hope you’re the lucky family:)

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    1. I hope so too! He looks like such a sweet heart!

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  3. Ooh…two animal cuties in one post ❤
    I love that scarf! Xxxx

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  4. Aww…I hope you get the little kitty! He is super adorable 🙂 I miss having cats; however do not miss cleaning the litter box. Maybe one day…however my hubby is allergic to them and put up with my two for years before they both passed on. I saw your pic of the embroidery project on IG and about cried for you. I love that we can learn from our past and make things better for the future.

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    1. The cat box isn’t as bad as scooping the dog poop up from the back yard; at least I know everything is in one spot (the cat box) and once it’s clean, I’m done. The dogs can be creative sometimes. And yes, I can’t believe I did that but now I know what not to do next time!

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