I joined the Doodler KAL by Steven West at the beginning of November. Needless to say, I’m still on clue 1 even though the KAL is over. I have one more wedge to do before I move onto clue 2, but I need to order more yarn. I have just a small amount of the blue left and it won’t be enough. I have really enjoyed working on the Doodler and can’t wait to wear it. My basket is also full of WIPs, but that’s a good thing. I’ve also been sewing a lot and for Christmas my husband bought me a new sewing machine and my mom bought me a serger. They both don’t know much about sewing and Joann’s was having a wonderful sale so they asked me what I needed. How excited am I! I’ll make another post for that. My chickens (or as we call them our girls) have slowed down laying eggs, but we still get a few each day. I just think that they are so beautiful. Speaking of beautiful, I also love this time of year. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner at my mother-in-laws house and then this past Sunday my sister and I made a nice dinner for my mom’s 70th birthday. I love low-key events. We are now getting the house ready to have everyone over for Christmas. I truly love this time of year!
One of our chickens (an Ameraucana) has been laying eggs for about two weeks now and I’ve been impatiently waiting for the others to start. Monday our Welsummer began laying and yesterday our Buff Orpington laid her first egg. It was so exciting. The kids are already trying to decide what color eggs they want for breakfast. We are still waiting for the other four, but it should be soon. This past week there hasn’t been much knitting because my daughter finished her summer program and we’ve been doing some things that we weren’t able to do before. There will be many beach days in our future. I began my second sock and I’m about half way through. I really love the color and it’ll be perfect for the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival. I’m still reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I am taking the lessons learned in the book and putting them into practice. There is still a long way to go as far as going through the house, but I already see results. I think I’ve even inspired my mother-in-law to start going through her clothes. I will be soaking up these final weeks of summer, but I am looking forward to Autumn.
It’s been a bit hot here lately. Those first really hot days of summer are so nice, but a bit draining. My body is not used to the heat yet, especially since we had such a cold winter. I’ve been making sure that the chickens have plenty of cold water to drink or even stand in. I cut a watermelon for an after school snack and then put all the rinds into the freezer. The chickens are enjoying their treat.
Wednesday was my 15th wedding anniversary so we took the kids out for ice cream then we walked along the bay. It was such a beautiful night. I could never live far from the ocean. Love these guys!