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Friday, July 30, 2021

Vacation in New England

Hello friends! I totally just disappeared on you, didn't I? I was in fact on family vacation, and I had a post about planning for vacation all written up here but when I just logged on now to talk about how vacation went, I saw that the post was still a draft! Whoops!

Anyway, I went to New England with my mum and my siblings for ten days and it was great. We saw mountains, we went out on the ocean, we rode a swan boat in Boston, we hung out in the woods and saw salamanders, and we went to a minor league baseball game (I am firmly of the opinion that minor league baseball is one thousand times better than major league and that aside from hockey minor league baseball is the best sport).

(Also for anyone following Kat's Book Bingo attempt, I did manage to read the last four books I had on my bingo square while I was on vacation, so I completely filled in my bingo card! Now we wait to see if I get my name drawn for prizes.)

So! Pictures!

It was nice to get back out there and visit with our old friends, but now I'm back and I have just over three weeks to get myself re-settled and ready for the semester to start! 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Two Bingos

It is TUESDAY, how's that for a change, kittens? I very much enjoyed my long weekend, even though we had a heat advisory here and it was GROSS and MISERABLE. I did a little cleaning, did a little baking (made my favorite cookies!) and got myself pretty well caught up on book bingo.

I finished SIX WHOLE BOOKS this weekend, got my first two bingos, and I'm eight books away from my blackout. Fingers crossed, but I'm feeling pretty good. Most of these squares are going to be covered by books I already have downloaded to my phone, so I was holding off on starting those in case I needed to read them during vacation. 

Did I mention vacation? I'm going on vacation next week for ten days. I'm very excited. I still haven't picked out knitting to bring. 

Friday, July 2, 2021

Catching Up

Happy Friday! I'm definitely looking forward to the long weekend—I haven't been making tons of progress on my book bingo card the past week or so, but I think three days off should help me cross off a few more squares. My only other plan for the weekend is to get my new crop top pattern written and sent to my tech editor so I have a chance of releasing it before I go on vacation the middle of the month.

I also, as you can see above, changed up my lunch knitting. I'm not really knitting as much during lunch as I used to, and I decided I'd make better progress on my garter stitch sweater if it was at home by the tv, so I'm trying smaller projects at work. This is a cowl that I started back in May so I'd have something mindless to work on, and it's so close to done I can taste it. 

I hope that you all have something nice planned for your weekend, especially if you're enjoying three days off like I am.