Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hints of Autumn

Puget Sound has been blessed by cooler temps the last two days. Pure heaven for me. The heat, however, will be back starting tomorrow. The worst will be the weekend and into next week with 82-86 being predicted. Ugh.
Because of the nicer weather, I spent some time out on our balcony - when the neighbor's cigarette smoking didn't force me inside (one downside to apartment life). A Stellar Jay has recently decided to partake of the feast I have laid out for the local birds. He and a squirrel quarrel every morning over the feeder, but there's plenty for everyone. Hummingbirds, Black-capped and Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Nuthatches and Juncos are other frequent visitors. I'm hoping more birds will visit. I've changed the seed in one feeder that includes Thistle, Sunflower seeds and peanuts. That should bring a lively crowd. I hope.
I'm working part time now. Talk about a dream job - working with Renaissance Yarns! I taught my first knitting class on Monday. It went well. It's fun working with folks doing something I love.
My photography is continuing. I need to do more to get it "out there" and market my work. Other than that, it's been peaceful, loving and quiet. Graham and I are doing wonderfully. We are so compatible in just about everything! I'm learning to appreciate (some) Jazz music. Not all that keen on most of it. I play my country and rock in my car so I won't disturb him. It's fun to roll down the windows and sing with the music. I don't care what other folks think. I'm going to have fun, dammit.
Knitting is going well. I need to focus on Christmas gifts with all the grandchildren, niece and nephew and such. The family has grown SO much and there is so little time. At least it feels that way. If only I could knit faster!

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