Here we are looking at another weekend already! I love how the weeks fly when I only work 4 days. This will be hard to get over when five day weeks return next week, but it is worth it.
This week I took Friday off so that the bugman could come and eliminate the ants. Rememberr I called him last Friday? Well, this week he is coming between 9-11. I decided to just take the day off. So glad I have lots of vacation time stored up so I can do this kind of thing.
That means I will get up and dressed at the usual time. A has to go see a client, so she will be out of the house most of the day. That gives me loads of time to putter about and play with fiber.
My list is pretty standard, I think, this week.
- SPIN! It is still TDF (Tour de Fleece), and I have been spinning as much as I can each day. Somedays that is not much, but I think I can finish off the second bobbin of this spin and start plying. It is foggy fall morning from Three Waters Farm, and is destined to be knit up with the tree bark colorway I finished spinning last week. This one is BFL /silk. My next spin will be half Three Water Farm and half Purple Fleece. And will be kind of amazing. But I will share that with you when I finish this one! NO getting ahead of myself. Though this photo shows only one bobbin full, I am about halfway to filling the second one.
- Knit. Although I am focused on spinning, I have been making progress in small bits on my frieze cowl. It is definitely potato chip knitting, hard to put down. I already have yarn for another one. This is Plymouth Galway, by the way.
- Garden. Though the pathway is complete, I want to put a few pavers down at the start of it, to hopefully kep the nice pea gravel away from the glacial messy gravel that is the driveway. I also wan tto start creating the beds on the ouside of the path. Don’t have anything much to put in them, but I think it will look nicer with the pile of dirt and old blue tarp gone. And if I am going to do that, I might as well clear out the junky volunteers and put down the good dirt and mulch. Then next year I can move things into it and expand it.
- Pool. The pool guys came, and said I can upgrade the filter, yeah! But not this year, as there is no pool budget at the moment. So this year I have to keep on stirring it up and letting the filter run, and changing it when it clogs, as it does quickly with all the sediment I stir up. That means getting in it, which it makes sense to do AFTER the gardening, right?
- Change the bed, change out the towels, start the weekend laundry.
- Clean the bathrooms.
- Not sure if I will go out, but if I do, I will go to the PO, and possibly the grocery store while i am out.
- Oh, and I will let the bug man in when he arrives and follow him around. And ask him how we get what ever is bowling with acorns in our bedroom ceiling all night OUT once and for all.
I think that this will fill up my day, and I will wind up in the afternoon in front of the spinning wheel catching up with season one of Victoria. It’s a little bit anticlimatic, as I watched season two already. And spoiler alert – I knew before the show ever started that she would, in fact, marry Albert. But I still like watching it. Learning a lot about early Victorian times in England. Afghanistan was an issue even then. What kind of people can survive in a place where there is near constant war for more than 200 years? Yikes.
What are you doing this fine Friday?