You guys are so kind. I found some good knitting time to fight the funk but getting kind comments here helped too! That night we went to dinner with the family (mom, the siblings, the niece and nephews) and had Mexican food and margaritas in Dad’s honor, and we had a lovely evening. I was quite popular with the boys that night, at least the ones under the age of 6, so I got a good ego boost from that, haha! One of them even told me he liked my lipstick and allowed me to kiss his cheek.
I do enjoy being around the little kids, but it was a noisy, rambunctious evening and it wore me out. Thankfully from there we went on to the girl’s District Choir concert, and I got to sit quietly and listen to beautiful music. I’m so glad she’s in choir too; I love the band and orchestra music, but as a former choir kid myself, I have a special fondness for the choir. This weekend I got both! The girl’s school Symphonic Band was selected to play at the All-State Festival this week, and last night they did a preview for those parents who can’t attend.
Of course I thought it was terrific and it made me really want to drive the three hours each way to see the 30-minute concert…okay, not really. Just a little. If we weren’t going on Saturday to see her play the piccolo in the All-State Orchestra, it would be more tempting. But as it is, I’m super excited to see the orchestra, especially since they’re playing music from West Side Story!
Even with all the concerts, I managed to finish one sock, cast on a new one, and make good progress on two others. I might be able to finish two socks this week, if I’m lucky!Finally, yesterday was a good day: it was Captain Jack’s birthday! He is now four and is the old man of the pack. Clearly he’s not a fan of getting older. We had a little chat and he’s feeling better about it now. Or maybe it was the duck jerky treat that perked him up, who knows. In any case, he’s still my favorite pupper (it’s okay, Grace and Duncan know) and I’m awfully glad we adopted him. He’s helped cheer me up many times.*
Happy Monday, friends. Here’s hoping the week treats you well!
*All three of our wonderful dogs have been adopted from shelters. If you’re looking for a new furry friend, please check your local shelters first!
I’m glad your funk is better. You were certainly in good form at dinner! 🙂 Three hours *is* a looong way to drive for a concert.
I know, I know, you’re right. It’s bad enough to drive that far once in a week, but twice would just be ridiculous!
Such a cute pupper! Happy birthday to Captain Jack!
I love the Griffindor sock. This is wonderful inspiration for me to find some good Ravenclaw self-striping sock yarn.
Haha, Biscotte makes a Ravenclaw colorway too–I have some in the mail! 😉
Glad youre feeling better. ❤
Glad to hear that you had a good weekend