Friday, October 28, 2016

Right Now - End of October 2016

I did a Right Now post at the beginning of October, but that was mainly because September had whizzed right past me. Kym was kind enough to remind me that the end of October is fast approaching, so here's what I've got going on Right Now.

Sucking - All the leaves with our leaf-sucker. This is only my first pile of this fall and I'll need to repeat this process through the end of November. While it's a lot to wrestle around the yard, it's still easier than raking.

Knitting - There is a Hitchhiker on the needles of course, and I also started a hat for Justin. I'm usually looking for something warm and double-layered to knit for him at this time of year, but since he's in southern Texas where winter temperatures don't get much below 40°, I've had to think in a new direction. I found some fingering weight merino/silk that will hopefully not be too hot. 

Watching - All seasons of the Gilmore Girls (really rewatching for the umpteenth time).

Laughing at - Speaking of Gilmore Girls, I may have found out where all the anvils have gone. They're on Amazonwho thought they would recommend a nice 275 pound model to me after I put one knife-making book for Justin on my wish list.

Anticipating - Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Netflix November 25th. I think watching and knitting (and hoping that Rory ends up with Jess) is going to be the perfect way to spend Black Friday.

Reading - Unbroken (listening to the audiobook because I missed Edward Herrmann after watching all those Gilmore Girls episodes), Faithful (because I was lucky enough to have my Netgalley request approved), and The Dog Stars. It seems that all my Netgalley requests got approved all at once (And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer and Idaho), and since I need to review those in a timely manner, I'll probably be reading them first before I return to The Dog Stars. 

Drinking - Plenty of tea in keeping with my vow not to buy any more until I drink most of what I already have. There was also some
Kon-Mari-ing of the liquor cabinet, so I'm drinking Godiva chocolate liqueur, Malibu rum, and Pumpkin Pie Cream liqueur (not together).

Looking Forward To - November 9th, when this surreal election season will be over.

Planning - A few free hours this weekend for a return visit to Nockamixon Lake. I took some of my favorite photos there last year, and I hope I can see the amazing autumnal glow again, or appreciate some new autumnal loveliness.

So what's going on in your world right now? I hope it's good!


  1. Anvils... but inquiring minds want to know if these suckers ship for free! Also, I am concerned about the poor delivery person having to schlep said anvil up to the house!

    Also, those autumn color pictures are just incredible!

  2. I quite enjoy watching from my living room window while the condo crew vacuums up the golden leaves. I hope Nockamixon Lake offers you the same (or even better) views this year as last. If only we could time travel to the end of this madness.I voted. I'm done!

  3. Here's wishing you a wonderful visit to the lake and some great photos. And the Gilmore how many seasons are there? Do I need to consider this? :-)

  4. I am so excited about the Gilmore Girls reunion. But you're Team Jess? I'm shocked!

  5. whoa - STUNNING photos!! I'm with you on the Gilmore Girls (except that I haven't started my re-watch yet) CANNOT wait. Sara sent a preview promo link on Tuesday and I didn't think it would be possible to get me more excited about the new episodes, but it did and I am. Alice Hoffman is going to be at the November JCC book festival (one of my friends is on the committee and she promises me a great seat and an introduction) - can't wait to hear what you think about Faithful (and of course Dog Stars, but I'm patient :-) Happy Weekend, my friend!!

  6. Gorgeous photos! Here in east central Illinois the leaves are not quite at peak. We have been having a warm Fall. I am looking forward to Gilmore Girls!

  7. We should do a survey to find out how many knitters are rewatching GG in anticipation of 11/25. I know several!

    "Where have all the anvils gone?" is a favorite phrase at our house, and we say it whenever we run across one in the wild. I have never seen one on amazon, however.

    Your fall photos are so, so lovely...

  8. The "autumnal loveliness" is LOVELY indeed! I'm glad you clarified the liquor situation... that combo was not coming together in a good way. Here's to 11/9!!

  9. I cannot wait until this election season is over and we can get back to "old people" ads on the evening news!! I need to start a hat... Loved seeing your end of october snapshot :)

  10. Your photos are so lovely, Bonny. I think fall is the BEST season for capturing the beauty of nature! I'm eager to hear what you think of Faithful. . . and, oh my god, this election. I am going through the same drink-it-up strategy with my own tea stash. Why is it that tea in boxes on the store shelves have such an appeal????

  11. I recorded the entire 7th season - the last season - not sure if it was No. 7.... and finished watching them all a week ago. I've been watching some other episodes here and there (it is on tv each morning - sometimes one episode, sometimes two. I don't have Netflix - so will have to wait and hope the new shows - come out on DVD at some point!! I'm hoping she ends up with Jess too!

    Linda in VA


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