Winding Down Just a Little Early

It’s only Thursday, but I am so winding down on this week already. I still have all the normal stuff to do — school and making sure all the normal house stuff gets done, but the extra appointments and commitments (save for an oil change tomorrow, but I’m just choosing to not count that) are checked off the list. It feels utterly tremendous.

So yes, like so many, we’ve been busy and that’s why I’ve been missing from my normal online haunts. It’s been all good stuff. I’ve mentioned that we’ve been volunteering at the local light show — the Rotary club in town bedecks the entire zoo in 1.5million Christmas lights. Holiday music is piped throughout the park and certain days they offer sleigh rides and live music. It’s called “Winter Wonderland” and it really, truly is. Entry to the park is free, but donations of non-perishable food or cash are not exactly expected, but almost everyone brings something. It’s a really beautiful community effort on so many levels.

We did latest shift with my husband’s work team on Tuesday. Before their shift, the team all chipped in and donated this…


Pretty much the entire back of our van was full of food donations from his work team. It was amazing!

For the first time I spent the bulk of our shift outside in the cold (as opposed to inside counting and packing the donations). I love it the cold and it was snowing beautifully, but my hip and leg we found were unfortunately less enthusiastic about standing in the cold. I’m fine now, just still a little sore, but when Mr Knitting Sarah had only a half day of work yesterday and I asked him what he wanted to do, when he replied without hesitation, “I want to sit and relax and watch Perry Mason” (he’s been a huge Perry Mason spree lately), I was ecstatic. It was music to my ears. I really needed to just sit and rest my tender hip.

And oh my goodness, it was awesome. We all needed a day to just chill so badly. I laid down next to Moose and literally fell asleep right there in the middle of the day. It was pure luxury. When not sleeping, I worked on this…


Isn’t it just the prettiest purple ever?! I’ve got a little more than 1/3 of the last 4oz left to go. I was a little bogged down with all the lightweight singles, but I’m feeling how close I am to finishing up now and I can feel that I’m closing in on the finish line. I’ll be done soon!

I also finished my girl’s holiday socks…


And started by hubby’s…


The socks are sport weight, so they should fly. I probably won’t get to a new pair of holiday socks for myself, but I’m A-OK with that. I may still start them and just be nice and early for next year, but I may just get to work on finishing up some languishing WIPs, too. We’ll see what I feel like when I get there.

This afternoon I also took advantage of the kids working on a holiday project to get out my 2018 planner…


The mister has been sending me his work schedule for next year’s meetings, travelling, etc, so I wanted to get those dates and birthdays and such logged in before the emails get buried in my inbox. I will say that if you want to break your brain a little…


Buy a new calendar that is set Monday to Sunday and try to copy important dates from your old one that runs Sunday to Saturday. Mr Knitting Sarah’s work schedule is always set Monday to Sunday, so I thought it would make life easier to get my own calendar printed the same way. I think it will, but this portion of it… well, I think I need another nap!

I will be working on getting y’all some pictures and notes about my girl’s socks and maybe I’ll do a WIP round-up soon, too. I think I really should for my own sake, but it’ll be fun for us to take a peak in that rabbit hole, don’t you think?! I hope all is well where you are and that you’re thinking about winding down just a little early this week, too. We all deserve it, I think!



11 thoughts on “Winding Down Just a Little Early”

  1. Oh, Sarah, I am so sorry about your hip and leg bothering you. Glad you are feeling better.

    I have known for a while that Mr. TKS is pretty darned good, but NOW I know he is perfect. I have always loved Perry Mason, and watch both the old and new versions every chance I get. Love that into music, so dramatic! And I probably have 40 of the books. 🙂

    Enjoy the weekend, and just spin, knit and have fun with the kids and Mr. TKS. But don’t talk to him unless it is a commercial, he has to be able to figure out who the least suspected person is and WHY they committed the murder. 🙂

    1. I’ll admit, I have a little trouble hanging with some of the story lines, but I do love some of the old school stuff that comes up. Mr TKS & I had a hilarious discussion about “housecoats” of all things yesterday, because I was like, “Did that lady just let Perry Mason and his PI in her house while in her pajamas?” And thus, the history of the housecoat… LOL!

      1. Too funny!! And the interesting role Della Street played. It’s even more so in the books. He wanted to marry her but she said no, she didn’t want to sit home waiting for him. I guess she would prefer to sit in the office waiting for him!

      2. I feel like Della is always one step ahead of everyone else. LOL! I like her rationale — rather wait for him on her own terms! A 1950s self-made woman (insert fist-bump here)!

  2. OMG! That Sunday-Saturday vs Monday-Sunday thing drives me Nuts! I started 2017 off with 2 calendars from the same company (1 for business planning, 1 for an actual calendar/to-do list) and even though they were from the same company, they were different. I got so frustrated I threw them both out and started using a bullet journal instead.

    1. LOL! The jury is out on whether or not I’ll be able to handle this Monday to Sunday calendar thing. I do think I’ll need to get our big kitchen one set Monday to Sunday, too, because otherwise I might not survive 2018. LOL!

  3. That van load of food IN ADDITION TO the team volunteering their time speaks volumes about your community and Mr. TKS’s and your leadership. I hate that your hip was the worse for wear, but God bless a good nap and TV binge watching. I’m proud of the Mister for recognizing that both of you needed the down time and prouder of you for TAKING IT. Can’t wait to see your other FO’s. You’ve gotten a lot done despite how busy you are, and that purple handspun is DIVINE. Hugs and more hugs!

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