I thought I better make an appearance since it’s been nearly a week since I’ve written. It’s been super hectic around here. Lots of running around and scheduling. We have several people flying in for the wedding in October. 

Here’s some fun news. They’re all flying in on the same day. 
More fun stuff? They’re not coming in at the same time. 
We’ve got some arriving early in the morning and some arriving late in the evening but ya’ know what? 
I’m just happy they are all able to make it and we will make it work!

Oh, and PS, they’re all leaving on the same day too.
Now would be a great time to own about 7 vehicles.

I don’t know everyone’s arrangements as far as hotels and/or BNB’s but I do know we’ve got 6 young men staying here. Once upon a time, I may have counted myself one lucky girl to have 6 handsome young men hanging around the house but alas, tick, tock, time marches on. Now I’m feeling more like a frat house mom. My only concern at this point is keeping them all fed!

Yesterday was a pretty amazing day for those of us who were able to witness the total solar eclipse. I had no idea the temperature would drop so noticeably but for a minute it really was chilly. 

I didn’t take any photos but thankfully other people did and they shared! There are so many phenomenal photos on the social media sites.

How cool was it that across the country we all found a moment to pause and look to the sky in wonderment. I think we need more moments like that.

In between the business of the days I’ve been crocheting. Some of it for gifts, some for charity, others for sale, and more just to keep my sanity. It’s relaxing and gives me time to watch my British crime shows. 

I’m all caught up on ‘Midsomer Murders’ and I think I may have a problem. Seriously. There are 19 seasons and 116 episodes available on Netflix from 1997 – 2018 and I’ve watched them all!

While I wait for season 20 of ‘Midsomer Murders’ to make it’s way to Netflix I’ve been flipping back n’ forth between ‘Hinterland’ and ‘Happy Valley.’ I had no idea there were so many different English dialects. I thought all British people sounded like ‘Doc Martin,’ another fave of my British viewing but ‘Hinterland’ and ‘Happy Land’ are difficult to understand in some places and I feel like I should have subtitles on! 

Still, I love them all but I am curious how the British detectives are able to catch so many criminals with nothing more than a “billy club.” And I’m equally as curious about the criminals who have no available weapons other than the occasional knife. Surely this is not the norm for everyday crime in England. A “billy club” and a knife wouldn’t have much of an impact over here.

I haven’t been hanging out in blogging land so I haven’t been around to visit everyone but I will. I know I have much to catch up on. I think I just need to move a comfy chair to the desk, grab a pot of coffee and make a day of visiting and comments!

Now that all of the hoopla over the eclipse is settling down. What’s on tap for everyone’s week ahead?? We are finally cooling off over here and that makes for nice early mornings and late evenings. 

I hope you can all take a moment throughout your week and just pause and look up. 


And just like that, the weekend was over! I have to admit I didn’t do much over the weekend. It pretty much was Netflix and crocheting.

I’ve been playing around with slouchy hat patterns. 
I made this one with some yarn stash but it still needs tweaking and will probably end up on a tree downtown this winter for the homeless.
– Our city has a group of trees that you can hang hats, scarves and mittens/gloves on in the fall and winter. When it gets cold the homeless just help themselves to what they need. – 
My D-I-L doesn’t want me to give it away. We’ll see after I get a cool tassel on the end and a super cool flower somewhere on the band. I never know what the outcome will be.

I started this blanket over the weekend and I’m really diggin’ this stitch. It’s called a “simple shell stitch” and it really is simple and goes fast. I like projects that you can just mindlessly work on and then before you know it, they’re done.
I’m also working on hats/scarves/gloves/mittens for the “homeless” trees.

I spent the majority of my day today cleaning and trying to find creative ways to store more fabric and yarn! Not even kidding. You might see me on the next episode of ‘Hoarders.’ I took the space under the bed and made my pup Luci, mad. Every now and again she likes to curl up under there and take a lit’l snooze but we’ve got tons of people showing up in a couple of months for the wedding and I’m pretty sure my storage space trumps her snooze hole! 

We’re finally cooling down out here. Hallelujah! It’s only in the low 90’s now with some 80’s thrown in. I can live with this weather.

What did your weekend look like? 
How ’bout the week ahead?? Anything thrilling and spine chilling happening??
Random photo of the day –
Found at a disc golfing course in Boise, Idaho.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!