Friends, I am so glad it is Friday. It's been a strangely long week, made even longer yesterday by the arrival of not one but two large work projects yesterday. I have a lot of reading to do today, and not the sort I'd prefer to be doing. But it's Friday, and there's a weekend ahead of me (a three-day weekend for Rainbow, thanks to a teacher in-service day on Monday), so today I'm sharing some little things that are making me happy.
The leaves are starting to change in my neighborhood, and I stopped on my walk the other day to snap this photo of one of the trees on my route. I love how you can see the chlorophyll gradually draining from the leaf -- nature is pretty amazing, isn't it?
The Mister and I received our ballots in the mail about a week ago and were planning to drop them off in person at our county elections office, but then my brother (who lives about two blocks from us) mentioned that he'd mailed his in and it had been received and processed in about a day, we decided to risk it. The Mister dropped them at our local post office, and two days later I got this email:
Now I can officially say that I've voted! Have you? Please, please make sure that you do!
On a related civic duty note, we all got our flu shots yesterday (and though my arm is a little sore today, I can tell you with all honesty that I barely felt the shot). Please get yours soon!
I've been working a lot on my Radiate pullover this week, and I'm headed into the weekend with a completed yoke and the start of the transition to the second color in my blue gradient:
I know it looks impossibly tiny here, but I promise it's not. I've tried it on and it does fit, plus I expect it will grow a bit when I block it because the yarn is superwash.
Finally, because today would have been John Lennon's 80th birthday, I'll leave you with his thoughts:
Have a good weekend, all! See you here again on Sunday for some spinning.