This is My Time of Year

The last few days here in Mobile have been cool. Not cold, but sunny and mid-70s with a cool breeze. Perfect fall weather. I didn’t want to jump the gun and turn off the a/c too soon just to lose all the nice temperature in the house right before the weather turns warm again and have to cool the whole house again. However, we jumped on the bandwagon yesterday. I flipped off the a/c, threw open all the windows in the living room, dining room, and kitchen and let the beautiful breeze bring some fresh cool air into the house. We left the bedroom windows closed because I cannot sleep in a room that’s been filled with fresh allergens — especially since the house next door is vacant and the yard hasn’t been mowed in almost six months, it’s nothing but grass up to your hip and weed trees over there.

We left the windows open all night and I woke up to an amazingly cool & cozy home. My old slippers are still buried in a box in the garage, so I think I’ll sit down today and crochet me a pair. I found a really cute pattern a couple of weeks ago and now is the perfect time to make it. I think Jesse could also use a sweater. If I could knit him some pants, that would be a good idea too. All he has are onesies and shorts. It’s alright though, he’s all torso and not much leg, so his socks pretty much meet his shorts at the knee leaving just a hint of kneecap exposed. I think he’ll be fine. 😉

Anyhow, all this rambling about the gorgeous weather here in the South, slippers, and knitting is just me being excited. The house is clean (if you don’t count a little kid clutter). I really just want to throw on one of my many sweaters that I’ve been missing and eyeing in my closet, bake some sugar cookie cut-outs with Jeremy, snuggle on the couch under a blanket with my loves, watch some old kid movies (like The Land Before Time – a new favorite of his), crochet some slippers, bake some bread, and start work on a few choice Christmas gifts.

Sounds fabulous, doesn’t it?! What are you up to now that the weather has turned?


7 thoughts on “This is My Time of Year

  1. Stephanie

    I’m knitting Allie’s Gryffindor scarf and making her robe for her Halloween costume (Hermione Granger), making an ivory crinoline with black ribbon trim for under my dress for Christian and Angie’s wedding, and sorting my yarn stash into labelled bags for what they’re going to become (lots of felted slippers, since I have a large amount of 100% peruvian wool). It’s been raining the last couple of days, thundershowers today, so I’m really looking forward to opening the window all the way, putting on a hoodie and a movie and curling up on my bed with a project and Drew.

    1. Jen Post author

      That is almost exactly the same thing I was daydreaming about yesterday. 🙂
      When is the wedding? I’m thinking about staying in CA for a full week after Halloween. Jason told me he thinks it’s that following weekend and that I could probably make it if I stayed for a week. I should probably just call Angie, huh?

      1. Stephanie

        It’s on Nov 6th. The only thing is that it’s grown-ups only, so you’d need to stash the kids somewhere. I was going to ask how long you’d be staying, I’d love to see you guys.

      2. Jen Post author

        Yeah, I figured the adults-only thing was the reason I didn’t get a heads-up (and the considerable distance). I’m going to call Angie and then check with my mom to see if she can watch the boys that day. I’d love to be there for their wedding. If I can’t get there then I’ll try to make it to Esco the weekend before.

    1. Jen Post author

      I’ll only have Jeremy with me for Saturday and Sunday then I have to take him to his dad’s by 8 on Halloween night. But I’ll have Jesse with me (of course) for the rest of the week. I’d love to find a time to get together. I miss you so much!

      1. Stephanie

        I have to pick Allie up from her dad at 7 on Halloween, and then the only real restriction on my schedule (as of right now, I do have to schedule PT for my brother that I may need to take him to) is that I have to pick her up from the bus at 3 during the week, but I can make arrangements for my dad to get her if I need to. We’ll figure it out. 🙂

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