Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Travels and Thanksgiving

Gracie is hiding her eyes and hoping I will start staying home with her more than I have been lately. I have been out of town for four of the last five weekends, as my mom informed me yesterday, just in case I hadn't noticed.
Steve and I spent last weekend in DC, mostly wandering around the DuPont Circle area, enjoying the autumnal weather.



I love the arrangement of succulents in one of the cafes we visited.

The only museum we visited this trip was the west wing of the National Gallery, and that was only briefly.

Steve wanted to see the Vermier exhibit and I wanted to relax and knit.

I had made decent progress on a hat, but didn't like the gauge I was getting, so I ripped it out and started over after I got home.

I finished the Lapsang, my fourth hat from the Tea Collection, in Quince & Co. Puffin. Great pattern.

I'm on the Amtrak train to NYC as I write this, to spend the Thanksgiving weekend with my oldest daughter, Meredith. Other than hanging out with her, I don't have a lot scheduled this time. And when I return home on Sunday, I'll put my suitcase in the attic for awhile, since I don't have another trip planned until March. Kind of looking forward to settling in at home for awhile, and thankful I have such a cozy nest of my own.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.



  1. Have a wonderful visit and Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Oh, I love the Vermeers! That's my Go To at the National.

    Ugh. Ribbing. How I detest it. I cannot get it; not sure if it's a concentration problem or what, but I have abandoned the same damned hat four times because of ribbing.

    Love the pic of Gracie.

  3. You brought back memories of our years in DC, especially the fall. My son, who went to school at the National Cathedral, was heavily into cross-country, and we would travel to meets almost every weekend from September through early November. Here it is already early winter and dark, dark, dark. Happy American Thanksgiving! (We had our version back in early October.)