~yarnalong: I don't know if you are aware, but here in Arizona, we don't "fall back" for fall, or "spring" forward for spring, our time stays the same, day in and day out. Yet ,the days are starting to feel just a little bit shorter here, time seems to be doing it's on thing, and despite the fact that it is usually still in the 80's (or higher!), it just seems gray, and chilly to me. I'm glad that I have these bright colors of yarn to bring me cheer, and remind me of what fall is supposed to look like!
I can also tell that Holidays and Special days are right around the corner. My children are starting to come to school with that "how much longer" glaze over their eyes, attention spans are short, and the disagreements are long. It is definitely time for a break. They aren't alone in this though, I had to argue with myself to keep with my schedule, to stay on task, and to not be distracted. I absolutely love my work, but today, I just didn't want to sit and write about it for some reason.....probably because I just have SO much going on and so many loose ends I am trying to finish up, before, you know, taking a break!
I did want to share this book with you all, Snowman Bentley, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin. It was in our suggested resources this week when we studied Vermont, but I think it is just a delightful children's book that would be good for anytime, particularly winter, and, to top it off it is a true story. William Bently was a man dedicated and passionate about snowflakes and this story about his life is just the sweetest biography I have ever read. You definitely don't want to miss this one, I'm glad we didn't! It has sparked a lot of conversations about how we can turn our passions into our jobs and how that affects our lives. And the artwork! It is just a great book!
I started reading the next Anne Canadeo's book in her Black Sheep Knitting Mystery series, I am not far into it, but it's pretty much par for the course and provides some easy work reading. If you are a knitter and haven't checked these out yet, you might enjoy them as well.
Hope you are having a wonderful week, whether it is long or short, gray or bright!