Friday, November 03, 2006

November, I'm so glad you're here.

I can, without a doubt, be said that October was the worst month this year for me. Aside from Rhinebeck, nothing good happened. That is why I welcome November with wide open arms. And so far, November has been great.

Laurie sent me a little care package:It's some cross stitch patterns and some chocolate (If I didn't know better I'd think that everyone was trying to fatten me up!) Thank you, Laurie, I really appreciate them!

My mom and Jill came up to visit me on Wednesday and for no reason at all Jill gave me a gift. Some very cute picture frames.Gotta love the jungle theme! She also gave me some aromatheraphy things from Bath and Body Works. Mmmmm. Thank you Jill!

I'm telling you, everyone has been so supportive. It's overwhelming and I'm so grateful. I'm not sure I would have made it through October with out you!

School has been very crazy. We just found out we'll be going to the Toronto Zoo in two weeks and I can not tell you how excited I am to go! As far as the zoo on the homefront goes, I've done some really cool things this week. The highlight being catching up the birds of prey to have them weighed.This is me and our American Kestrel, Odin. Boy did he make some noise when I tried to get him, but he calmed right down once he realized I wasn't trying to hurt him. Catching the birds was by far, the most exciting and fun thing I've done this year.

As for the knitting. Well, I may not have mentioned this, but I finally caved and bought myself some Knitpicks Options needles. Oh how I love them. They arrived on Wednesday and you'd better believe I already have a project going on them. Love, love, love these needles. This lace thing I'm doing is going so fast now that I have needles pointy enough to handle it! Sorry this is such a brief update. Hopefully things will calm down enough so I can write a proper post.


ellie said...

Yay November! Glad it's treating you so well. :)

keri said...

Here's to november being a better month, hear hear!

JessaLu said...

Glad to hear November is treating you better than October ;o)

Diana said...

Happy November!!!!

Yarngirl said...

Yay for a great November! That Laurie - she's one of the best Cheerer uppers I know!

I'm so jealous - you actually got to be that close to a Kestral - Wow!

may said...

October kind of sucked for me too! Maya Gold is one of my favorite's so earthy and delicious! :D yum

Bean said...

You're welcome!

Lynne said...

Wishing you a much happier November!
Looks like it was cold catching the birds of prey.... funny how the seasons turn.

Laurie said...

You're so welcome. That little old chocolate bar won't cause any weight gain. I took out all of the calories with my special wand!

I'm glad you're having a better month. How exciting, to be going to Toronto!

Anonymous said...


Hope you enjoy your trip to the Toronto Zoo. It's been quite a few years since I was there, but it's a great zoo and I'm looking forward to taking my own kids there someday (though the 14 hour drive to get there isn't very appealing). The natural world is truly amazing and the variety of critters and their habits never ceases to amaze me.

My daughter (12) was quite thrilled to see you holding a Kestrel. Jackie's father has a big farm on the outskirts of the city and this summer there was an eagle's nest high in one of the pine trees with a very rare three chicks in it. And they all survived. It was an impressive site near the end of summer to see the five eagles all sitting around the nest. Not a bird that I could hold on my arm though. Rather formidable set of talons they have.

Let us know how the zoo trip went.

Jackie's anonymous DH