I usually write so that my mom knows how my day went, but with her knowing as I’m with her, I’ve forgotten to write.
It’s been a good holiday so far. I spent a day and night with my brother, sister in law, niece and nephew. I laugh that I come to visit the whole family, but end up spending all my time with my sister in law. It was fun even though the Chinese food place was closed Mondays:(. We spent the time picking blackberries instead. It was pretty cool because we were at my brother’s golf course so we used the lift to get to the high berries. So fun to be able to reach all the good berries!
My SIL and I got out for a run on Tuesday morning. She is recovering from an ankle injury so we took it easy and did 4.8km in walk/running.
I checked my oil and headed up island. I stopped at the Origin Gluten Free Bakery. The guy said I came on the worst day as they were short staffed so they didn’t have much product. I still enjoyed a very moist lemon poppyseed muffin.
I moved on to finding a yarn store I had missed the last time I was on the island. I was in the wrong side of the road so took it as a sign I should grab oil from the gas station I turned around in. I hung out for about forty five minutes waiting for this yarn store to open, only to see absolutely no indication of it. I called the number twice and then gave up. I finally got a response to an email in the evening saying the store is permanently closed. I really wish they had updated their website!!!!
I made my way up the island, but got to two towns away from my parents when my truck started making a very loud, weird noise:(. It had nothing to do with my engine, but was horrible!
I spent the day with my parents catching up.
Wednesday we went into the city for my mom’s appointment (after I did a run, workout and yoga). We had lunch afterwards, and visited two sewing stores and a yarn store. I found fabric for two project bags, but saw so much other fabric I wanted! I also found some yarn for socks for my mom and a toque for my dad.
We tried to go to Costco, but realized neither of us had our debit cards with us🤣 I finished my socks and balled up the new yarn.
This morning I did a quick run around the local field and then went for a walk along the rail trail with my mom. it’s nice to have my mom feeling like taking walks:)
I have spent the day sewing and got one of my tank tops made. I made the binding for the arm holes about an inch too long so the arm holes are a little looser than I want, but I’ll fix the next one.
I also finished knitting a hat for my niece. She had chosen the yarn last time I visited and then chose the patternthis time. I love how it turned out.
This is the Martine Hat out of Color Story Yarn in Orchid. The picture was taken in the dark so doesn’t do justice to the colours.
The best part is that I have enough yarn left to make socks for myself.
I’ve also started a beanie for my dad.
Well there you have it- the start of my holiday.