Happy Monday friends! Today was more like a Sunday for me, as I had a three day weekend. I had a doctor’s appointment mid-day, and I just took the entire day off.
But let’s back up to Saturday. Early Saturday included a trip to a local fall festival in a nearby little town. It has become a tradition for me, my sister, and my grandparents to all meet up and enjoy the morning together. I always enjoy spending time with my grandparents, and now that I’m fully immersed into adulthood, it just doesn’t happen frequently enough these days! I didn’t buy anything except a couple of jars of jelly – one grape, and one strawberry blueberry. I have tried both, and they are very tasty! I also saw some friends that I hadn’t seen in a while, and a few clients from work!
The rest of Saturday included starting a new craft. I have been wanting to find something where I can make something while enjoying a little bit of alone time when I need to escape from reality for a while. So, enter sewing. My mom has been making quilts recently, including one for me, and I decided that I wanted to try sewing something. But I knew that I needed something small and simple. I went with her to a fabric store Saturday around lunch and found a pattern for placemats, so I picked that up. I got the first one made Saturday evening, and the only thing left to do is bind the back of it.
Sunday I spent some more time with my sister and we met a friend for lunch and to meet her horse, Joey. I hadn’t seen Sarah in some time, so it was nice to catch up, and to finally meet Joey, who was born this spring. I ended Sunday sewing some more, and was able to finish the other three placemat tops. I just need to pin them, quilt them, and do the binding. Ideally, they will be ready for use after next weekend, but we’ll see.
And today involved some dog training time and a doctors appointment. I’ve felt like my work/life balance has been tipped more towards work lately, so I decided to take today off knowing I was going to be about 10 minutes away from my training facility, and I have a trial coming up in a few weeks, so we need the training time. So Seth and I left this morning around 9:15, trained for about 35 minutes, and I headed to the doctor. Seth was a trooper, and didn’t chew my car seat while I was in the doctor. He can be a chewer, and with his crate just in my tiny backseat, he is right up against both the front and back seats. But the weather was nice with a breeze in the 50s, so he was quite comfortable to nap in the car with the windows cracked today.
My doctors appointment went fine. I have to go for labs to have my thyroid numbers checked since we altered my dosage a couple of months ago. And he checked my ears, nose, throat, and listened to my lungs since I’ve had my cough for over a month now. No infection, just inflammation due to allergies. So, I’ll start a nasal spray (which I absolutely hate) and hope that helps until we start getting good freezes to kill all of the weeds! We are due to have a frost tonight, so hopefully it will be soon!
Speaking of the weather, today has been magical. It has been in the 50s all day, with a breeze. It is cool, but I was able to throw on a long-sleeved tee and a vest, and I was a happy girl! Now we just need all of the days to be like this!
How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? Are you a fan of fall weather?