Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A Wednesday with Extras.

Long-time (and maybe even not so long) readers probably know that my typical Wednesday routine starts with a walk (lately dark early with Marc), proceeds to knitting class and then to wine and knitting with my sister, Karen. It's a pretty fun way to mark the middle of the week - and with Betty here, we added in a few extras.

First up, we waited until it was light to walk. Hello sunny selfie!
Betty went to Alabama and her husband went to Georgia - this might be the first time she's ever worn a Georgia Tech hat!
A walk to the lake - with a lake view selfie - was high on Betty's list of things to do while she was here. Marc prepared her last night for the hills, and she said she was grateful ... but I think she was more grateful for the training from her hikes in the Colorado mountains (have I mentioned that the cousin who arrives tomorrow lives in Boulder?) last year.

She was proud to tell Marc that she did the whole walk just fine. I told him our pace was a little slower than our usual because we stopped to take photos.
I loved taking photos of my dad composing shots, too. Betty says her daughter likes to take these same photos.

The rest of the morning passed quietly. I'm pretty sure we both knitted at least a little bit.

On the way to the shop for class, we drove by the development where my mom will be moving this fall. Wow! I drive past the site at least once a week and they're making noticeable progress on the homes daily right now. yay for good weather!

I don't have a photo to document the "extra" that Betty added to my knitting class. But I had fun introducing her as "the daughter of the woman who taught me to knit". and then Betty added "and she taught me to knit, too." Betty told me she's surprised how much progress she's made on the sweater. (Wednesdays are usually good "forward progress" days for me, too.)

Karen and I loved sharing our Wednesday evening tradition. Betty didn't share the wine, but she held up the knitting end beautifully. Karen might've even convinced her to try socks. All too soon it was time for the photo we forgot to take yesterday.

And then we drove home ... and the rest of Wednesday played out like it typically does, except that we watched a movie* - and Marc went to bed before it ended and both Betty and I stayed up for the end.

It's nearly midnight now ... for sure another "extra" :-)

It's also nearly Thursday and I can't believe how fast this week is flying by. Good things and all that, I guess. Hoping you've had some good in your week so far and maybe an "extra" (or two)? do share!

*The Man Who Knew Infinity. Marc and I first watched it last weekend and loved it. Highly recommend. and now Betty agrees, too. Also, we all think they should teach "History of Math". None of us had heard of Ramanujan and that seems ... wrong.



9 comments:

  1. More smiling family photos! I love that your family visits include knitting together. Is Betty taking a photo of honeysuckle? If so, it's huge (and I bet it smells wonderful). I know you'll have more fun and extras today!
    P.S. Ryan has had History of Math courses at Gettysburg and CSU. The undergrad. one was dual taught by physics and philosophy professors and really broadened his view. The graduate one focused heavily on proofs and wasn't as much fun. If you're interested, Men of Mathematics by E.T. Bell is a decent book. I think someone should make a movie about Claude Shannon!

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  2. I love that there are so many knitters in your family, too, and that (some of) you get together on a regular basis! And soon Mom will be close by!

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  3. It's so nice that you can get together with your family "on the regular." (And your Mom's new place looks like it's really coming along!) XO

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  4. More smiles, more knitting, more fun!!! I bet you can't wait for your Mom to move up. Thanks for the link to the movie - it's on my list now.

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  5. Sounds like a great - and FULL - day!

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  6. Looks and sounds like you are having a lovely week! And I'm sure you are looking forward to having your mom close by.

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  7. Your week not only sounds busy and full, but delightful, too. How wonderful to have family with you this week!

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  8. A week full of family is always a good thing! Thanks for sharing! xo

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  9. So nice that the weather allowed y'all to enjoy the outdoors. Glad you have documentation that Betty wore a GT hat!

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