This sweet white daffodil has me dreaming of spring, friends.
Have a dreamy weekend!
Because last week Gale said it was okay to use this topic every week . . . I’m once again posting three things making me happy right now.
And there you have my list of three things making me happy this week. I hope you have lots making you happy, too.
If you wrote a post for today please include your link below.
I have a pair of finished socks to show you today . . . the first pair of socks I’ve finished since July 2019. Remember how I used to knit a pair of socks/month? Yeah. That doesn’t happen anymore. So, a finished pair of socks calls for a little party!
Super fun to knit and, despite how long it took me to finish them, relatively fast, too.
I knit my first ever after thought heel for these socks and, while I can’t say I enjoyed it (picking up those stitches on teeny tiny needles ? not fun) I do really like the way it maintains the striping. I don’t have close ups of it for you, though, because when I gave these to Jessica she immediately put them on and that was that. No more photos.
It’s all good, though, because knitting socks that are instantly loved brings me a lot of joy.
Hello and welcome to the first discussion post on the book Fever by Mary Beth Keane. Today I will be posing questions that concern the setting of the book, the writing style of Mary Beth Keane, and critique of the novel’s strengths and weaknesses. Next week Bonny will tackle the social issues the book addresses and then on February 18th Kym will go deep on the historical fiction basis of the novel.
Before we dive in, though, I have an extra special announcement to make about this month’s discussion posts. We have put together a “book lovers surprise package” to be given to one lucky Fever reader! How do you qualify? Just leave a comment on any of our book discussion blog posts over the next 3 weeks. Your name will be placed in a hat EACH time you make a comment — so the more you share, the more chances you have to win the prize. The winner will be revealed as part of our wrap-up post on February 25. Cool, right?
Okay, let’s discuss Fever!
Please discuss your thoughts regarding these questions in the comments. I will do my best to reply directly so that we can attempt a sort of discussion despite the limitations of this format. See you in the comments and remember – the more you comment, not just this week but also at Bonny’s and Kym’s in the subsequent weeks, the more chances you have to win our special prize!
Hello shortest month of the year. You come with a bonus day in 2020. We’ll be spending that extra day this month remembering my brother-in-law Randy. It feels appropriate . . . an extra day . . . a set apart day . . . a day to take a step forward on this journey of grief we are on.
Hello to more light. It’s not dark when I leave work now and I’m grateful for that every day.
Hello to February Celebrations. Black History Month. Valentine’s Day. President’s Day.
Hello to School Vacation Week and a family trip to New Hampshire.
Hello to all the weather you might bring our way. Potential snow days. Cold crisp nights. Warmish days that start to work their way in between those cold ones.
Hello to the Oscars and the culmination of awards season.
Hello to snow drops and daffodil shoots. Hello to garden dreaming and planning.
Hello to bringing us one step closer to spring with easy passing day.