Thursday, October 21, 2021

I like #231

 Welcome to another week of things to like!  The weather here has been perfect this week, 70s in the day and 50s at night. I love that it's cooling off but not cold.  I've been enjoying getting out and wearing my hand knits (although my office is sweltering which is too bad). 

We went to the OKC philharmonic this weekend and the show theme was humor.  It was really a fantastic and delightful performance all around, with pieces centered around the Carnival of the Animals.  So much fun.

Another good piece of news this week!  We have tracked down several of our older homebound parishioners who disappeared from their last known addresses this week.  We had been very worried about them, and it was great to find where they were (most had moved into nursing homes or assisted livings but weren't well enough to notify the church).  So wonderful to find them!!

Our lab went out to lunch at my favorite pizza place this week to celebrate the grant we got last month (we'd had to reschedule the lunch several times) so it was great to finally get to go all together!

My one big pink zinnia bush (it's adopted bush-like proportions) is really still going gangbusters in the garden.  It's complemented by a giant marigold bush-  I feel like these two wonderful colorful mainstays are giving the finger to all those wretched bugs that killed off everything else in the garden!

I really loved seeing this furry magnolia tree thing as I was walking to my car the other day at work!  I walk past it often, and have frequently seen these structures with blossoms, but I don't recall ever noticing this furry version.  So cool!

I am going to be installing new flooring in my house right after Thanksgiving (talk about chaotic) but I picked out the tile this week after much deliberation, and I'm very happy about that!  I hope the project goes smoothly, more on that later I'm sure!

I loved this Gollum meme a knitting friend posted on instagram this week.  I really truly hate weaving in ends, and my current project has billions.  Of course I'm still knitting on it, (it's never ending) but someday I will have to weave in the ends.

Blue and Spooky wanted to run away with the glue covered chopstick in my hand.  They are a hoot.  And they were leaving Bentley alone which was good.

I hope everyone is having a good week!  Click over to LeeAnna's for more things to like!


  1. Every time I see blue I think he has the sweetest face. What a wonderful list of diverse things to like... your zinnias are gorgeous and I noticed your outfit in the pic is in the same colors!

  2. Hi Shannon! Can't wait to see your flooring in place - that is a huge project. Your pups always, ALWAYS make me smile! That furry magnolia tree blossom is odd - I've never seen/heard to that before! ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. How nice to meet up with friends! My zinnias are still going strong, too. New floor - how exciting! What a meany - not sharing those chopsticks. lol

  4. Loved seeing that photo of you and your work your attire...a little bit funky/cool and so appropriate for an artist like you. Got a chuckle out of that meme; I hate weaving in the ends too!That must be universal.
    Dogs and them both.

  5. I love your zinnia....someday. What a fun group to spend time with and they are you co workers that is a plus. The pups are so cute.