Friday, October 13, 2017

FMM - Nice, Nicer

Nice:  I won a Starbucks gift card from blogger Kim recently, to celebrate the first day of fall (thanks, Kim!).  Even nicer:  I went to use it at the Starbucks inside our Target and their register crashed, so they gave me my drink for free!  It's a magical gift card.

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Nice:  I was knitting an item and was on a slog of just knitting round and round and round for a lot of inches (not nice:  I can't tell you what it is because it's a Christmas present), and while that kind of knitting is easy, it can get a little tedious.  Even nicer:  I picked it up while Jeff and I watched the Chicago marathon on Sunday morning and I knitted faster and faster during the exciting finishes of the women's wheelchair race and the elite men's race - and I ended up knocking out the rest of the item!  In case you were wondering, knitting fast in Texas helped racers go fast in Chicago.  #fact

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Nice:  Seeing a product at the running store that has your initials on it.  Even nicer:  Getting a sticker for free - now I have a monogram for my sticker board!

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Nice:  Finally, FINALLY, having the first cool front of fall blow in, on Tuesday.  Even nicer:  Opening the windows for the first time since April!  The cooler weather (it was 65 degrees, with a north wind and humidity in the 50s, AHHHHHHHHH) confused the cats - they wanted to go outside when I opened the windows, but then they had to sit and stare at me.  And meow.  Not-so-nice is seeing how dirty the windows are, but now that we probably aren't facing 90+ degree days, maybe we'll be more inclined to get out and clean them.

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Nice:  The prospect of good running weather this weekend.  Even nicer:  Getting to go shop at several running stores in Austin - it's always fun to see what's new and exciting!

Have a great weekend!

22 comments:

  1. One of our local weathermen ran Chicago and posted on his FB page that he was a bit disappointed that he didn't break 3 hours (he ran 3:12:56). Uhhhhh...OK.

    I'm really glad you guys got a break from the heat and all but you do realize when it breaks there, it's probably breaking more over here. 39 degrees this morning.

    Have a great, fun weekend!

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    1. OMG, seriously?? I swear, runners should not post stuff like that. It makes us slower peeps seem reallllllly slow.

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  2. Yay for fall weather! It finally started cooling off here too - it's been nice to get some fresh air again :) Paco looks like he's enjoying it. I hope it's nice weather for your run, and hope you have a good time in Austin!

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  3. Have fun shopping and enjoy the fall. It will be gone before you know it.

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  4. So are you going to a race in Austin this weekend? Did I miss that somewhere?? Anyway, all the nice things are super fun to hear about, especially the free SB's and the cool weather! Oh, and knitting fast is pretty good too :)

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    1. Yes, Diane and I are doing a 5K, last minute thing. Of course it might be raining, so who knows what we'll end up doing, but we're still going because she needs new shoes.

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  5. Glad your weather is cooling off.


    it's off and on here. But eventually it will stay cool and then stay cold...forever (or it seems that way.)

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    1. We've warmed back up again, boo. But I think another cool front is coming in on Sunday. I'd love for it to stick around this time.

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  6. Wow that IS a magical gift card. Fall starbucks drinks are half price today! That's where I'm going after work!

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  7. Ooo, I hope it turns out to be the giftcard that keeps on giving!

    Good for you getting a start on holiday knitting gifts, and helping the marathons! I bought a pattern and yarn I think two years ago now for a gift for someone and still have not made it! Sigh.

    LOL at Henry's face!!!

    Have a fun time in Austin!

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    1. Maybe you should try a different pattern and yarn - sounds like the one you bought just isn't floating your boat, and that's perfectly OK. My theory is that for the time I invest in knitting, I want to love the entire process.

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  8. I love when the cash register breaks...

    Glad to hear it's cooling off by you.

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    1. Well, it warmed up to 90+ today, but by Sunday we should be coolish again. Make up your mind, Texas!

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  9. Cooler weather for you - yay! I'll be sending those hosta to you next week and we'll have to see how they do out there.

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    1. Oh fun - I'm excited to plant the hosta and super hopeful that they survive and thrive!

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  10. We have had the warmest October 16th in a decade yesterday with 78 degrees. To be honest: it didn't have to be that warm in October, it's fall and I love fall season including the cooler temps.

    Nice that you are finally having a break from the heat and humidity.

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    1. I'm with you - it doesn't have to be that warm in October, for crying out loud!

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  11. I'm smiling about you helping out the folks in the marathon. And I get it.
    I was trying to figure out the letter N. I thought Nicole sounded nice with Shelley, but your parents would have been a bit ahead of the times with that name back in our day, I think? I'm certain the N in your name doesn't stand for Nut. Haha Chrissy

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    1. Nut, LOL. The N is actually my maiden name. :)

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