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I don’t know about your weekend, but mine? It’s been pretty great. Aside from the fun on Friday night, I had a day out–and one that was long overdue–with one of my knitting groups yesterday. We took a little road trip to Winterset, home of those famous covered bridges as well as the birthplace of one Marion Michael Morrison, who grew up to be John Wayne, to visit Heartland Fiber Company, a lovely and friendly yarn shop on the square. Petting the yarn was allowed–even encouraged–and we spent some happy time there after lunch at the fabulous Northside Cafe (the mulberry smoked pulled pork sandwich was incredible), also on the square.

It was a perfect day for a longish drive, with wall-to-wall sunshine (and you know this girl loves sunshine!), clear blue skies, and enough color in the trees to make for a gorgeous first day of autumn. Good people, good food, good times.

The gravy on my spuds was a night out at the community theater here in Ames with my friend, Marti, who’d scored two free tickets to Tomfoolery, a review of satirist Tom Lehrer’s songs. I haven’t laughed that much in a long time, and oh, did it feel good!

Today there are no plans, but it’s another gorgeous day out there and I’m not planning on wasting it inside. These are the best times, right here, right now. I’m not looking to the past or to the future for my happiness. It’s here, now. This moment.

Quote of the day:

Wise folks count their blessings. Fools count their problems.

–Michael Franti


About Kymm

I'm a reader and writer and knitter, a sister, daughter, and friend. This blog is my letter, of love and hate, frustration and joy, rants and praises, to a great big world. You can read it if you want to.

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