Monday, November 2

Living and Learning: The Week Ahead...

Church in the Home
It's hard to believe that we have to start thinking about the Nativity Fast and the feasts that occur during November and December.  One of the tasks that I must accomplish as soon as I can, is to order our chocolate coins for Saint Nicholas Day.  I love the ones that Paidea Classics stock.  They are beautiful and delicious and it is such a thrill to see a few golden coins in our shoes on Saint Nicholas Day morn.

On My Needles
I just cast on to my second Audrey Hat this afternoon and am really looking forward to having a second wool hat (view my Yarrow Bloom version HERE) to wear this autumn and winter.  I've chosen to knit this one in the Onyx colorway of Madeline Tosh in DK weight yarn.  Hopefully, this will be a quick knit!

My husband and I really enjoy going to James Bond movies and I am really hoping that we'll get a chance to sneak out on a date to see the latest installment:

In the News
Have you seen the article, Hygge:  A Heart-Warming Lesson from Denmark, on the college in the United Kingdom that is now teaching students how to practice the Danish art of Hygge?  Hygge is the concept of coziness, and all things that give the feeling of warmth, comfort and joy.  Apparently is a huge movement around the world.  I would love to audit that college course, wouldn't you?

Sweet Treats
I made two pies for our Thanksgiving dinner's dessert and I wanted to serve it with some ice cream.  On a whim, I bought Yuengling's Vanilla Ice Cream and was thrilled with the delicious flavor.  Our store carries several flavors and I plan to get a little more before the fast to taste test.  

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