1. I’m feeling thwarted, craftily-speaking. When I wondered what I would knit next on Wednesday, I was serious: I have no knitting project in the works because I’m waiting to see if I get some BIRTHDAY YARN (cough!), my sewing machine at home isn’t sewing, and the honeycomb print smock I’m sewing on my mother’s sewing machine may very well look like a circus tent. A circus tent with wonky armhole facings, which was last night’s challenge.

2. So overall, not as much is happening on this break that I wanted to. But what is the cure for “all sadness and indecision”? Champagne!