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November 2, 2018

camaraderie, familiar, and costumes
posted by soe 1:13 am


Three beautiful things from my past week:

1. My fall volleyball team finished up its season with a loss, a trip to the bar, and the promise of playing together again in January when the season starts back up at that location. We aren’t a great team, or even good, really, but we enjoy ourselves and each other, and are a supportive team. (I have a new team that I’ll play with for the next six weeks and an offer from our team captain to play pick-up volleyball at her school after work on Tuesdays.)

2. Working in stockinette in the round and re-reading a favorite book (Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets, the illustrated edition) work well together. I don’t need to look at my work, and I know what happens in the story, so it is less urgent that I turn the page *right this minute*, rather than after I get to the end of the needle, but I make lots of progress because I don’t get bored.

3. Between a costume contest at my office and handing out candy on our stoop, I saw a number of great outfits this Halloween. My favorites were the gender bending Mary Poppins and chimney-sweep Bert (apparently the young woman ordered the Mary Poppins costume online only to find when it arrived that it was far too long for her petite frame and her male friend was game to switch things up); Sesame Street‘s The Count, who had spats, fancy glasses, and numbers on a string and who did the laugh on request (her officemates were Bert and Kermit); and a boy dressed as Edgar Allen Poe, complete with fake raven and quill pen.

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world lately?

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