Friday, May 22, 2015

Serendipitous Life

I cannot believe that the painting was one week ago.  Bright splashes of color that seemed bold and unreal when they were first applied now seem like they've been here for months.  I adore the green that I was skeptical about.  Each morning when I wake up and start the coffee, I sit and write in my journal and enjoy the new feeling in the kitchen.  Old lady green?  Never.

Above those nasty kitchen cabinets (you know, the dust and grime collection area) I rescued my tiny collection of apothecary jars that I picked up here and there throughout our marriage.  I decided to clean them, fill them and display them.  My favorite is the orange lentils.  In the others are two varieties of popcorn and petite white lentils.  Whenever I am in Pittsburgh and in a Whole Foods store,  I load up on "rare to me" seeds and grains.  I would love a Whole Foods store near me but the closest is Philly area and that is not close enough.

Moving along on my long list of "things to do before the wedding" an item that has been haunting both of us is the third car that is not being driven by anyone and the battery keeps dying on us.  Yesterday I said to my husband "we are selling this car by the end of the month".  A car service came to jump the car (again) and through chatting with the service man he mentioned that his boss might want to buy the car.

My husband and I drove to the car center and yep, we are now unburdened.  Phew.  Later my husband stated "Sell the car by the end of the month??  How about within the hour!".  Serendipitous.

I will have a full house this weekend.  The engaged couple will be here attending to various details and my son decided to come home for a few weeks.  I've been cleaning, making beds and soon filling the cupboards with food.  I've got some plans for our weekend if the weather is kind.

Just a note that because this weekend we have a long three day weekend, I will probably post the weekend post on Monday instead of Sunday.

Have a good weekend!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Currently on the Needles

I've been daydreaming of new knitting projects, some lace weight cardigans that "go" with my pieces already in the closet.  Airy lightweight sweaters.  Sigh.  I am NOT casting on anything new until something, anything is finished!  As I type this, my citron is ever so close to being finished, hopefully today.  Once that is off the needles, I'm tackling the hitofude cardigan and the baby blanket.

The painting week really through my knitting productivity off course.

My reading has changed, I'm on book two of the Big Stone Gap series by Adriana Trigiani.  So so so good.  I love how the book is about a community and the events.  I've read this book before (Big Cherry Holler) but luckily I do not remember the plot.  So I'm guessing it will read as a new read, an extra bonus for me!

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Sunday, May 17, 2015


Weekends are for memory making, 
relaxing and enjoying quiet moments of our days.  
If you would like, please share your weekend moments 
  in the comment section with a link to your blog.

My weekend was kind of nice, was yours?  As I sit here typing this post, the sun is shining outside and the birds are singing away.  All of the trees and bushes are green, even the ones around our house that the deer mowed down through the winter.  I believe they will look completely healthy green by the wedding.  I hope so, I really don't want to rip all of them out.  But then again, I don't want dead bushes in my yard.
Fingers crossed!!

Our daughter was visiting for the weekend and we got out and walked.  Frodo was thrilled to be outside as well.

The bulk of the painting is finished.  PHEW.  My husband did the majority of the work, God bless him.  He is a driven possessed painter; he worked until 9 p.m. sometimes.  So now we have those spots where paint is not supposed to be and someone has to fix that (not me??).  Also he is still repairing part of the ceiling in the family room where the taping bubbled.  We were talking about how maybe we are getting too old for this kind of home maintenance, the aches and pains.  However, a good night's sleep did wonders for the recovery time.  I am still sore, especially my hands, because of my RA. In a few days, I should be back to normal.

My weekend:

:: roasted potatoes :: baked chicken :: sugar cookies :: humidity :: easing into a knitting lull :: swinging on the patio :: sunglasses :: being grateful and thankful :: pizza :: wings ::

How was your weekend?  I'd love to hear!!