Monday, January 23, 2017


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.

How was your weekend?  Mine was wonderfully restful and calm.  While I'm all for weekends with family and celebrations like last weekend, I savor the quiet "boring" ones.  We only ventured out for Saturday evening Mass this weekend.  

I finished reading another book, working on tidying up the house and clean some rooms.  Menu plans were sketched out.  We took our daily walks with Frodo.  I love the nakedness of the trees and while it looks like winter, the birds were tweeting and calling to each other.  A soft sign of approaching another season.

battery operated awesome candles
 I quickly did laundry yesterday so I could enjoy the afternoon knitting and starting my fox softie kit.

How was your weekend?

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Birthday Party

cupcake bouquet!!!
 First of all, I have an immense desire for a cupcake...  Aren't they beautiful?

Last Sunday, my sister had a birthday party and invited family and friends to celebrate.  The day was sunny and perfect.  The buffet food was mostly supplied by my sister and some family members and was healthy with lots of salads to choose from.  She also served soups with gluten free cornbread muffins.

I was surprised at how much work goes into hosting a party.  I guess I forgot when I had the Wedding Luncheon two summers ago.  Memories fade quickly when you get older.  I mostly did dishes in the morning while we prepped in the kitchen and then lots more dishes after we emptied the rented hall and returned back to my sister's house.

Dishes are my thing.  I love to do them, I guess.  My sister and I easily slip into each other's kitchens and have a rhythm that only sisters can have.  I know where most things are in her kitchen and she knows my kitchen system.

paper whites in teacups
 While I knew my family, I did not know some of her friends.  I had a great time placing faces with names I've heard over the years.  As I visited each table, I valued meeting people who are important to my sister.

Everyone enjoyed being gathered together for a joyful celebration.  Relatives, childhood friends, fellow knitting buddies, neighborhood friends or my sister's long time customers all celebrated a birthday milestone.

The slide show was simply the best!  Seeing my little sister and sometimes little me in photos so long ago.  Seems like yesterday I was teasing her (I was a mean sister...).  Fifty years!  my oh my.

We ate, we laughed, we sang "happy birthday" and we mingled.

Happy birthday sister of mine!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Currently on the Needles

I was out of town over the weekend visiting my sister and my family.  Being the positive thinker that I am (ahem..) I brought both books along.  I did read but not very much.  Norwegian Wood is interesting and I feel like I've read this before.  So far the novel is captivating.

Alexander Hamilton is nearly finished.  I enjoy reading this and I am definitely planning on more history book reading in 2017.  After a nice long breezy break reading some plot driven books.  Who knew I'd like to read history?  I hated history in high school with an intense passion.  We age, we grow as humans and our tastes change.

I'm making steady progress on my gradient citron shawl.  I've added the above left over yarn since I ran out of gradient and want my shawl big.  Hopefully I like the way it looks and I'll keep going!!

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny