Sunday, April 26, 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 a full one.  We attended two festivals in our local area.  I was on the hunt for my new favorite pottery mug and did find it.  Bliss!  We had a slice of pizza and later some super healthy french fries.  I walked my feet off and was exhausted by the time we were home mid afternoon.  The weather was chilly and I was wishing for that sun to peek out.

After a quick dinner, we headed to my husband's new office to finish up filing and hanging diplomas.  We were fast and furious!  In the evening I made great progress on knitting my cardigan while watching an episode of Selfridges.

Today was Mass, and lucky for me, the baby sat right in front of me.  I can honestly say I cannot remember the sermon, I was too busy watching him bounce, drop toys for me to pick up and just delight in his happiness.  He got a little cranky near the end but over all what a well behaved baby.

I'm doing laundry and soon when I hit publish, I'll be knitting some more.

How was your weekend?

Friday, April 24, 2015

Daffodil Daze

Don't let these photos of daffodils lead you to believe that spring has been staying around this week.  Yesterday I saw snow...yep.  That is a first for my daughter's birthday, SNOW.  Poor Frodo was shivering while we were outside, even he cannot believe this cold spring.  However, another warm up is in the forecast and I'm focusing on the flowers and the trees that are welcoming the long daylight hours by sprouting blooming and greening up my views.

We've chosen paint colors for the main level and early May will be the 'big job'.  I'm the prep gal and the cleaner upper gal.  Luckily my husband will paint as long as there is music playing, sounds like a match made in heaven.  I have high hopes that we can finish in a week, but if not that's okay.

Yesterday we drove to our daughter's town to have a celebratory birthday dinner with her.  In the fall, she and her soon to be husband will be moving to the west coast for his post doc.  I will miss her but I'm happy they have this wonderful opportunity.  Daily I repeat positive affirmations, focus on the here and now, and already have some future travel plans to visit them in the next year.

When we were first married, I moved to Texas with my husband and lived there two years far far away from my family in PA.  The internet was not invented then and neither were cell phones.  I was supposed to call my mother weekly but I called her daily and my phone bills were enormous.  So I'm thankful for technology and the connections we will have while they are far away.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Currently on the Needles

Progress on my second hitofude cardigan is coming along slowly.  This past week, I haven't had much knitting time, the weather called me by name and I was outside being active instead of inside knitting away.  I'm over half way with the first stage of the pattern.

I'm currently reading Shipping News which continues to be a slow read for me.  Every once in a while something happens and renews my interest to keep on reading.  It would help if I read during the day when I wasn't tired!  I'm also savoring this magazine Bella Grace, the photography and words are inspirational and I see many instagram friends in the pages.  Lovely :)

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams