Sunday, May 19, 2013
I set off with my son to pick up my daughter so there could be some serious brother-sister bonding. Schedules juggled and mission complete! Car rides with new-to-me music courtesy of my son. We tend to have similar tastes so it's an enjoyable listen.
Last night we watched Silver Linings Playbook, if you haven't seen this movie yet you should. I promise you will enjoy it immensely.
Dinner out, dinner in, donuts bought, laundry piles, journal entries, Dr. Who watching, book rearranging, piano music playing and listening to Rent that creates a most pleasant tune in my head "no day like today"
rabbit hunting (this one is Frodo's weekend activity-he almost caught another one-we are calling him a warrior)
and a wee bit of daydreaming which is the best stress reducer
How was your weekend?
Friday, May 17, 2013
Yesterday our son came home and along with him came the dorm stuff. It wasn't as too bad, but boy oh boy it's amazing what they can collect. He is only here for three weeks and then he's off to a summer research math program. So we've tucked some boxes in the dining room, guest room and his room. It would seem that most of the stuff will follow him.
Today will be the epic laundry day. I like to wash all the bedding whenever they move back, it needs to be fresh (and clean). While we are talking about mundane to do lists, I'll be tackling our huge collection of cardboard boxes in the garage. For some unknown reason I save them thinking I'll need them one day in the future. For mailing items or for moving even though I haven't moved in years! When I went out to get the paper this morning, a pile of them fell on one on the cars, yep it needs to be addressed.
Tomorrow our daughter will arrive and we'll be all together for the weekend. The two of them really want to see each other before his eight week program, how can a parent say no to that??
Tried again to find a beach getaway and again nothing came up to my liking. I get sad thinking that we have to skip this year. I also get sad at how much time I waste of a precious day researching.
I hope you have a lovely vacation and enjoy the spring weather!
(the photo above is a nut shell left by our resident squirrel along with the lovely hole he dug to find his morsel of food)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I'm excited to tell you all about a new sweater that I've cast on. Remember my pink sweater? I enjoyed knitting up that pattern so it was only natural to pick up some Madeline Tosh Merino Light and start another one. I adore the top down construction and the intricate detail to the shoulder shaping. What is not to love when there's ruching involved? Exactly! My colorway is "wicked" which makes me sing "defying gravity" (great musical by the way). My love of madeline tosh yarn is overriding my slight concern that this yarn is a single ply. So there is a bit of a worry that it will pill with wear. For now I've thrown caution to the wind and I'm knitting on. My fingers are crossed. Maybe I'll walk without swinging my arms?
While I was in a bookstore, I scoured the area looking for "Call the Midwife" memoir. We only started watching this season and I knew I had to have a copy. I could not locate the memoir, so I asked for some assistance. Poor poor guy. He did bring me a copy but it was one with the actresses from the show plastered on the cover. I wanted the original cover. So off he went-again. And yay for me I have a THE book! I only cracked open the beginning so no opinions yet.
My 100 Year Old Man etc.. has become a "read during the day book". There is history thrown in and when I'm tired it puts me to sleep. (that is how I felt about history while in high school) So I read during the day and find it much more enjoyable. If you like action, adventure and a history lesson this book is for you. There is NOT deep character development and I think that is where my book tastes lie. It is well written and translated.
What are you knitting and reading this week?