Weekends



The weekend was mainly a "do nothing" weekend for me.  A restorative weekend was in order.  On my calendar was penned Rhinebeck! and I had every intention of attending for the first time this year, really I did.  But the closer that date loomed the more I questioned whether I really wanted to spend seven hours total in the car to do a day trip.

I'm sure I've mentioned that I do not like crowds nor do I like to wait much for anything.  I have the luxury in my life to do my grocery shopping with retired people during the day-that's my speed.  So on Thursday, I canceled the kennel stay for Frodo and looked forward to a quiet uneventful boring weekend.  For some reason the "do nothing" weekend felt like a gift. Once the decision was made, I felt completely at peace and happy.

So my weekend contained:

-starting a new knitting project, and yes it's another cowl
-inhaled and soaked up the sights and smells of fall in my back yard, it is completely in every cell of my body :)
-dinner with friends, laughing and catching up with life's details
-clearing off the kitchen counter of papers and stuff.
-gathering up some Christmas knitted gifts to see who gets what
-deciding who is left to knit for
-homemade pizza today which I cannot wait to eat-I'm hungry as I type this
-walking our dog in the afternoons
-sort of looking forward to the time change in November

And dare I say I felt like playing Christmas music!?!?!?  I resisted but I was humming....

How was your weekend?

Joining Amanda




Comments

  1. a boring weekend is what everybody needs from time to time!! sounds like you got a lot done all the same. hmmm, homemade pizza, now i'm hungry too ;) just a "boring" german bread dinner here...

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  2. oh no! no! no!!! not quite yet with the Christmas music!!! (hee, hee!) It'll be here before you know it!! sounds like a perfectly delightful weekend.
    I've kicked around the idea of going back to Rhinebeck...was there several years ago, and was just slightly disappointed; MUCH for spinners; the year we were there there just wasn't a lot of indie dyers with already spun yarn. I was real glad that it wasn't my ultimate destination (a New England week---and Maine!!!! were, and we found many yarn stores en route that were much better than what we found at Rhinebeck--and it was an unseasonably warm weekend, so even people viewing wasn't that great; BUT, we had a horrible trip getting there and I keep wondering if that somewhat colored my visit. Only way to tell would be to go back someday, right???)

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  3. you are the second person to mention christmas music today!!!

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  4. I'm loving the fall right now but as October goes along I've found myself getting excited for the Christmas season too! And Ree's birthday is the beginning of December & plans have already been started for that too. I mentioned Rhinebeck this morning & my husband was ready to jump in the car & take me. Except it's a 2 1/2 drive & I didn't feel prepared enough. But he promised me next year if I plan in advance he'll take me. Something to look forward to! Although if it was a 7 hour trip I'd probably think a little harder about it.

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  5. Christmas music? Ha, you are so funny although I do have my gift list already in the works.
    How was the pizza? I have a feeling I will have to make some before the week is out now that the idea is planted in my head!

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  6. It's felt a bit christmassy here too..it was very misty Saturday morning and I found myself watching The Victorian Christmas!

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  7. Your weekend sounds lovely. I had a do (almost) nothing weekend too and sometimes we need just that. Have a great week!

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  8. Ah Rhinebeck, every year I have every intention of attending and then ....life.
    I love the do nothing weekends, I haven't seen one in weeks and I feel the need to!

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  9. I was listening to my ipod yesterday while running and I had it on shuffle and a bunch of Christmas music popped in. I had to forward it, not quite ready for that.

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  10. What perfect weekend, I think I need one of those relaxing do nothing weekends...maybe next weekend.

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  11. it sounds like you made the very best decision staying around home. i go through the same thing when deciding weather to stay or go, and i guess rhinebeck will always be there next year! now i am hungry for pizza too!

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  12. Sounds like just what you needed. Enjoy the week ahead.

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  13. Ah, the space to be! Precious indeed. I'm wondering what you topped your pizza with?

    Happy week to you.

    Stephanie

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  14. I love "do nothing" weekends. I have to condense mine into Sunday, but that is just what I did yesterday.

    I am so in love with fall this year. The more leaves the tree in the back yard blankets our yard (and the neighbor's), the more I love it. I just wish it would stay consistently cooler!

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  15. I recently sat down & made a list of all my "to-make" gifts. It is rather daunting, and I feel like I haven't enough time to do them all, so I'm reserving the right to decide to just buy a few things & save some of the gift ideas for next year! (No Christmas music yet! I refuse to listen until after Julia's birthday. Although she has been wandering around the house singing "Holly jolly, holly jolly, holly jolly…" so maybe she's feeling it a little early, too!)
    I have never been to Rhinebeck. We lived about an hour away, before we moved to Buffalo the first time, and I always wanted to go. (Incidentally, George's grandfather was from Red Hook, which is next to Rhinebeck.) I planned to go when we lived in Connecticut again the last few years but never made it. We should make plans to both go & meet up there; I think that would be a hoot… xo

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  16. NOOOO! Not Christmas music already! haha! I'm glad you had a great weekend!

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  17. Those quite "do nothing" weekends are so restorative and we all need them. And a seven hour car ride?!?! Ugh. That might have kept me home too.

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    1. I have had that urge myself. Not sure why the Christmas tunes are in my head already. I planned on going to Rhinebeck too. But like you, the 7 hour ride just wasn't calling to me. And I REALLY don't need to get anything, especially since my knitting and spinning haven't been happening as much as it used to. I'm even thinking of skipping New England Fiber in a couple of weeks. We shall see what happens.

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  19. Sounds like a nice weekend. But keep resisting the Christmas Music! Cowls are so fun to knit. I'm working on yours and making progress after having to frog it last week. A do nothing weekend sounds great...so glad you enjoyed.

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  20. I'm not much for crowds, either.
    Given the choice, I'd much rather stay home and make pizza.
    XO

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  21. Oh lady! I've been rocking the Christmas music for a week now! My husband is very very worried about me ;) It sounds like your weekend was exactly what you needed. Do you do an after Christmas recap so we can see all the handmade gifts you gave? I hope so! Happy Monday to you :)

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  22. we went on a beautiful hike in the mountains. there, i collected tons of leaves for who knows what reason...
    the one you photographed is absolutely gorgeous!

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