Weekends

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.


I love long weekends and this one will still be going for another two days :)  Yesterday, friends of ours came over to share a meal and celebrate my friend's retirement.  She now can knit whenever she wants.  For a surprise I bought a bakery cake.....you know the kind-it's knee deep in icing and totally not healthy at all to eat.  Just thinking about this cake makes me love it so.  Everyone said that the cake was too sweet, too rich but not a crumb was to be found.

We had fun catching up, laughing and picking up where we left off-just like we always do.  Today after Mass I've got tons of laundry to do and a master menu list to make.  Grilling season is upon us so my meals have shifted towards salads of all sorts.  One can never ever have too many salads in their life.

No special plans for the extra weekend holiday.  I have in mind a manic cast on frenzy of knitting projects because well because I can.  

How is your weekend?  I loved reading all about your weekends and enjoyed the sharing of special moments :)

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  1. We have a long weekend here, too - well, Monday is a holiday and then it's school holidays all week, so I guess my weekend will go on until the next one! :)
    Enjoy your knitting time (that is exactly what I am planning to do now, too)!

    http://stitchandpurl.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/weekending-116/

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    1. getting closer to grabbing my knitting but currently someone, ahem, is in my knitting chair!

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  2. Sounds like a good weekend so far. The cake sounds yummy and time with friends is the best.

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  3. The cake sounds just up my street, a real delight and sharing it with friends is even better. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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    1. thank you! you have a great long weekend as well :)

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  4. Ahh retirement does sound wonderful being able to do what ever one wants. I started yesterday a new menu plan for us as now it is getting colder salads are just not cutting it everyone wants warmer food.
    Love leanne

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    1. We are switching to more salads but my favorite foods are the fallish kind. Which is what you are eating!

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  5. I know exactly what kind of cake you are talking about! Glad you are having a great time Karen. It's quiet here, but that's okay, I am doing what I want and the only messes I'm cleaning up are the ones I've made myself.

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    1. It's 50% quiet with one kid gone and I'll take it! There's a lull in this weekend with little to no activities and I have enough leftovers for two days :)

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  6. Ohh I love those kinds of cakes!! Would you care to share sometime, all the different things you put in your salads? (Or have you already written a post on that in the past?) I love salads but am always looking for ways to change it up a bit.
    Here's our weekend! http://ihappyree.blogspot.com/2014/05/weekending_25.html

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    1. I eat the same salad: lettuce, carrots, chickpeas, sliced almonds, 1/2 avocado, balsamic vin. yum yum yum! sometimes I switch it up with cucumbers or cauliflower florets! If I have chicken I will replace the chickpeas with that, but I'm always hungry afterwards, so chickpeas are favored!

      What do you make for your salads?

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  7. Karen, your weekend sounds wonderful...especially that cake! ;) It was so thoughtful of you to have that get together to celebrate the retirement of your neighbor.

    Our weekend has been a mixture of work, play and yummy food! A lot of "living in the moment" here at our house...just as you are experiencing the same in your home! The direct link to the post is
    http://jesusweadorethee.blogspot.com/2014/05/weekends_25.html should anyone care to visit.

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    1. living in the moment is true happiness and contentment! I think it also comes with age :)

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  8. omg...I KNOW that cake well. I'm an icing FREAK!!!!!!!! That good royal icing---buttery, thick, SWEET, YUMMMMMMY!!! (I'm the one who always takes the fork/knife to the icing left behind in the cake box. )

    http://www.woolythyme.typepad.com I've been having a knitting marathon.....so I also can relate to that cast-on feeling you have coming on!

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    1. Well you should have been here because there was more icing than cake! Seriously you could die from the sugar overdose :)

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  9. I love those kinds of cakes! This weekend I'm just sewing!!!

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    1. I saw you showcased on Ginny's blog! you are famous and I wonder why you are sewing away like a madwoman??? Yay!

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  10. It's a long weekend in Scotland too. I had a deadline for my uni course none the less, so I'm looking forward to my Monday off. I think I might read, eat and sleep.

    By the way, you've made me hungry!

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    1. I hope you are sleeping in today and reading at leisure :)

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  11. Love the photo Karen. A meal with friends is always nice, and that cake sounds like it was pretty darn good. I was thinking about salads today, I love salad season. Need to check my recipes so I can make sure I have everything on hand.

    I will link up tomorrow :)

    Enjoy your extra day Karen.

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    1. A salad for lunch has made me a very happy healthy person these days, now I crave them (after the cake craving!)

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  12. Congrats to your friend! And a happy rest of the weekend to you. Ours has turned out to be surprisingly busy and not quiet as we expected, a nice surprise!

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    1. now I can't wait to see what happened on your weekend!

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  13. cake is good and friends are great, but cake and friends together is pretty unbeatable!
    I'm with you on the laundry, and could certainly make use of some master menu planning had I the fortitude to see it through ;)

    our weekend was gardening, a lovely waterfall trip, and visits with mom.
    linking along here:
    http://sweetpotatoclaire.blogspot.com/2014/05/weekending.html

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    1. We live one hour away from a waterfall that is gigantic, I should make it a point to visit one day soon. So happy you were visiting your mom!!

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  14. Hooray for casting on and extra time wandering in Ravelry! A bit of a mixed bag here this weekend but I think I'll take some time to cast on today ;0)
    http://adeolainwonderland.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/weekending_26.html

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    1. ravelry is a blessing and a time waster, but the good kind of time waster :) I have a few ideas swirling about in my head and need to write them down.

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  15. Back to link up :)

    http://www.motheringwithmindfulness.com/2014/05/our-weekend_26.html

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  16. Catching up with friends is always such a wonderful thing : Especially when it's to celebrate such amazing milestones. And a good fatty cake is always just that : GOOD!

    We had a wonderful sunny week-end filled with gardening, walks around the local botanical garden, running through sprinklers an BBQ dinner on the back porch so all in all, a simply wonderful week-end.

    Wishing you an equally lovely week.

    Yanic

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    1. you are lucky you have a back porch. My house lacks a porch, I have a patio but it just isn't the same at all.

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  17. Sounds like a wonderful weekend.

    Here's mine! http://wifemomknitter.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/weekending-26/

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    1. And your weekend looks just as wonderful!

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  18. Sounds like a great weekend, Karen. I love the idea of your cast-on frenzy. :-) We've had a nice weekend antiquing and browsing through the garden center. And knitting, of course. :-)

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    1. we are getting close to browsing a garden center, very close, but for now there is mulch spreading!

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  19. a wonderful weekend, indeed.
    http://throughourgardengate.blogspot.com/2014/05/weekends_26.html

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    1. I see you are celebrating a three year old birthday :)

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  20. WEll I had to work today. Yesterday however, I joined in the celebration of a former premie patients 2nd birthday. So sweet

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    1. aw, that is wonderful to see a special birthday like that :) Bummer about working though.

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  21. sounds like a lovely long weekend!
    http://summerplayshouse.com/2014/05/27/weekending-70/

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    1. looks like you squeezed in some fun this weekend!

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  22. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend! As did we.
    http://hearts812.typepad.com/pick_up_sticks/2014/05/weekending-3.html

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    1. you had a full house! lucky you :)

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  23. Long weekends are the best, aren't they?! It is my goal to learn to knit quicker! I have a big stash of yarn... that is just sitting there. Must jump on that before winter.

    Here is a peek at my weekend: http://www.shetoldstories.com/2014/05/weekending-the-fisherman.html

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    1. you can do it! love your post this week :)

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  24. Love the knitting as it is beautiful.. Just love the weekends and it feels great to get a few chores done, too.. Making jam really is not a chore.. Thanks for hosting..

    http://theblessedhearth.blogspot.ca/2014/05/spring-time-chores.html

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    1. mmmm, jam.....that is not a chore at all :)

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  25. Mmmm, cake. Maybe I should've mentioned all the ice cream I ate in my post: http://inblueink.blogspot.com/2014/05/weekending_28.html
    :-)

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