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 quiet and slow going.  Saturday greeted me with drizzle and rain and cool air.  Oh that felt delightful, to wave goodbye to hot and humid.  I browsed a bookstore and flipped through some magazines, window shopping can be fulfilling plus I saved some money in the end.  Yes, I walked out without a purchase in my hand.

We had stir fry and I cobbled together some bok choy, mushrooms, asparagus, snow peas and tofu over buckwheat noodles.  Each time I create this dish, I become more successful at it.

We are hooked on Mad Men now....didn't take long :)  We are approaching our one year anniversary of cutting the cord to satellite services (no cable either).  My husband misses the never ending sports shows but overall we have been quite happy with Netflix and Hulu plus and the local channels.

Sadly, my favorite uncle passed away yesterday after a prolonged illness. This is the uncle who always had a smile to share and loved to make you laugh.  His stories were long and winding and sometimes never ending.  He will be missed.  Phone calls have connected my family, knitting us together and arrangements are being made.  If you could, please keep my Aunt and her children and family in your prayers.  Thank you.

I could not resist a fall cookie!!

How was your weekend?  Please do tell!


  1. Just going to fly over so I can eat that bowl of noodles! Looks delish! Saying prayers for you and your aunt and family xxx Monique

  2. Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your aunt will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Our weekend was nice and cool with a little bit of drizzle on Saturday morning. Not enough to keep my friend and me from walking though. :-) Otherwise it was a relaxed and quiet weekend. Piddled around the house and the family went to the movies yesterday. It was very much needed after the hectic week we had.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.
    We had a wonderful anniversary weekend with some yarn shopping, some bookstore browsing, a few small road trips. All in a great one! http://ihappyree.blogspot.com/2014/09/weekending_15.html

  4. I was sad to read about your Uncle Karen, I will keep your Aunt and family in my prayers.
    Your dinner looks really good and something I would enjoy eating, do you put a sauce on
    We have rain here so I am pretending it's really cold outside [it's not], and am preparing stew for dinner.
    Enjoy a beautiful Monday my friend.

    1. I usually use a blend of canola oil and sesame oil with a tsp of ground ginger, when the vegetables are nearly done I will add a stir fry sauce (in a bottle) or just plain soy sauce and chili paste for some zing. the last issue of vegetarian times has some lovely noodle recipes!!!

  5. We enjoyed a hot, sunny weekend filled with end of summer garden chores, prepping the front lawn for a reseeding, church, homeschool planning, and entertaining a good friend who popped down for a visit. Lots of talking, knitting, and grilled burgers and watermelon. Today a chicken goes in the crockpot since we're starting school! Happy Monday, Karen!

  6. so sorry to hear of your uncle's passing. been thinking about you all weekend. You, and he and his family have been in my prayers and will continue to be.
    hugs, friend.

  7. Karen, I am so sorry to hear of your uncle's passing. Is it Uncle Don? I will be praying for your aunt and family...and for you. May the Lord bless each of you with a peace that passes all understanding. Hugs to you, my friend.

    The fall cookie looks delicious!

  8. sounds comforting, sorry to read about your loss. here is mine:
    have a good week!

  9. Your dinner looks so good- I am inspired. And that cute cookie, yum!
    Making ice cream this weekend and last minute fall planting for us....
    Happy Monday!

  10. Beautiful! Our weekend was busy... and the mitt i started was ripped out... ugh!

  11. I'm so sorry about your uncle. You are all in my prayers. Hugs to you my friend.

  12. I am very sorry to hear about your uncle passing. Thinking of you..

  13. God Bless your Uncle's family. >SOunds like a sweetheart of a guy.

    My weekend was slow and wonderful. Campfire on a cold Friday night. Lots of knitting. :)
    Got those pesky steps in too

  14. Sorry to hear about your uncle, but always glad for how losing someone brings a family together. the cold finally made it to my house this weekend and it was WONDERFUL!

  15. Sounds like a lovely weekend! I wish we could get off the cable tv but Mister likes to watch the news and Grandma would go out of her mind without some noise at home all day.

    Fall cookies! YUM! I am wanting to go home and bake cookies now!!

    Will be praying for you and your family.

  16. sorry to hear about your uncle's passing.

  17. I'm sorry for your loss. I hope good memories of better days help you and your family through these dark times.

  18. Sending love and light to you and your family.

    Meandering through bookstores is a favorite pastime of mine as well!

    This weekend we went hiking as a family for the first time in a long time. It was perfect! The weather was gorgeous and we got to explore a new park. :)

  19. So sorry for your loss Karen. Love, light and peace to you, and your family. xo

  20. Sorry to hear of your loss and will keep your family in prayer. We are enjoying this cooler weather as well and are hoping it stays! Your stir fry looks delicious but really that cookie at the end of your post is what caught my eye!

  21. I always enjoy these weekend posts. I'm so sorry for your loss, though.

    Your fall cookie has me thinking about how I can incorporate some fall themes in my baking this month ... one of these weekends :)

  22. drizzle, book shops, food... yes, we're into fall weekends. (this entry was reflective of this collective that I'm reading now - and contributed to: http://weekendscollected.com)

    so sorry to hear about your uncle. so hard to lose someone.


    1. loved your weekend entry, it echoes the fall season beautifully!

  23. I am sorry for your loss. We said goodbye to a dear man at church last week. My weekend a lovely time of quiet and tending to my creative energies.

  24. So sorry to hear about your Uncle, your family are in my prayers.

  25. I am so sorry to hear about your Uncle. Prayers and love being sent to you, your aunt and the kids.

    Lovely dish. Don't you love it when your really start to perfect your favorite dishes?
    That fantastic fall cookie has to be mentioned-Yum!

  26. I am sorry to hear about your loss. Wishing you peace and strength during this sad time.

    The fall cookie looks so yummy I just want to grab into the screen ;-)

  27. I am so sorry for your and your family's loss. Prayers for peace and comfort and strength...

    That dish looks delicious! AND healthy. A great combo! blessings ~ tanna


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