How was your weekend? Splendid, I hope. Mine was quite fun, our son arrived Friday evening without any problems since the weather was questionable. Earlier in the day, we lost our electricity for six hours, it's been since the beginning of October since the last outage. So while I was inconvenienced the five month full on electricity days were wonderful. I pray I get another five month stint.
Saturday morning I baked a birthday cake for my husband. We had lunch and dinner out, unheard of! My body is begging for regular home meals and yet I resist writing out that pesky menu plan.... Why do restaurants want to use tons of salt in their seasoning. Ugh. Anyways, the day was wonderful having the family here. I appreciate them coming in and traveling and I'm grateful they live where they do so they can drive here and I in turn can drive and visit them.
Yesterday, I started some knitting projects, honestly it was a huge cast on frenzy. I loved it. I started a shawl, my sister's sweater and I've yet to cast on another hat. On the needles already is a hat and a pair of socks. I've ordered some yarn for the toddler cardigan and I hope it arrives quickly and that I have enough (the company only had two skeins left so I'm hedging my bets).
I'm reading Home by Marilynne Robinson and love sinking into the story. I admire how she makes me feel all the emotions while reading. The story is simple, yet the character development is layer upon layer and thought provoking.
While the kids were here, I was knitting away listening to their conversations. Frodo was thrilled to have them home and forgot all about Holly. Holly didn't want to have anything to do with a full house and the noise. She mostly hid in her room, occasionally peeking out then hiding once more. She is literally a scaredy cat.
The Frodo and Holly drama is slightly improving. When they sit beside each other (Frodo on a lap), Holly will gingerly, ever so carefully touch Frodo's paw with her paw. Then she'll do it again. She even rolled onto her back and paw touched.
Trust me, I have burned this memory into my brain to keep bringing it back again and again. Especially when there is barking, hissing and chasing. I don't think there was a cat chase yesterday.. We try our very best to stop or intercede, however - Frodo is mighty fast and Holly is quite daring on where she walks knowing full well he will come out.
We are either stressed out or highly entertained with the unfolding events.
After morning Mass, I've been doing tons of laundry and tidying up the house here and there. We said goodbye to our daughter and son in law as they headed back to their place.
How was your weekend?