Weekends


I finished reading the novel, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng and it was good.  She touched upon some difficult topics with elegance.  I miss the characters and felt sad when the book was over.  That's a sign of great story. Ah well, onto some new books.  I've read all of the Agatha Christie books back when I was pregnant with my daughter and in a new to me town with nary a friend.  It was just me and Agatha getting me through those lonely days.  I'm never lonely when I'm with a book.

Anyways my daughter is 29 years old and I'm pretty sure I will not remember any of the stories.



I spent time painting each afternoon, squelching the negative thoughts as best as I could.  Oh I swear I am thinking 'well this is a hot mess' each and every single time.  But then I flip through my book and see the tiny progress and that makes me happy.

You know I wasn't an expert knitter on day one!  There are many many many hours, days, weeks, years and yes, DECADES into honing my skills. 

I am a firm believer that you can do anything you set your mind to doing.


My husband was away presenting a workshop and I had most of my Saturday to myself.  I read, knitted, painted, puzzled, ate left overs and watching many episodes of Anne with an E.  I'd say my day was fantastic.


Today my husband and I went out to lunch to celebrate Father's Day and then did a bit of shopping.  I found two summer dresses that look okay - I'm excited to wear them to church or where ever.


How was your weekend?

Comments

  1. Agatha Christie is a good fall back. This Spring I've been rereading fiction off my own bookshelves. I am amazed at what I don't remember. I really enjoyed A Gentleman in Moscow. Are you reading it? Your yard sure looks pretty. The rain has been good to all the plants.

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  2. We have a full set of Agatha Christie novels we've read through twice and just tonight we were talking about reading them again because we always (almost always) for get who dunnit! lol

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  3. I've read some Agatha Christie books, at a guess 10. Maybe I should print a list and tick which ones but I've probably forgotten who dunnit by now. Perhaps it's a personal challenge for the future.
    Your painting and garden looks beautiful, it sounds like you had a nice weekend enjoying life and reminiscing, Cathy x

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  4. A Gentleman in Moscow is one of my all time favorite books! (and your painting is so inspiring!)

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  5. Sounds like such a nice weekend! Love your painting and A Gentleman in Moscow is a wonderful book - enjoy!!

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  6. Agatha Christie is my fall back when I need something familiar. I have all her books and reread them often. Your painting looks great!

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful weekend. I loved your painting, you underestimate your talent.

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  8. I think your water colors are coming along nicely..
    Our weekend was crazy busy but also wonderful. I reconnected with a friend after 5 year and met her two adorable daughters for the first time and another friend after 3 years. All of our families got together and all our children played and it was just perfect!

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  9. Enjoy Agatha Christie (I like Miss Marple because she knits) and I LOVE your watercolor!

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  10. I was not feeling well all weekend, Im sorry to say . Better today. I got some knitting done. I managed to give Fireman a nice Fathers day with a few surprised. Mostly, though, it was late baseball and trying to rest. Im not reading anything right now..hmmmm

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  11. I have been pondering the question of practicing lately. I don’t give myself the time to practice new diversions - give up too quickly. I like the idea of practicing in a notebook so you can look back and see where you began. Your posts always make me think. Thanks

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  12. I read Agatha Christie back in the day too. And no, I remember nothing.
    Your painting looks great!

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  13. I also have read all of Agatha Christie's murder mysteries! : ) I loved them when I was a teenager. Our weekend was spent returning home from New Hampshire, relaxed and renewed after a lovely week away. On Sunday we puttered around the house and watched the U.S. Open. It really was a perfect day!

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  14. You painted great perspective with those watercolored trees.

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