This and That

 


Good morning! How are you doing? Did you have a good week? Sometimes these days seem the same day in and day out. I like it over all and find it soothing. My week was pretty good, the maple trees are slowly dropping leaves and even though it might be summery temps it feels like early fall. Today is supposed to be cooler and I'm all in for that.

Yesterday I made chocolate chip cookies and zucchini bread (two loaves). The aroma was delightful and I couldn't wait to take a bite of one of those cookies. They might be my favorite cookie.


Since his retirement we have settled into a routine of sorts. I'm still getting used to him being here everyday for lunch and the 'noise' he creates with the tv on. I sit in silence all day long! However, if he puts on Mystery Science Theater I am all in for the distraction. I giggle a lot.

My journaling goals are going quite well. The only task I am unable to incorporate as a daily task is sketching and drawing. There is next week so I will try again. 

I borrowed a book from the library titled Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn. I plan on starting it tomorrow in the morning as part of my non-fiction read. I could use some mindfulness and focus on the here and now. 

 

I'd like to report that the garden is winding down but it is not. That one zucchini plant will not stop! He harvests every other day and keeps bringing in another zucchini. We eat zucchini daily and there are still many more in the fridge.  

I'm really enjoying the sock knitting and have high hopes the second sock will go quickly.  


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  1. We are Mystery Science Theater fans here as well! They are soooo funny! Sounds like a great week. I will be right over for a chocolate chip cookie. ;-) It is an adjustment to having hubby home all the time. Have a good weekend.

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  2. I'm glad you have settled into a routine relatively quickly. I'm a little concerned about things when John retires. It sure is different around here when he works from home, and I'm selfishly glad for days when he goes in to the office! I baked zucchini bread and muffins yesterday and I've got a zucchini quiche in the oven now. Have a nice weekend!

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  3. That book has been one of my favorites since Sally Melville recommended it when she stayed with us on a knitting retreat. It's definitely 'our' kind of book. I know you'll enjoy it.

    And (of course) I, too, am a 'quiet-throughout-the-day' person...I must admit, I get just a bit heepy-creepy when hubby turns on Dr. Phil most afternoons (and then falls asleep in front of the tv!!!)

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  4. My mind is remembering the crisp fall days when we lived in PA. How I miss those cool mornings and the gentle breezes blowing through the windows. The colors of the trees lining our street, were glorious. Yup, I miss that season.

    I am also a non-TV person during the day. Well, I do turn it on when all alone for some background noise but don't sit and watch it. My hubby also falls asleep watching his show after lunch. Must be a male retired thing lol.

    Have a blessed weekend.

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  5. In a non tv person too but we have to keep it on 24/7 for the MIL I'm slowly getting used to it but it's still amazingly distracting. Hope you can freeze some of that zucchini so you can eat it during the winter.

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  6. Sounds like a nice week! I just made a few loaves of zucchini bread too. Enjoy the weekend :)

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  7. Okay, I need to find Mystery Science Theatre! :)

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  8. I like it quite during the day too. Steve ..............well, he's pretty quiet, but doesn't think about the noise of putting away dishes, talking on the phone, stomping on the wood floor. But, I won't complain much. He's PUTTING AWAY THE DISHES!

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  9. Sounds as if you are settling into a routine with hubby now retired and that it is working well. I ust admit I am not a fan of having the TV on during the day either but it can be a good distraction if the weather is bad.

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  10. School has stared back for us (virtually) so we are trying to find the rhythm to our new routine. I bought a new planner and I’m having great fun with it. I do love notebooks, sketchbooks, and planners. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. That programme sounds fun! I am glad to hear that you are finding a routine that is working for you both, it is a big adjustment for you both isn't it? Loving that sock yarn, you are so quick, you have already knit a sock???

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  12. I read his book Wherever you go there you are a long time ago. I loved something he said at the end of the book. I can't recall it now! hahaha. I must go find it and see. Also I love your shawls. I need to find shawls with little to no garter stitch. .........

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  13. It sounds very cozy at your house. Stay safe.

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  14. I've heard about MST2000 but never watched - I'm intrigued! (ditto Dr Who). The fresh zucchini sounds delicious. as does the bread!

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  15. We are seeing leaves dropping, too. No! I love winter -- but not this year. I am dreading when it is too cold to see friends outdoors. The sock is beautiful -- in my favorite colors!

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  16. I like the quiet hours also. Interestingly I like to keep a nonfiction "study" book going. My study book is for quiet moments - often on Sundays but other days as well. I have considered the Kabat-Zinn book from time to time but never picked it up. Warmed baked goods sound heavenly. My favorite cookie is any one made with butter and good vanilla.

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