The other night Dale’s band played at this local pond. I’d never been there before and it’s a great location and the sunset, well, I think the picture speaks for itself.
Here’s to pretty sunsets this weekend, friends!
What a week this has been, huh? I mean, there have been lots of weeks like this for the past, ohhhhhh, 18 months, but this week in particular has made me mad/sad/crazy. In other words, I could use a laugh. Would you like a laugh, too? Or wouldn’t you? I’m not sure which I mean to say but I’m just going to assume a laugh would be welcome. And, luckily for you, I have this friend Brenda who always posts really funny things on Facebook and she makes me laugh. Today I’m sharing 3 memes from her timeline that have made me chuckle and I hope you’ll enjoy them.
There. I feel better and I hope you do, too!
Share a link to your post if you wrote one for today, won’t you?
A Walk in the Woods is finished and blocking on the bed in our guest room as we speak. There will be glamour shots and all that fun stuff, hopefully by next Wednesday. Today, though, I’m joining with Kat to share my new knitting project and current reading with you.
That’s True Colors. It was a strong contender in the Mason Dixon March Mayhem, making it all the way to the Final Four. The original pattern uses 10 different mini skeins but I’m using a gradient kit that I bought from Kim at Fiber Revival a couple of years ago. There are only 5 colors so I’ll just repeat each once twice. I honestly have no idea if I’ll have enough yarn or not and I’m winging it which is totally outside my comfort zone but it’s summer and I’m taking a relaxed approach to my knitting. #thatsmystoryandimstickingtoit There has been some unraveling, mostly when I forget to do the yarn over between the first and second stitch of the wrong side row. It’s suggested as a way to keep a good stretchy edge and I like the way it looks but it’s not charted and I keep forgetting it.
As for reading, if there’s one benefit to a summer cold, coupled with heat and high humidity, it’s forced time inside on the couch. On Monday I finished Every Note Played and started Housekeeping. On Tuesday I finished Housekeeping and started Kindred. Those are three very different and very excellent books resulting in lots and lots of feelings. #cryingisnotgoodforaheadcold You can expect a Summer Book Bingo update soon since finishing those two books got me another bingo.
And that’s what I have for you today – plenty of knitting and plenty of reading, along with resting and healing. #ithinkimbetterthanks
Thanks for all of your well wishes yesterday –
I think it’s safe to say this is a summer cold but I am feeling better today and for that I’m grateful. Edited to add: I wrote this post last night and I was feeling better and assumed I would be this morning as well. However, that’s not the case and it currently feels like my head is going to explode, which is an appealing option at this point since that would give me some relief!
Anyway, looking back at the photos from this past weekend I have to admit I’m not surprised I got sick – it was BUSY! SO busy! But great. C’mon, I’ll show you.
On Friday afternoon Dale and I went to the beach. We had lunch first, starting with great margaritas at Hull’s Kitchen Too.
They went great with the fish tacos we had to eat. I had salmon and chipotle shrimp while Dale had swordfish and cod. Really fresh, very delicious.
Friday night was the usual. You know.
On Saturday morning our contractor put in the posts for our new pergola. Dale decided to try it out right away! The structure was actually completed on Sunday morning but there’s still more to be done with some crushed stone, lights, curtains, and probably some hanging plants. There will be a full reveal of photos once that’s all set.
On Saturday night Hannah and I went to see The Avett Brothers. It was our first concert together and we tailgated for a bit and had a wonderful time at the show. It was so good! We both loved the band and are already plotting to see them again.
Sunday was Jessica’s 40th birthday so we had a little family gathering under the new pergola.
Jessica’s only request was for nachos – easy! And so good, too!
It was hot and humid but a really great afternoon and evening. We played games and listened to music and had margaritas, too.
Hannah made cupcakes and Jack came over for dessert too – Saturday was his 92nd birthday!
It really was a terrific weekend!
Call for a day of rest.
We had a very full and very fun weekend which I’d love to tell you about . . . tomorrow. Because today I’m feeling, as my mom used to say, punky. Stuffy head, sore throat and just generally blah. Summer cold? Allergies? I’m not even sure how to tell the difference I just know that today I’ll be hanging on the couch.