Weekending

This weekend was just what I needed. Some time alone. Some time with Dale. Some time with friends. And plenty of food, drink and entertainment throughout.

watercolor for carole knits

On Friday I played with watercolors in my journal. It’s my first time using this medium (since grade school, anyway) and I truly enjoyed it. I also spent some time on Friday reading and puttering around the house. It’s one of my favorite things to do.

friday night snacks june third for carole knits

Friday evening we had our usual snacks for dinner. The weather was lovely and we were able to spend the entire evening on the deck.

mussels for carole knits

Mussels were on sale at my local grocery store for $1/pound so we feasted on those, too. They were yummy!

deck lights for carole knits

I love when the weather turns warm and the deck becomes a bonus room for us. It can be hot in the afternoon (no shade) but it’s just awesome at night.

holding hands and mason for carole knits

It turned a little chilly once it got dark and we snuggled under a quilt with Mason. He’s generally really good about staying on the couch with us when we’re out there since it’s the only time he’s allowed outside.

apricot raspberry pie for carole knits

On Saturday I had some fun with Jo-Ann. We got pedicures and did a little garden shopping. And in the afternoon I made an apricot raspberry pie to bring to a dinner party at Tina’s. It looks okay, right? It was pretty much a bust. The fruit wasn’t sweet enough and the crumb topping was too brown and crunchy. Not sure how it went wrong but next time I’ll stick to a tried and true banana cream.

bacon egg cheese biscuits for carole knits

On Sunday morning, thanks to a special delivery of biscuits from Sean, I made bacon egg and cheese biscuits for breakfast. They were delish!

plymouth_antique_shop_for carole knits

It was a drizzly and dreary day so we headed to Plymouth where we browsed the various antique shops for a couple of hours.

tavern on the wharf oysters for carole knits

And finally ended up at Tavern on the Wharf for a wonderful time at the bar. There was live music and friendly bartenders and fabulous Island Creek oysters.

It was the perfect end to a perfect weekend.

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Comments

  1. says

    I’m all for reading, puttering, lots of great food, and plenty of deck time, but I’m a bit sad that the pie was a bust. Apricot-raspberry sounds like such a great combination!

  2. says

    Weekends are The Best — and sounds like you had a great one. (Except that pie. Oh, well. Can’t win ’em all, I guess.) Watch out for those watercolors. They’re kind of addicting. . .

  3. says

    looks and sounds delightful (except for the pie fail…that’s a darn it!) – love the watercolors. Are you using paints or pencils?

  4. Jo says

    I am uber jealous about the wonderful sea food you can get on the east coast. Raspberry/apricot sounds so much better than banana cream–maybe some tweaking?

  5. says

    I am so jealous of the antiquing! Oh man, JEALOUS! And, those oysters, wow. They look fantastic! I am sad the pie looked better than it tasted…that is sometimes what happens though, but it sucks!

  6. Vera says

    Sounds like the perfect weekend Carole. And those mussels….yummy. The pie sounds delicious even if it did not work out.

  7. says

    It looks like it was a wonderful weekend. I am so looking forward to a quiet weekend here next weekend. I LOVE the lights you have on your deck!

  8. Lydia S says

    Looks like a lovely weekend, food just taste better when it’s eaten outside doesn’t it!?