Butterfly on the butterfly bush makes me happy.
So does the weekend! We’ve got big plans this weekend with our friends and this guy Jimmy Buffett! Woot!
This week for Thursday Things I’m sharing three photos. They aren’t related but I do have something to say about each one.
My brand new owl diffuser from Young Living. It was just released at their convention a week or so ago and, while it’s intended for a child’s room . . . I could not resist. The colors are perfect for our bedroom and it runs for 8+ hours on the intermittent setting and it’s just adorable. I’ve been using it every night with a blend of lavender and bergamot and cedarwood and it’s definitely helping me to sleep. I call that a win all around.
Why is it that my hair always comes out great the day before I’m going to get it cut? It’s like the hairs are saying nooooooooo . . . don’t cut us offfffff . . . we so pretttttty. Does this happen to you, too? In any event, later today things will be shorter. Not by a lot but by some.
Jackie. Because what’s cuter than a little boy in a bathing suit covered in sand? Not much, I say. Especially since I’m not the one who had to get him cleaned up. Heh.
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Today I’m joining Kat and friends with an unraveling post. I don’t actually have any un-raveling to share but I do have a knitting and reading update and that’s what this weekly group is truly all about so here you go.
My current knitting:
The Peace Cowl that I started, oh, about 8 months ago. Yep. I set it aside in the spring and it’s just been waiting for me to get back to it. Once I finished those Disco Socks it seemed like the time was right. I need to check and see how many repeats I’m supposed to do because I think I’m in the home stretch. Well. Except for that i-cord bind off, gawd help me.
My current reading:
I like to call this photo And Then There Was One. That’s right, I just have one Bingo square left to complete my card. I didn’t plan for it to also be the bottom right corner but I kind of love that it is. I’m reading Days Without End for that last square (Historical Fiction) and I should be done within a day or two as it’s not very long.
What are you knitting and reading this week?
I feel like it’s been a while since I wrote a proper weekending post and given that last weekend was sort of a perfect summer weekend, well, now seems like the time to share one.
On Thursday evening we went to Plymouth. We visited the Farmer’s Market that’s held weekly at Plymouth Plantation and I bought some cucumbers, beets, and a blueberry pie. The market was smaller than I expected but there were some interesting vendors and I’m glad we checked it out.
We then headed to the waterfront for some refreshment. We had cocktails at a restaurant by the marina. There were loads of boats and it was a beautiful evening. We also visited another restaurant where we heard some live music and then had ice cream before heading home.
Friday. Well, honestly, I don’t know what happened to Friday. We had talked about the beach or maybe doing some reorganizing of our rooms upstairs but Hannah came over and wedding stuff was discussed and then we decided to visit Jackie and honestly the next thing I knew it was 4:30 pm and we hadn’t even had lunch! We fixed that with burgers on the grill and then settled under the pergola for the evening. There was Mexican Train (Dale truly kicked my ass this time!).
And marshmallows cooked over our mini fire pit. So easy and so fun! It was a great way to end a day that felt very discombobulated.
On Saturday morning we got up and took a walk to the center of town (and the cemetery) and then back home. We then hit up our new local coffee joint, Restoration Coffee, for some refreshment. I had a Double Chocolate Iced with avocado toast and Dale had a hot coffee with an apple turnover. This totally hip place is owned by friends of ours and it is becoming wildly popular and I couldn’t be happier about that.
Dale had to work with the band in the afternoon so I stayed home and spent my time knitting and watching season two of Big Little Lies. So good. When Dale got home we went to Sean’s for a wonderful dinner with a Spanish theme. As usual at Sean’s, everything was fantastic! The special ham with figs and melon, the almonds, the Spanish goat cheese with quince paste . . . not to mention the entree of Spanish chicken and rice and homemade ice cream (along with that blueberry pie I bought) for dessert. The company was great and the food was stupendous.
On Sunday we did a little pre vacation shopping, getting some fresh shirts for Dale and a couple of things for me. We then headed over to the waterfront in Onset for a little afternoon relaxation at the Quahog Republic where we had margaritas and the raw deal, a terrific combo of oysters, littlenecks and cocktail shrimp. There was live music and warm air and it was a really awesome late afternoon.
We came home and watched a few episodes of Breaking Bad (we’ve only just now started this series) and then headed to bed, content with the way we spent our weekend together.
This week, in keeping with our knitting theme, the Macro Monday photo is of these wee stitch markers from The Knitters Helper.
They are only 5mm across so they meet the definition of a true macro photo: larger in the photo than they are in real life.
Here’s to a Monday attitude that is larger than real life, too!