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Changing Plans

I had some big plans for this past weekend.  I was going to go to a local arts festival with Dale where I would enter a pie in the pie contest, wear my newly finished Twist sweater and have Dale take photos of said sweater out in the beautiful autumn scenery.

I didn’t do any of those things.  The pie wasn’t up to my standards.  The sweater was still wet from blocking.  And no sweater to model meant no photos.

You know what, though?  I was fine with the change in my plans.  I stayed home and entertained myself with knitting the first clue of the Through the Loops Mystery Socks and watching season three of Alias.  It wasn’t what I planned but it was just what I needed.

I had big plans for Sunday, too.  Dale was off at a Civil War event and I was home alone.  It was chilly so I made a big pot of chicken and rice soup.

I built a fire in the woodstove.

And I wore wool socks for the first time this season.

It was exactly what I planned and it was just what I needed.

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  1. That fire looks so cozy I want to plunk myself down in front of it. Instead I’ll be going to work. We’re scheduled enough on the weekdays, sometimes we just have to let the weekends go where they will.

  2. Actually, that sounds a whole lot like MY weekend. Turned on the fireplace, wore hand-knit socks, mostly was a couch potato with the knitting. It’s kinda nice sometimes, isn’t it?

  3. That cool weather is here! I wore socks this weekend too.

    My plans changed due to the rain on sunday (I thought it was supposed to be a beautiful weekend?). But we had fun!

    Can’t wait to see the finished sweater….

  4. I’m a wimp – I’ve been wearing wool socks for quite a while now 🙂

    Sounds like your weekend turned out to be very relaxing; I love a good relaxing, stay at home and knit, weekend!

  5. That sounds like a great weekend. I wore wool socks for the first time yesterday. It felt good to wear them but I’d trade that feeling for a few more hot sunny days.

  6. A terrific weekend, by all accounts! I LOVE the idea of chicken & rice soup, wanna share that recipe? (And I’ve got on wool socks today!)

  7. Dale may think he enjoyed his weekend, but wait till he sees what happened in the homestead during his absence! You’ll not get him out the door so easily next time! VBG!

  8. Sounds like an enjoyable take-it-easy kind of weekend. The difference in our climates is striking. We’re still wearing shorts down here.

  9. I’m cracking up at the wooly beach socks in front of the fire. Sounds like you had a peaceful weekend.

  10. The socks may be wooly beach socks, but it appears that your feet are wrapped in toasty flames! Isn’t it grand to always have a Plan B?

  11. That fire looks heavenly. We haven’t used the fireplace yet this fall, but given how cold the tips of my fingers are at the moment, I think it won’t be long before we do!

    Which reminds me, we need to buy more wood…

  12. Warm, content, well fed – all great. I love the fact that just because plans change does not mean tragedy has struck, some of the finest hours spent are due to spur of the moment changes – to experience life at its fullest . The chicken and rice soup sounds heavenly, care to share the recipe?

  13. I’ll never admit this to anyone but the internet, but I can’t wait to wear my sweaters and build a fire in the fireplace, not to mention making soup and stew in the crock pot.

    Of course, after the first month or so of doing those things I’m sick of winter and want spring.


  14. I too pulled out the wool socks recently. I don’t know how I forgot how wonderful they are, but I did. Heat just erases my memory like there’s no tomorrow I guess.

  15. Sounds wonderful to me! ;o) I’ve been wearing wool socks a lot lately, camping in a pop-up during autumn is kind of chilly.

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