It's go time for the biggest feast of the year and I hope your prep…
Hello there! How was your weekend? What did you do?
It was a quiet weekend over here and that was just what I wanted, frankly. It started Thursday night with our Kiwanis zoom meeting. Hannah joined us, bribing us with snacks if we allowed her to do laundry. Hmmm. Hummus and veggies for the use of my washer and dryer? Yes, please.
On Friday I had Jackie in the afternoon. We’re back to our weekly time together, thank goodness. Lately we’ve been baking together, something we both enjoy. Last week we made banana bread and this week it was Swedish almond cake. Jackie is so proud of everything he cooks and I hope these are times he will remember. We had our Friday Night Snacks ritual in the evening and we played Phase 10. Dale won. Whatevs.
On Saturday morning I was up early, which is my usual routine. But it was a gray and rainy morning so after Dale got up I headed back to our bedroom with my book and a cup of coffee. I spent some good time reading in bed, something I rarely do. It was lovely. In the late afternoon we watched a few episodes of The Crown, I made a calzone, and we played Phase 10. I won. Clearly I have mad skillz.
On Sunday morning my poor guy woke up with vertigo. He spent the better part of the day sleeping, trying to overcome the dizziness. The left me to my own devices so I spent my time reading, knitting, catching up on my One Little Word lessons with Ali Edwards, and making a delicious broccoli cheese soup. I also had to do the chores that Dale normally takes care of, like cleaning up the kitchen and bringing in firewood. Boo.
Dale rallied enough to watch some football. I’ll tell you what I’ve learned this season: I thought I was a Pats fan (and I still am, sort of) but mostly I’m a Tom Brady fan and I was happy to see Tampa Bay win and advance to the next round of play offs. There was no Phase 10.
On Monday, Dale felt better – hooray! It wasn’t that different than Sunday otherwise. I did some knitting and reading. I took some photos of a recently finished hand knit. I blocked my Dissent Cowl. In the late afternoon we finished The Crown and ate leftover calzone. We rounded out the evening with Phase 10. Dale won. I’m sure he cheated.
And that’s the weekend that was. I’m hoping the peace and calm I felt will carry me through the week ahead.
Oh yeah. The amaryllis hasn’t bloomed. Yet.