Three on Thursday | 2.7.19

Three on Thursday | 2.7.19

I am joining Carole for Three on Thursday today! And this week, my brain has been full of dreams… garden dreams!! Which have been aptly inspired by the Baker Seed Catalog!

Thing One:

Even though they have an incredibly short bloom time, I have a crazy love for poppies. And, these poppies are filling my dreams!

Thing Two:

In the “Neighbor Garden Wars” my neighbor has been killing it with the array of sunflowers that he plants, however, I think these might help me win BIG this summer!

Thing Three:

Although, it is usually All Tomatoes in our the garden – I am enamored of this celery and this spinach so I am contemplating how to maximize our minimal space to include these!

What is filling your thoughts?

Unraveled Wednesday | 2.6.19

Unraveled Wednesday | 2.6.19

No unraveling yet this month, and I am making some good progress on my shawl of many colors! In my reorganization of the yarn stash, I found 2 more colors of KSH that I did not know I had and added them to the mix. I used one this week and I am now crossing off the colors I have used  twice. I think that I can see the beginning of a glimmer of light down this tunnel! And, that glimmer of light is certainly a motivating factor because I have picked this up to knit almost every day!

Fortunately, I have had the most wonderful knitting companions with my reading this week! Yes, I finished Lethal White and this might be my favorite book thus far in the series. No spoilers from me, and while it is long – the characters unfold more in this story in a good way! I highly recommend this series and gave it 5-stars.

What about you? How is your making going this week?

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P.S. Wasn’t all the Suffragette White impressive last night at the SOTU???

Weekending | 2.4.19

Weekending | 2.4.19

After last week’s bitter cold ended on Saturday! While the morning started with icy crystals they soon vanished with the sunshine and temps for the weekend hung out in the upper 50’s! And this week looks like more “spring” weather is queued up for the week!

Yeah. It was just glorious! No coats, no hats, no mittens, and yes… no socks!

I know this won’t last long, but boy is it a treat!

We made pizza and caught up on True Detective on Saturday night and this season is really very good!

We also made these wings on Sunday for the game and honestly? Way.too.salty! I was very disappointed. And, speaking of disappointment! I thought the game and the halftime show were a huge snore fest!!

But!! I did have a couple of favorite commercials… first: this gem and Alexa Fails… lol. Sherman wants that collar – yesterday!

A bit of morning contemplation on Me and White Supremacy while I sip my coffee and then its off to the normal Monday Routine with some urgency so that I can include some extra time outside to soak up the sun and warmth of this brief, but very welcome, winter respite!

How was your weekend?

P.S. Thank you, Sprite for inspiring a stop at Trader Joe’s for some sunny daffodils!

TGIF | 2.1.19

TGIF | 2.1.19

“Why is equality so assiduously avoided? Why does white America delude itself, and how does it rationalize the evil it retains? – Martin Luther King Jr.

Hello, Friday and Welcome February! The January that seemed to go on forever has finally ended and a new month is upon us! Add to that each day there are a few more minutes of daylight are such a good thing! It is sometimes surprising how quickly those minutes add up!

Thinking about – Black History Month and today, I begin the 28-day journey with Layla F. Saad and her Me and White Supremacy workbook. I have been thinking about this with some trepidation – I don’t think any of us are happy to learn unpleasant things about ourselves but, I think that is the only way to truly change – seeing clearly and altering your course. I have also spent some time thinking about Dr. King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail. I do not want to be a “white moderate” that is a grave disappointment.

Grateful for – All the wool clothing and a nice warm house this week and although next week looks like quite a warming trend is heading our way – it was nice to have so many wool sweaters to wear to help me stay warm! I am also grateful that despite The Great Fall my Amaryllis took this week, it continues to bloom! Note to self…find something to be grateful about in all situations and be more like the Amaryllis – keep blooming despite great calamity!

Inspired to – begin again! Daily photos, one second videos, and daily stitching had fallen off my radar and a new month gives me a new opportunity to correct that! The stitching project that I finished this week is waiting for the next step – a little bath and then framing. The little bird is coming together nicely, and I am going to join Christina the next 60-some-days and focus on peace. While I won’t be knitting any birds, I plan to stitch a few more!

Fun, fun, fun – This weekend is the Super Bowl – which seems a bit anti-climactic since the Steeler’s are not one of the teams playing. I think Steve is more excited about the “football food” than he is about watching the game however, he has several squares in the work football pool so we will watch at least part of the game! And, a football game always makes for excellent knitting time! Ha!

That is all I have for this week! Have a great weekend and stay warm everyone!

Unraveled Wednesday | 1.30.19

Unraveled Wednesday | 1.30.19

Welcome to the last Unraveled Wednesday of January and I am so happy that this long-ass month is over! For all the days this month I surely should have accomplished more than I did! I had foolish hopes that my ADVENTurer wrap would be closer to being done and truly, there is no way this will be done for Valentine’s day either.

I am reminding myself here how much I love the fabric and how beautiful it is and, I am ignoring how challenging KSH is to work with. So. Slowly but surely it will be finished. Slowly… and that is okay!

Reading has been varied and most interesting!

I finished Fear: Trump in the Whitehouse by Bob Woodward. Wow, the things people tell this man are astounding! This was my first Woodward book and I had higher hopes regarding his writing. However, writing aside, it was a compelling listen and I gave it 3 stars.

I finished Marilla of Green Gables. I enjoyed this book, but it is very bittersweet – one that did not have the happiest of endings – or at least not the ending I was hoping for! However, the book provides the loveliest slice of life in the mid 1800’s on Prince Edward Island before Anne… I recommend this book and gave it 4-stars.

I also finished Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities. Wow. So, imagine this… a conversation between Marco Polo and Kublai Khan – one where Marco is describing in great detail the many cities he has visited in his travels. One of my favorite lines: “I speak and speak,” Marco says, “but the listener retains only the words he is expecting.” Truer words were never spoken. This book got 4-stars as well.

Current reads: The Widows of Malabar Hill and Lethal White…

But, what about you? What are you reading this week?

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