Three on Thursday, October 19

Three on Thursday, October 19

Today’s post is going to be fast (and furious!) as I am still working through my lists, although I am nearing completion!

Thing 1:

Some semblance of Halloween decorating will be happening here today. This may involve outside lights of some sort or other. Really. I swear!

Thing 2:

We only have 2 more weeks of our local farmers market and this fact makes me just want to cry! On a bright note, my favorite farmer will have fresh Brussels Sprouts on Saturday. I.cannot.wait!

Thing 3:

We have been doing some planning and pondering about outdoor activity as the weather becomes more inclement…(not too soon, PLEASE!!) But, we really LOVE our walks/runs out at Boyce-Mayview and are contemplating what gear might be best for such weather. If you have any ideas or suggestions, I would really welcome them.

Those are my things for the day… what things are looming in your world today!

AND, if you want to see what things are on others minds, you will find them over at Carole’s!

Three on Thursday, October 12

Three on Thursday, October 12

Vacations are a very good thing, but sometimes re-entry is hard. This is one of those sometimes.

Thing 1:

One of the best things about vacation was that I “pre-planned” blog posts. It was great because all I needed to do was plug-in a photo or two and add some details to the post, then we would tune out and head off for the day. One downfall is that I have lots of catch up to do – on comments and on all your blogs! I am working on that catch up!

Thing 2:

Catch up on other things is equally challenging. Grocery shopping, laundry, and yard work are all clamoring for attention. I am prioritizing grocery shopping so happy hour is not dismal tomorrow, then laundry is up next. As for the yard work? I will get to it when it stops raining! Ha!

Thing 3:

I really liked how well the blog pre-planning went and I especially liked some of the impromptu photos I got with my new iPhone! I also took a ton of photos on my Canon, but I have yet to download them to my PC yet…however, I have begun to rough out blog posts for the remaining days this month AND, yes, I am even thinking about how to switch things up for NaBloPoMo. (Because you know November is looming around the corner!!)

Those are my 3 things for today. What about you? What things are pressing in your world today!

Oh, and if you want to see more thing inspiration, you will find a plethora of that over at Carole’s!

Three on Thursday, October 5

Three on Thursday, October 5

This week’s things are all about Michigan!

Thing 1:

So much good beer. I feel like I am in the Microbrewery Capital of the World. (Okay, maybe not, but #5 is not a bad spot to vacation in!) We are making the rounds and will catch up with all we missed on Saturday at the Empire Hops Festival!

P.S. We have almost tried all the beers on this list…really, so much good!

Thing 2:

Okay, all this beer is best accompanied by good food, and we are working on that as well! But, this “smokehouse sampler” was amazing!

Thing 3:

I love when a “fix” works – and adding a repeat to Nekia was just the thing. It is the perfect length now! (AND, Lake Michigan…I mean really!)

Those are my things this week! Want to see what others are sharing this week? Head to Carole’s to check them out!

Three on Thursday, September 28

Three on Thursday, September 28

This week, just 3 things. Really. No more, no less.

Thing 1:

While walking last week I found these two stunning feathers. I wondered what bird they might have come from; my initial thoughts were either a hawk or an owl. Well, I was wrong on both counts. They are wild turkey feathers (thank you Google!!) It’s kind of nice knowing that the wild turkeys like our walking path. I feel like we are in good company!

Thing 2:

We got a bushel of apples from our local farm market. Really lovely apples, but a bushel. Luckily, I found this recipe thanks to Anni! Now, my riff on this will not include a crock pot, but I think it will still work even without that item! And, apple butter… oh yeah!

Thing 3:

I have been seeing some recipes for Damson Gin on Pinterest and this one looks almost too easy. I have never made Sloe Gin, but I believe the homemade version will be superior to the stuff you find at the Wine and Spirits Store. I love that you use the soaked Damsons in a Crumble. Yeah. My thoughts exactly. Sometimes Pinterest can be the worst time suck on earth, but this was definitely not one of those times!

There you have it, THREE things on Thursday! Now, if you want to read about more things, head on over to Carole’s!

Three on Thursday, September 21

Three on Thursday, September 21

It’s Thursday, and that can only mean one thing!

Yup, I need to come up with three things to tell you about today!

I could tell you that the process of sleeve lengthening has begun, but it hasn’t. It was usurped by Nekia lengthening – that’s right. I have worn Nekia twice now and I am constantly pulling it down. So, it obviously needs a bit more length.

I could tell you about my insane urge to cast on all the things, but I am showing remarkable restraint!

I could also tell you about being in a dieting holding pattern six weeks and counting…no losses, and no gains either. However, this does nothing to help these last 30-ish pounds I want to lose, but as Steve reminds me daily that muscle weighs more than fat, so hopefully this means I am gaining one and losing the other.

But, rather this week I find myself longing for what was and mourning what might have been.

And, really regretting that we are stuck with Orange Marmalade.

I think there are more than three things here, but it’s a work in progress. Right? What are your Thursday things?

Want to see far more clever things? You will find them all here!

P.S. One final bonus thing: Happy Birthday, Carole! I hope your day is filled with love and joy!

Three on Thursday, September 14

Three on Thursday, September 14

Think Write Thursday has faded into the sunset of summer. While this makes me the tiniest bit sad (like I am with the passing of summer) I agree with Carole that it was beginning to be too much work and not great participation! That being said, I might have had a moment of panic this week as I contemplated what three things I would blather on about here. You know…no instructions just my own brain! LOL However, I am forging ahead so…Welcome to Three Things Thursday!

Thing 1 (I almost feel like Chris Hayes in an All In-ish kind of way)

Learning something new is hard work. This is most certainly true of my Pilates practice – each day I hope that I will do better than the week before and sometimes I win… and sometimes the learning curve is so steep and I feel like I have miles and miles to go. But, I am not quitting and that is truly a thing of wonder for a person who always did everything I could to NOT exercise!

This is also true of making a simple (okay, maybe not so simple) t-shirt ala Alabama Chanin. Who knew that deconstruction could be so much work!! Now I have all the pieces apart, I am just working on the putting them back together part, but first some simple (no, really – SIMPLE) embellishment. I can see how this can be addictive. And I am already contemplating stenciling… I have more t-shirts so I think this could be a very good thing. I am also pondering RIT dyes so that they are not all white… stay tuned!

Thing 2

Occasionally I find something funny on the internet. I know, who’da thunk it! This week’s chuckle was served up by Victoria Elizabeth Barnes (I especially related to this awesome sentence: “…and listening to Paul tell me what I’ve done wrong recently.”) Yep, I can soooo relate.

Speaking of the internet, sometimes it is also filled with things that make me gasp in wonder. It is especially wonderful that this link was brought to my attention by Vicki. Proceed with caution… there is so much inspiration here! Just wow, amirite?

Thing 3 

I have been thinking lots (and I mean lots!!) about where my stitching will take me next year. I absolutely do not want to “be done” on December 31st but I don’t want to do the same thing all over again next year. So, I have come up with what I hope will be an exciting plan; I will stitch the four seasons. I have purchased more linen and each piece will be larger. I will still stitch daily, but each project will last longer. I am excited and energized about this new idea which will start this year on the first day of winter, December 21.

Then, what am I going to do with all my months of stiching from this year? Well, I have gotten some guidance from Margene on how to prep them to stitch them together – I will begin working on this after we get back from visiting my kids in October. Unlike each day of stitching, this will require some planning. But, my thought process has begun – up next some drafting on paper!

There you have my Things for this Thursday… whew, that was way easier than I thought it would be!

Would you like to see more (and possibly more brilliant) Thursday Things? You will find them all here!

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