When Monday’s are Saturday!

When Monday’s are Saturday!

Greetings from mid-weekend! I know! How awesome is that!

Some things to perk up your Monday:

  1. The Four Day Sweater KAL is in full swing – and Mary is just cruising along! Go, Mary, Go! I am beyond the Great Sweater Divide and will resume knitting on Thursday when Steve heads off for a 3-day work function. Yes, there is a method to me dividing up my time! LOL
  2. Speaking of Mary, she shared this lovely tidbit with me this morning! Yes, I’m still with her – and really, can we all be in a book club together? Perhaps new rules for Presidential candidates should include their reading list, and if they don’t have one – they are automatically disqualified!
  3. I have picked 7 zucchinis, 10 cucumbers, and up today is the first bean harvest!! Gardening FTW!
  4. We had some early sweet corn for dinner last night and yes, it was so delicious!

That is all I have for this Mon-turday! Except this, Monday I think this should be your new plan going forward – BE SATURDAY!

Easing into Monday

Easing into Monday

It was a quiet weekend here with no real plans to do anything, which was perfect.

We did a bit of yard work in the heat, no too much, but just enough and I was pleased to see that this week my first zucchini will be ready for picking!

There was a bit of knitting – clue one is done and I am patiently waiting (okay, maybe not patiently!) for clue two!

And, the rain today will make it easier to get some indoor things done.

How was your weekend?

Weekend Recovery

Weekend Recovery

Do you ever wish you could just skip something? Or have a do-over? Yeah, me too although I am not sure if I would rather skip the weekend or have a do-over.

It started off nicely with the close out of Negroni Week. But, Saturday morning I had a nasty fall in Mt. Lebanon… downhill, hard. Yeah, so perhaps skipping the weekend is a much better idea for me. With my luck, I’d fall again in the “do-over” version! Maybe I just need to plan some recovery time for a day or two more.

I am hobbling around a bit better today and one good thing about being “laid up” over the weekend is that I spent some guilt free time just sitting and reading! I managed to fill in some squares on my Bingo Card, but more on that on Wednesday!

I also, made some changes to a sweater I was unhappily knitting. And, with a bit of gauge help from Mary I frogged Daelyn and have started knitting Stillwater… I am far enough to know that I like the fabric, especially knowing that it will bloom a bit and soften significantly when I wash it. Sometimes, changing things up is the best idea ever.

Today, my big task will be to do laundry accompanied by Marie Antoinette (who I hope to finish today) and some knitting. (and really, hauling laundry down 2 flights of stairs counts as a big task in my book!)

That was my weekend, I hope yours was much less eventful!

A Sunny Start

A Sunny Start

Bright and sunny Monday’s are never a bad thing and this morning was really a glorious start to the week.

This is good because after the weekend of indulging in Cinco de Mayo foods and beverages (and yes – weekend! And, there are still leftovers!), I am in desperate need to take a nice, long, extremely brisk walk this morning!

Did you all catch President Obama receiving the Profile in Courage Award last night? His speech was, as usual, amazing! If you missed it you can watch it in its entirety here.

I also have one long-ass list of stuff to get done this week…

So, with my list in hand – I am off and running! Hope your Monday is amazing!

Dear Monday

Dear Monday

On this rainy Monday, it seems like a good day to get out the mail bag! So, lets see what we have in there!

Dear Target,

Can you please explain to me the thought process behind how you stock shelves after your stores have opened?

Do you really think that customers appreciate not being able to navigate the main aisles due to the cluster-fuck of employees with hand carts blocking the way?

Oh, and their utter rudeness at being inconvenienced by your customers is really awesome… NOT.

Regards,

Your Used to be Customer

Dear Mother Birds,

It all started with Mrs. Robin and her nest in the hedge.

Then, Mrs. Sparrow decided to move into the Cardinal House – building her nest in what seemed like a few hours one day last week.

And, the Stone House my kids built for me ages ago has an occupant for the second year in a row! New babies will soon be filling my yard and I could not be happier!

Signed,

One Extremely Happy Bird Nana

Dear Kat,

It has now been four months of daily stitching. Four months that have been the most wonderful thing ever!

Last month, however, was really especially wonderful. You see, all the fabrics were sent from a dear blog friend and her inspiration combined with that of another dear blog friend helped to create May’s “Quilt of Stitches” which you see above.

I am so proud of where your unplanned creativity has taken you. You stepped out of the box and embraced the uncertainty of not having a pattern. You trusted that each day by doing a little, you would end with something wonderful.

Love,

Your Inner Creative Voice

So, this May Day, the month is a blank canvas before us – what will you do with your month?

 

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