Vacations are a very good thing, but sometimes re-entry is hard. This is one of those sometimes.
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!
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!
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!
This week’s things are all about Michigan!
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!
Okay, all this beer is best accompanied by good food, and we are working on that as well! But, this “smokehouse sampler” was amazing!
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!
This week, just 3 things. Really. No more, no less.
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!
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!
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!
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!