Sadly, there has been some unraveling of yarn. I tried, but I could not find the mistake and the pattern was not going to resolve itself. I put it down for a few days but in the end, I knew I would not be happy with the outcome. I want to start again but I think I will change up the colors. This is a lovely pattern and quite easy to follow. Sometimes we learn many good things when we unravel.
Now, my summer book bingo is off to a good beginning. I checked off my first square yesterday with a book that was “blurbed by someone you admire.” Mary recommended The Bookshop on the Corner. A lovely little story set in the Scottish Highlands. Thanks Mary.
So, my week is balancing out. Let’s hope that trend continues. Thanks Kat for hosting Unraveled Wednesdays.
It has been a long time since I had more that one day with nothing scheduled. I have had to remind myself numerous times to relax. I have had a lovely run, a hike on the trail that was a bit warmer than I was expecting, a bit of sewing, a frustrating evening with a knitting project that had to be put aside (I really need a simpler project), and plenty of time to sit on the deck with my book. And there was some good progress made on the travel planning – just 5 weeks now.
On Sunday I decided to tackle my little whimsy garden bed. I created this space a few years ago with some fun garden art using tea cups and pots that have little cracks and breaks. I have not been successful with plantings. I found some large pots that I will fill dirt and add some flowers. I am hoping that having them up, off the ground, will keep the rabbits from snacking on the leaves. We will see. I do know that I want to get back in the garden more often – a great way to melt away stress.
It has been a lovely, long weekend.
I have an extra long, long weekend. We put a snow day on the school calendar this year and it was decided that we didn’t need to make up any days so here we go – four days to see if I can remember how to breathe (it has been a whirlwind at work).
Here is what is on my list:
- An early movie time
- Long walks on the trail
- A slow wander through the grocery store to restock the fridge
- A bit kitting, a bit of sewing, a bit of reading,
- Sitting on the deck with a lovely cup of coffee to start the day and a glass of wine at the other end.
The Think Write Thursday topic for May 25, 2017 is to write about the contents of your purse. Are you a minimalist? Or do you carry around a knapsack? And say, what’s in there, anyway? Tell us what you’ve got in your purse and why!Happy writing!
I love purses! For most of my adult life, I have switched up purses more than is reasonable. I think I have come to a place where I stick with one bag a bit longer but I am not a one bag only type – at least not yet. My current bag is a Namaste. I just switched back to this bag after carrying a Fossil bag since September. I needed some color in my life after a very wet and grey winter that lasted well into spring.
I like to have enough space to carry the basics but still have room for a book or perhaps a knitting project. I have this wonderful organizer that holds many necessities (lip balm, tissues, lotion, hand sanitizer, pens, store cards). And best of all, if I want to change bags, I just lift it out and move it. Sweet deal. My Sojourner is a planner, journal, and wallet. I have a mini Sojourner that hold my earbuds, tissues, and a reusable grocery bag. I like to have exterior pockets for my phone and keys (so they don’t get lost in the bottom of my bag) and a long enough strap to cross over my body leaving my hands free.
So there you have it. I am certainly not a minimalist. And, can you figure out my favorite color?