Once again, I’m borrowing Vicki’s idea (Thank you, Vicki!) for an end of year post. The idea is to share the first line (or two) of the first blog post of each month and a favorite photo (or two) from that … Continue reading A Year in Review | 2017.
Carole is taking a well-deserved break from her blog today, so there’s no official Three on Thursday, but it’s what I’ve planned and I’m going with it anyway! 1. 19 Crimes. Yes, it’s still a thing and now, with more … Continue reading Three on Thursday | Holiday Food and Drink.
For the first time since our snow weekend back in early December, I spent today at home … knitting and reading. It was, quite simply, wonderful. especially accompanied by Alexa playing the Christmas Choirs playlist when I needed to concentrate or Edoardo Ballerini reading The House at the Edge of Night when I didn’t. First thing this morning, I finished the upper back of All the Love and gave it a soak. This sweater is supposed to have 20″ of positive ease (which is unusually big for me); I’ve been regretting that drive-by swatch from Saturday since I’d gone up … Continue reading Unraveled Wednesday.
I hope y’all had a wonderful weekend … and maybe now you’re enjoying a bit of quiet and a glass of wine, with Alexa playing Charlie Brown Christmas … the perfect accompaniment to looking back on these last few days 😊. Saturday morning I hosted the whole family (13 adults and two little boys) for brunch. All three of the non-local grandchildren (now living in DC, New York and Nashville) were here, which made it extra special. Sadly, I have no photos, so you’ll just have to trust me – it was great to see everyone and it was all … Continue reading Christmas Weekending.
Today was my day here at home (well, except for a quick trip to the vet … no worries, Holly’s fine!, a quick stop at my mom’s – lots less boxes!, and a not-so-quick trip to Costco) and I finally … Continue reading Around Here.
… is how my mom described all the unloading and unpacking that happened yesterday, and I think that’s quite positive, given how much unpacking still needs to happen! We started in the kitchen (this is my third kitchen unpacking of … Continue reading A Good Beginning.
By 5 o’clock yesterday, my mom’s place was a mess starting to take shape. We successfully transferred five carloads from my sister’s basement and mine and started unpacking it all. Much of the two carloads that came from my basement were … Continue reading Some Progress.
It seemed like I enjoyed a full month’s worth of merry this past weekend, and yesterday … seemed like a full week’s worth! I went with my mom to sign the final paperwork and pick up her keys (eeep!! we … Continue reading Monday Merriment.
… full of poinsettias, twinkle lights and lots of holiday cheer! Here’s a glamour shot of Bodie, blocked and ready for sleeves and a collar, which I’ve decided will wait until next week … after my mom moves, after Sara’s … Continue reading Mid-December Weekending.
Monday, August 28 was our last day in Alaska. Lydia, Steve and I had a nice morning walk. stunning view of Mount Susitna from Resolution Park Then we finished packing and a last bit of shopping before lunch. loved seeing … Continue reading Alaska | Wrapping Up.