My sister-in-law Lydia is celebrating a birthday today and my sister made that gorgeous summer pudding for “cake”. We (the two of them, plus me, my mom, and my brother) gathered on Monday to kick off Lydia’s birthday-week! The only thing better than celebrating a birthday is celebrating in person … and having my sister make the cake is truly the “icing” on that celebration. Happy Birthday, Lydia!
Thinking about … (on that theme of family who are friends) reviving our short-lived cookbook club. Ina (amazon link) and Deb (amazon link) both have cookbooks coming out this fall and Karen, Lydia, Polly, and I are all in to try again with one of them. Our idea is that the four of us take turns hosting and we each prepare a “course” – appetizer, main, side, dessert – to make up the meal (and that we “cook the book” … no repeats!). Ina and Deb both write great recipes for good food. I’m hoping to explore both cookbooks cover to cover … and I’m not sure yet which one I’d vote for. Opinions welcome!
Grateful for … kicking off a new church program year, with continuing and new opportunities for spiritual growth. and especially for the teachers and leaders who make all these opportunities possible. I’m going to be co-leading (with Kristin, our Director of Children’s Ministry) a new Animate Sunday Morning small group … I had an hour-long call with Kristin this week about what we’re going to do and I haven’t been that jazzed after an hour long call in … ?? (interested folks – we’re using this curriculum)
Inspired by … the shorter days (it’s noticeable now where you are, too, right?) and the promise of cooler temperatures, lower humidity, and … pink edges on the hydrangea blooms!!! (do you see that on the image at the top of this post?) … to reconsider my next knit. Typically I’d be squeezing in one last summer top, and maybe?? I’ll knit something short-sleeved in fall-ish colors? we’ll see. I still have (see below) another sock to decide.
Fun. finished … a sock!! and y’all – how pretty is that toe?!
I read this post back in 2018 when it was first published and started adding a decrease into my grafting, but I added it into the first and last stitch. I had a few minutes this afternoon and re-read the post … and shifted that decrease to the 2nd and 2nd to last stitches and whoa! Fun! Finished!
and so is this week.
Wishing y’all the best weekend available.