Knitting: I’m still knitting away at socks for The Second Annual Unofficial DVD Sock Club which is probably what I’ll be doing all year. This month I’m using the Slinky colorway to make a pair for Jesse. I just finished the first one and you can see what the yarn looks like here if you’re interested (but it isn’t all pretty and blocked).
Reading: A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby. I had this book sitting on my bookshelf for years and then I donated it and then I bought it again and then it sat on my shelf again before I picked it up on a whim. I’m about halfway through and for a subject matter as dark as suicide, it’s a rather light hearted read. I don’t know why I donated the original copy, but I’m grateful it found it’s way back into my life.
Eating: Burning Love Mashed Potatoes. They’re magic. Next time I’ll either cut the bacon smaller or cook it beforehand and crumble it up because my onions and mushrooms were well and truly done way before my bacon but it definitely hit the spot on a drizzly Monday evening. (I’ll also be sure to use Yukon golds and add some garlic to the potatoes).
Watching: I finished watching Alias, started watching House of Cards (I hate myself for how much I love Frank and Claire and how badly I want to see them succeed), and am waiting impatiently for season 3 of Orphan Black to come on Amazon Prime. (It took me awhile to get on the Amazon Prime bandwagon, but now that I’m on, I doubt I’ll ever get off.) It sounds like I’ve been watching television a lot more than I actually have. As a matter of fact, Monday was the first time I watched anything in almost a week (whoop-dee-doo) and I needed to watch something because I was falling behind on my socks.
We’ve been working on some house projects (picking out new flooring for the bedrooms upstairs) and getting our ducks in a row for summer activities (already!) and somehow the days seem to disappear before they even start. I keep wishing there was a way to slow it all down. Adding insult to injury: Jess and I have been looking at getting a new (to us) car and talking about how it could very well be the car Violet uses when she gets her license. Just this weekend I was sitting next to a baby thinking, “It was just yesterday that I used to brunch with Violet.” HOW?!? Anyway…all that to say since there isn’t a way to slow it all down, I’ve been soaking it up along with the early spring. Throwing the football with Abram, sitting on the porch knitting with Violet (she’s just starting to learn and I LOVE it), tromping through the muddy woods after dinner listening to them play on their walkie talkies. My heart is happy.