Tuesday Things

Last week was spring break. We went to a science museum, a trampoline park, Candytopia. We ate good food, crafted, read books and know we’re getting back into the swing of things. Violet starts dive and Abram has baseball tryouts tonight. For as slow as February went, I don’t really know what happened to March and I’m sure April is going to fly by as well.

Knitting: I’m still working on the same sock – though I’m finally working on the foot so the end is in sight. I’ve been working on holding my yarn in a more ergonomic fashion (if I want to knit well into my 80’s I’m going to have to take care of my joints!!) and while I’m starting to get the hang of it – I’m slower. It’s a learning curve.

Watching: I did watch the final season of Catastrophe. I hated the ending. I got all the symbolism and I read all the critics RAVES and yeah, I get it. I just don’t like it. But I also kind of love it. I’m freaking conflicted. About the whole show to be honest. And Cheers. I really love this show so far.

Reading: I’ve been reading a ton (which is probably why I don’t have much completed on the knitting!). I finished You Think It, I’ll Say It which is full of short stories. I think I need more short stories in my in my life. I’m not good at putting down a book after I pick it up, so this gave me great stopping points and yet I still wanted to come back and pick it up so I went through it quickly. Also read All The Bright Places which I hated for lots of reasons but mostly because I think it romanticized things that aren’t in the least romantic. I’m currently reading There There which is a novel, but also a bit like a compilation of short stories, and it is so good.

Making: Tonight, I’m making these crispy smashed potatoes because they’re delicious. I have some extra white whole wheat flour that’s been sitting waiting to be used up so I’m going to attempt whole wheat chocolate chip cookies. I’ve found a slew of recipes online, but I NOW I don’t know which one to choose.

I’ve also been making progress on getting things organized and spring cleaned. We’ll be having a yard sale this spring. For as much of a not stuff person as I am, I sure do seem to have a LOT of stuff. I’m ready to have it find some new homes.

How about you? What have you been -ing this week?

Tuesday Things

I don’t know if this is true, but it fits with the growth mindset goal.
Titled “Lost Art” – loved the colors and the perfection of the D’Nealian cursive.
Library haul
Reading, Knitting

Violet and Abram are home for spring break this week. We’ll be going on a few small adventures, but mostly our plan is to enjoy temperatures in the 40’s, and a chance to unwind before the hectic spring schedule swings into gear. I’m quite certain that May is just as busy as December around here – if not busier. Anyway…that’s us. Here’s my -ing’s for the week:

Reading: I just finished reading Educated by Tara Westover. I have arguments for both a two and a four star rating. I thought the writing was well done – I never wanted to stop reading it – but the book itself just wasn’t for me. Next is “You Think It, I’ll Say It”. Waiting impatiently to see what my book club book is from April.

Watching: I’ve been watching Cheers on Netflix. One or two episodes at night before I go to bed. I was too young to watch it when it first came out, never watched it in syndication, and have found that besides the fashion – it holds up really, really well. At least up until season two – which is how far I’ve managed to get.

Knitting: Finished the hat and pom that match Violet’s scarf in the last week and am still working – slowly – on Jesse’s socks. I don’t know what I’ll cast on when the socks are finished. I’m toying with the idea of working on a blanket after this. I haven’t knit up a blanket it ages but I like the idea.

Listening: This is on repeat because Abram heard it on spotify one day and it’s now his favorite song. We looked up the lyrics yesterday because we could never get the order right…and…depressing. And speaking of depressing (I LOVE it.) And also this which is not depressing because my brother loves funk and usually shares his most recent find and nothing makes washing dishes more enjoyable than a funky beat.

Making: With the kids home, I’m going to be looking for inspiration from either here or here so we can get our craft on. I also recently acquired this cookbook. I have a friend who spends a lot of time in China for work and swears by the recipes so I’m excited to try them.

How about you? Are you making, listening to, watching, or reading anything of note? Hope your week is off to a great start!