Tuesday Things

I’m a little late to posting, but it’s spring. This time of year is not for the faint of heart. (In case you were wondering, these pictures ARE in chronological order and I did about cry when the day after it was over 70° it started snowing and proceeded to snow for 24 hours and yet another bad weather day was called.)

Reading: I’ve read a lot the last two weeks. Most of it drivel. I finished There There by Tommy Orange (★★★★☆). The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (★★☆☆☆). Calypso by David Sedaris (★★★★☆). Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy (★★☆☆☆). I’ve picked up quite a bit of nonfiction from the library and Violet and I made a stop at the bookstore over last weekend so the TBR list is long.

Watching: I bet you can tell from my pile of books that I haven’t been watching much? We all watched the Sandlot the other day which is one of my favorite late 80’s-early 90’s feel good movies and I’m still watching and episode of Cheers every now and again. Of course, the final season of Game of Thrones premiered Sunday so my brother and I have a standing date until we see the final six episodes. I’m not ready for it to be done. I know it’s not for everyone, but the characters are just *so* well done.

Knitting: I managed to {finally} finish the first sock and get a pretty good start on the second sock of Jesse’s pair while watching The Sandlot. The downside is that my gauge is a bit wonky since changing the way I knit and so they actually don’t fit Jesse. The upside, they do fit me.

Making: This shrimp dish, eggroll in a bowl, beans and rice, and carnitas are on the dinner menu this week. I’ve done a little sewing (clothes just aren’t made well anymore so I had to repair a twice worn pair of jeans for Violet), and a little embroidery (Washington D.C. is coming along very slowly), and a lot of list creation.

So that’s me. What have you been up to lately?

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?