I’m loving this quote right now. We’ve been looking at to-do lists and saying “someday” or “when we get our plan in place” or “when we decide about…” and I’m over it. So this little mantra of mine (for the last two weeks anyway) and a general case of I-might-as-well are getting things done.
We are only a little over a week from school starting. Next week Wednesday, we will be meeting new teachers and putting school supplies in desks. Thursday, I will be dropping them off for their first day. Piano and dance lessons will start. Soccer’s fall season will resume. We will be busy. We are ready, but also wishing for a few more weeks of sunny days at the park or pool. We are actively soaking up the lazy summer goodness while adjusting to school sleep schedules.
Knitting: I’m still working on those August socks. I just haven’t felt like knitting. I should have them done over a week ago and all I have left is one heel on one sock. I just can’t make myself.
Reading: I’m rereading Wurthering Heights. I collect these beautiful Coralie Bickford-Smith hardcover Penguin classics and I try to keep my purchases to books I’ve either read or books I’d like to read, but then I just set them on my shelves so they “look pretty”. I’m trying to remedy that by actually taking them out and using them. Because used books are prettier. Also the characters in this book are terrible. TERRIBLE.
Watching: I watched the second season of “Pushing Daisies” and enjoyed the whole show (though it really didn’t end the way I wanted). Next up was the movie “Seeking a Friend for the End of The World” which was so darkly funny. I laughed aloud often but I don’t know if other people will find it is comical as I did? Finally, I watched the first two episodes of “Stranger Things”. I was a little nervous because it’s labeled as “horror” and I’m such a wimp about reading or watching anything even slightly horrific. I’m too prone to the heebie jeebies and nightmares. In the first five minutes, I was sure there was absolutely no way I was going to be able to handle it, but it’s very well paced. The minute I start getting too creeped out, I’ll turn it off and find some comedy.
In my kitchen: I don’t know if it’s that we’ve had cooler temperatures lately or if it’s my need to try and eat healthier, but I’ve been in the kitchen a lot lately. I made these pistachio bites but I think next time I’m going to try making them with almond butter instead of emulsified dates to cut down on the sugar. We’ve also been loving this fresh rainbow salsa. We eat it with chips but yesterday I threw it over a grilled chicken breast and it was a super delicious way to add some veggies.
I’m also attempting my first quilt. I’m terrified. I spent over 3 hours getting the fabric laid out last night and I’m already certain that when I made my stacks again I screwed up the order so I’m going to have to check each individual row. I’m hoping to start actually sewing it once the kids are back at school but if I can get my August socks done yet in the next day or two, I may work on that instead.
What’s new with you?