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!
So much reading! I keep saying I need to read more, and then when the evening comes I just feel so mentally exhausted and beyond thinking I end up automatically turning on the TV. I tell myself it’s ok because at least I’m knitting, but really, I just need to stop doing this. I did manage to finally finish the second sock of the pair I started last August, so that’s a good thing! But I’m only halfway through History of Wolves, and I keep adding more books to my TBR list. Argh.
I really enjoyed Cheers way back when, and I’m not surprised that it’s aged well 🙂 . By the way: You were right about Black Mirror—I managed two episodes, but then ended up having to shut the third one off about five minutes in and I haven’t been able to work up the courage to go back and try another episode. I’ve been re-watching Star Trek Voyager, because the world just seems to be too much for anything else right now.
A big project like a blanket sounds good! Do you already have a pattern/yarn in mind? I’ve been contemplating doing a scrap blanket/throw for my 20-year-old son’s bed…
Love the song Gone, and have added it to my latest playlist 🙂 . A couple of weeks ago I listened to iTunes’ alternative radio “station” and made a new playlist for myself. Some of the notable songs (for me) are: Lash Out by Alice Merton (think angry anthem song!); Good Man by Jason Rutledge; Power Over Me by Dermot Kennedy; Cruel Spring by Sarah MacDougall; Modern Man, and also Deep Blue, by Arcade Fire. There’s also the entire Civilianaires album by The Trews, which I can’t seem to stop listening to.
A week at home sounds lovely. We stayed home for my youngest son’s March Break and did a few things we’ve been meaning to do for a long while (we went to two art galleries). It’s so nice to just explore locally. I hope you have a great week, Kate! 🙂
I tend to go in spurts with reading. Mostly because once I start a book, I tend not to be able to put it down. It does take me longer to finish any knitting project though!!
I’ve been thinking of starting a scrap sock yarn blanket for a long time and certainly have the yarn! I think that would be more of a years long project though – I have yarn for *this one* so maybe I’ll try that?
And THANK YOU for the song recommendations. I absolutely love the one from Alice Merton. I’ve played it a few times this morning already.
🙂 Hope your week is going well! 🙂
Ally Bean says
I agree with you about your doubts regarding that fortune cookie fortune. A person can be grateful without necessarily experiencing failure. Gratitude is a mindset, failure or success happen regardless of your mindset. I dunno, maybe I’m overthinking it here.
I love that artwork. Lost Art has the best colors.
I’ve gotten hooked on StarTrek TNG lately. I don’t know why but rewatching those shows has made me appreciate how prescient much of it was. It seems as timely as today’s news.
And that’s about all there is of note from me. Last week was a mess of unfulfilled goals, hoping this week will be better. At least it’s pretty here today so I’ll groove on that.
I think my thoughts are aligned with you on the fortune.
I LOVE StarTrek TNG. Jesse and I used to watch reruns of that when we were first married.
I think we all have weeks that go like that. I know I do. Hope you’re still enjoying good weather!!! 🙂