This week!! I completely jinxed myself last week when I said we didn’t have any garden pests. Both the zucchini and the pumpkin started wilting and after an inspection and a google search I realized they were lost to the squash vine borer. (Ewwww.) Supposedly they only hatch once a year, so we replanted with fingers crossed that I’ll get some zucchini and Violet will get to carve her very own garden grown jack-o-lantern. Since we were planting we put in some more fava and bush beans and carrots.
Over the weekend we went to the cabin and swam and swam and swam. Swimming off the boat is my favorite. Violet floated and took pictures. She’s responsible for the black and white one up there and I love it. She turns thirteen tomorrow. Tomorrow I will be the mother of a teenager. She’s an awesome one. I’m pretty grateful.
Knitting: I finished my first Evergreen sock on Tuesday night as promised and now I’m about half-way through the chart on the second one. I want to get that sock finished this week so I can cast on this scarf.
Watching: Unsolved Mysteries is still on my list. I’ve had next to no screen time to myself this week. Instead the kids and I have been watching Doctor Who. I started them with Christopher Eccleston because that’s where one should start when watching the Doctor for the first time.
Reading: I finished Roxane Gay’s Hunger and I’m glad I read it. It was a hard book to read. Not because of the writing, I liked her writing. Now, I feel like I want something frivolous. Honestly, I’m craving a day curled up on my gram’s davenport with a Danielle Steele novel in one hand an ice cream sandwich in the other. I can’t have my gram or her davenport, but I may just make the other two things happen this week as a treat.
Making: I have been IN the kitchen this week. We had kale and blueberries this week in the CSA so I preserved the kale for winter soups and made sour cream blueberry muffins that didn’t last 24 hours. If we get more blueberries this week I want to try a blueberry pudding cake. Tracy’s recipes are always a hit. In the land of sourdough, I made English muffins and they turned out!! Next time I make them, I’m going to try putting them in the fridge for 24 hours to get a bit more sourdough flavor. I also attempted to make the cinnamon raisin loaf I’ve made three times before to use as french toast for Violet’s birthday breakfast but it stuck in the pan and made a giant mess. I was really feeling myself until that happened.
So that’s what I’ve been up to this week! Hope you’re all staying safe and staying healthy. What are you -ing?