I’ll get home in time for supper.
Saturday list is not making up for it this week.
Town meeting to represent work and support our request for tax dollar support of our work. There are 83 towns in our service area. Covering all the meetings is a challenge, and so I do my part.
That could go a couple of hours or all day, so you know I will have my knitting with me!
You know I don’t usually re-blog. But this had me cracking up. You could substitute knit for crochet, Or sew, and cuts of fabric for skeins of yarn. It would be true. And let’s not get started with paper crafting and cardstock. lol
We had a really nice weekend, but it started off kinda strange.
Saturday, we planned to meet A’s sisters and brother in-law for breakfast. Pulled in – the place is closed for renovations. So we tried another place, which had no tables for 5. That’s how tiny it was, but we split our party up and had some good food.
Then, we went to the Bangor Shade shop – we need a new shade for the bathroom window, since it overlooks the screened porch. The Bangor Shade shop has no weekend hours.
Next stop, ticket office for the new Cross insurance center to see about tickets to Cirque do Soleil. Closed. No hours posted.
I was getting nervous that the bead store was closed.:-0
But thankfully, our luck changed – it was open, and had everything I needed to make a pile of Laura Nelkins’ Rippled necklace. I also planned out some coordinating earrings, and did sign up for the two up coming beading classes – basic stringing and earrings. Not exciting, but it will get me going.
Then off to the mall to order some new glasses for A, a quick trip to Home Depot, where I found poly resin for my sea glass tray – much cheaper than at craft stores!
Next stop Olive Garden. By now, it was 2:30. Should be able to get a table pretty easily, right? Nope – swim meets and a basketball tournament – 45 minute wait for lunch. We had about enough of Bangor at that point, so headed over the river to Brewer where there was absolutely no wait at Ruby Tuesday, and the grocery store, our next stop, was fairly empty. I guess everyone was over in Bangor.
When we came home, I strung beads on yarn for five necklaces, then started knitting one.
Today was a low-key day. Laundry, the last of the Olympics, and more knitting – finished two necklaces, except sewing on the clasps, and of course, worked on socks. Pair #4 is due to be finished soon, I am around the heel and on the home stretch of the second sock.
Tomorrow, back to the office. Weekends sure are short when work weeks are 50-60 hours long, aren’t they?
But the good news, I spoke to B on the phone today, we have planned a craft day here at the end of the month – that means for me, March is going to be a crafty month!
And the latest big snow monster storm is going out to sea (read Great Britain, sorry, folks, winter isn’t over yet!) south of us, so we might get flurries, but that is it. Gotta love when we miss a storm.
Short list again this week – but I think you should see my Saturday list!
Friday is tax day in SW Harbor, so I will meet my tax buddy at the LL Bean parking lot in Ellsworth at 8, and we will drive down to the Island, do taxes all day, and he will drop me back there around 5. I might get Finelli’s pizza on my way home (yum!), then I will crash on the couch with my knitting.
Saturday, we are having breakfast in a new little place A found in Brewer. Then we will head off to Bangor to the bead store, where I will get some more supplies for knitted necklaces, and sign up for TWO classes – only $120 each, plus supplies. They will be on 2 Saturdays in March. I am excited as I have wanted to take classes there for a while, but it never worked that I found out about them in time.
Ahh, good food and crafting. And then, of course, all the chores I won’t be doing on Friday – groceries, laundry, PO. Life is good.
And Sunday, perhaps I will get up to start cleaning the craft room a bit more. Tiny steps.
Occasionally I *might* use this space to rant about my pet peeves.
So I just want to say that the other morning, I heard Todd Simcox, channel 5 (WABI TV 5) use proper English in a place where normally people don’t.
He said, and I quote:
“It will be cold all week, be sure to dress warmly.”
Do you see it?
Not local yarn, not using an adjective incorrectly as an adverb, but making an adverb out of an adjective with the simple addition of -ly.
Todd, I am so proud of you. I hope you dress warmly and drive safely. I hope you continue to be an example for news people in Bangor and across the country, showing that it is possible to deliver the news and weather and use proper grammar at the same time.
Now, if you could please deliver an early spring, I would be very appreciative.
Thanks so much, cedwards83 at purlsjustwannahavefun for nominating me for a liebster award. I am honored that you chose me and my funny little blog.
Here are the rules:
*Thank the person who has nominated you and link back to their blog (by posting a link on yours).
*Copy and display the award in your blog post (save the pink image above and upload it to your own post).
*Answer the 11 questions about yourself, which are given to you by the person who nominated you.
*Write 11 random facts about yourself.
*Nominate 5 – 11 blogs/bloggers that you feel deserve the award. They need to have less than 1000 followers.
*Think of 11 new questions for the bloggers you have nominated and write them in your post.
*Inform the selected bloggers that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and link back to your own post so that they can learn about it (if they don’t already about it) and so that they know what questions to answer.
The 11 questions for me:
1. How many siblings do you have?
3 whole (1 sister, two brothers), 2 step (one of each)
2.What’s your favorite soda?
Can’t drink it anymore, but it used to be Coke. Now my favorite cold beverage is lemonade.
3.Which do you like better cats or dogs?
I love them both, but have cats because we work so much. I would love to have a lab or shepherd puppy when we retire, though.
4.What is your favorite color?
BLUE, all shades
5.What is your favorite food?
Interesting. I love food. Not sure i can name a favorite food, but I can say that my favorite MEAl is rare Roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans. mmmmm. Mom makes it every year for Christmas, how lucky am I?
6.What chore do you hate?
Vacuuming. As in detest. As in have no rugs so I never have to do it. I would sweep every day if it meant never vacuuming again. Thankfully for me, A is willing to do it if I keep the bathrooms clean. DEAL!
7.Do you prefer indoors or outdoors?
Usually, outdoors, but not in any weather, only on nice days.
8.Which do you like better pool or ocean?
Ocean. But pool is much better than nothing. LOVE water and swimming.
9.What is your favorite time of day?
10.If you could have lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
My grandparents. I have so many questions, so many stories I vaguely remember and I just miss them all.
11.If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Well, I can live anywhere in the world, can’t I? I would live here, in Maine. I might wish I had a bit more money so I could leave for a few weeks this time of year, but I do love it here, really. The one thing I would like to do as far as living somewhere different is that I have always wanted to live on a Maine island for a complete year. It’s on my bucket list, but not sure it will ever happen as my beloved spouse can not imagine anything worse.
Eleven facts about me.
1 I always wanted to be a history teacher
2 I hate to play sports, but I love watching women’s basketball, and of course, the Olympics
3 I love any kind of craft, wish I could take every class and learn them all
4 I was active in the sailing club in college, and actually won a race once
5 I love glitter and sparkle
6 My Meyers Briggs personality type is INFJ which means…
7 I love rules and structure
8 but I procrastinate
9 I love to play board games
10 I make an effort to consume locally produced food and products as much possible
11 I love to cook, but not every day.
Eleven questions for my nominees:
1 Which do you prefer – read the book or see the movie?
2 What would you tell your 16-year-old self to make his/her life more meaningful?
3 What is your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
4 If you could give a million dollars away, who would get it and why?
5 Would you rather live in the city or country?
6 Chocolate, Vanilla or???
7 Your favorite color?
8 Your favorite TV show?
9 What is your favorite outdoor activity?
10 What is your pet peeve?
11 What one thing do you wish you could do better than you do?
My nominees to answer these fabulous questions are:
the colour cottage
The Good, Bad, and Ludicrous
The Knitting Sarah
Matthew Richards Photography
Slipped Stitches (You just have to love the tales of Yarn Rascal)
The view from the couch – not that I spent a lot of time on the couch this weekend – yea! When I cleaned out the bird feeder the other day, I dumped the old seed out on the railing, thinking the mourning doves would like that. Don’t know if they do or not, but this fellow joined the chickadees. He spent some time trying to break into the suet and the feeder (unsuccessfully), but finally went with the low hanging fruit.
Meanwhile, Zumba kept a close watch on him. Not sure what she would have done if I let her out, but I suspect he would have survived.
… Yesterday was planned to be a typical Saturday with some chores, some crafts, some Olympics. But a call in the morning from our dear friend B (aka Crimson Crow) changed that, and we met her for a late breakfast at the Riverside Cafe in Ellsworth, then she came over for a visit, to see what’s new here and play some games. It is always good to see her. And as she follows this blog, she and A were teasing me about it, and why I think anyone cares what I do each day. I am not sure why you all do, but I am glad you do! But as promised, B, you are featured here again. And you didn’t even have to rescue me from a dead snake.
Knitting progress –
The light still wasn’t great Friday, but it was on my list, so I took some photos. Zumba helped, as you can see. Here is the vest in progress, and the completed pair 3 of Socks with Sarah. Pair number 4 is in progress, but I frogged what I did last week, and redid it in a smaller size. The yarn, Cascade Heritage, was a lot looser than the Tosh Sock. I am quite happy with the new size now, and have made good progress, just turned the first sock heel. Only 48 stitches in a row – they fly!
Today I spent some time up in the craft room with Allie and blue paint while A vacuumed (we all have our chores, hee hee hee). I am playing with a tray I want to do in a mosaic tile/sea glass. I keep changing my mind about it, so mostly I just keep painting it.
I also am thinking about a few more of the collage pieces like I did this summer with niece C. I like how mine came out, and I wonder if they would make nice gifts? I need a housewarming gift for my brother this spring, and so am toying with what that would look like. Also, spring birthday season is nearly upon us, so I need to make a pile of birthday cards.
Last chore up there was to start the clearing/cleaning/organizing. I made a tiny bit of progress today – got the last of the Christmas card rubble cleaned up. I know it will be slow progress, because it is overwhelming, and I don’t have systems in place for everything, which is why it looks like it does. I need to really see what is there and create the organizational systems to deal with it. But as I clean, I get distracted, because I find things I want to work on.