Wish every weekend was three days long!

Well, that nice long weekend is over.  Sigh.  It felt really good to have three days off.  Just what the doctor ordered.

I feel like we were busy in spurts, and of course, I did not do all I intended, but I chose not to, in favor of knitting time.

I did get the bedroom and our bathroom dusted and basically cleaned, and A did vacuum them.  I am most proud, though, of the closet change over.  That basically means that I  empty the whole closet onto the bed, pack up the summer clothes, get out the winter clothes, wash them all (no matter how tidily I pack them, they get dusty) and put them all back.  I did that, and all the ensuing laundry, as well as the regular household laundry AND the bedroom curtains.

A and I also did return the trundle bad and have a short visit with SIL.  She is doing very well!  Ankle is extremely stiff, and it does get tired and swollen, but she knows how to manage that.  She can walk and she can drive!  Life is good. We put the bureau back in the guest room, and all the porch plants, too.  It is looking more normal in there now.

We brought in the last ton of what I like to call sawdust – we now have 6 tons of sawdust stored in the cellar!  Actually, it is 5 tons of pellets  and 1 ton of bio-bricks – all sawdust compressed into different shapes which we will burn up all winter long.  We can now park in the driveway again!

I also went to Whorls and Purls on Saturday, and just kept knitting away on ornaments and hats.  The ladies seemed to like how the ornaments came out, which was gratifying, and they helped me sort out my pricing for them. I think I will have at least 8 ready for sale this weekend, maybe a few more?  Depends on how the evenings go.

(I think this is one of my favorites.  Can you spot the red bead on the nose?  🙂 )

I did NOT set up my display or do any signs or tagging, MUST work on that this evening, so I have time to tweak as needed before set up on Friday afternoon.  Debbie at the Purple Fleece was kind enough to lend me several Styrofoam heads and a torso (named Violet) to display things, she is making my display ever so much better than it would have been otherwise – since I only have one head!

I managed to do a couple of small things around the yard – like cut back the asparagus, and pull a few weeds.  Nothing too arduous.  🙂  The pool was frozen over yesterday, so I can’t scoop out any more leaves until it thaws.  Might be spring, but it might not be that long, right?

Oh, and yesterday I pulled out all the yarn and fiber that I have tucked around my seat in the living room so that A could vacuum that room, too.  (She calls it my nest.  🙂 ) I tucked it all back in again neatly, much to her dismay.  She seems to think I should get rid of it or something.  I guess it is almost time to move some of it upstairs to the craft room closet, but then I don’t have it where I use it, lol.  I think I will just keep knitting and spinning and pretend that someday it will be gone.

So, as I hoped, it was a weekend of puttering about and getting things done in spurts, interwoven with long bouts of knitting.  A perfect weekend!

27 thoughts on “Wish every weekend was three days long!”

  1. Sounds wonderful. So glad it is working out for your SIL. I love the red bead on the ornament. Your ornaments are so cute.

    1. ooooh, pizza! Ours included eating all the “bad” food in the house so that we could start dieting this week – only 6 weeks later than intended. 🙂 but I didn’t; feel that warranted a post, lol

  2. What a perfect holiday weekend! Doesn’t it feel good to have gotten so much done? Those ornaments are just darling and I’m so glad you got the pricing sorted out. Your friends at Whorls and Purls are dolls for helping and Debbie is special to help you so much. BTW, LOVE the “nesting” under your chair – did A just meet you yesterday to think it wouldn’t all go back? 😂

  3. I definitely thought your list a little too long for relaxing. So, I am glad you made sure that the list got worked AROUND relaxing!

  4. I love that kind of weekend–unstructured but productive. We recently did the Great Closet Changeover, too, and I realized I like my winter clothes a lot better than my summer ones–got a little excited!

    1. isn’t; it fun to get a whole new wardrobe? I realized I have a lot more summer clothes than I do winter ones. in strange categories. I need more winter skirts, and more pants in general. I have a BAZILLION red, black, and white shirts. Need more blues and greens. But I don’t; actually need shirts, so that will be hard to justify. 🙂

    1. We actually have two, a pellet stove for heat on the main floor and the wood stove for heat on the cellar. It is not a cook stove, though we can put a pot on it and heat water or soup or something. It burns logs or these bio bricks (squares of compressed sawdust) but not pellets. That would be too easy!

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