Friday list!

As I told you earlier, A had most of the week off this week. I took a half day Thursday and all of today off. So you get a Friday list!

First let me tell you that A has done pretty well with her vague pile of things to do. Tuesday, she made a triple batch of strawberry raspberry jam, and somehow to do that required cleaning out both pantry closets. And doing it freed up loads of space in the freezer. Today mom and B and B’s son J came over, and the guys and A tackled removing the front deck. They made a good start on it. She also vacuumed because they were coming.

So tomorrow we both have the day off; here’s my plan:

  • Sleep late! At least until sunup.
  • Spin a bit.
  • Knit on my sweater. Sleeves are nearly done, but of course I am putting on a fancy cuff so it is a bit slow going.
  • Knit on the Estonian lace scarf —the October clue is out!
  • Knit some on the OceanCurrents wrap.
  • Go to the lumberyard with A to select the new decking, so she can order it when she is ready.
  • Help her remove more of the deck boards that we so securely screwed in place ten years ago that they are hard to remove!
  • If I have the energy, dye the rest of the Plymouth Galway.

I feel reasonably confident that I will get the knitting done, and probably the spinning. Not sure about the rest of it.

What are you doing today?

15 thoughts on “Friday list!”

  1. That sounds like a great weekend!! I’ll try to work a little more on the PhD and then I want to blog this weekend, and read a lot, and finish the socks for my best friend and (hopefully) make progress on my granddad’s cardigan … 😉

  2. We had our deck boards replaced this summer. We opted for Trex instead of wood. I just don’t have it in me to strip/stain/seal the wood anymore. Yes, it was pricy but very little maintenance on our part.
    My “plans” are to bake two batches of bread – at least one loaf of bread, hamburger buns, and cinnamon rolls (for the new neighbors, old neighbor, and ourselves).
    Knit. I finished one sock for granddaughter Jayne and am ready to turn the heel on the second sock.
    Now that I’m on the handpainting/dyeing kick, I need to peruse real dyes and not rely on food coloring or Easter egg dyes.

    1. We are looking i to that type of option. So much easier!

      Yummy bread plans! I wish I was a neighbor!

      Check out the dyes carefully… the ones you are using now are safe, don’t require separate containers or utensils.

  3. That sounds like a great list! A works like me. You start one project but have to complete others to get that first one done. The jam sounds yummy and the bonus space is fantastic:)
    I intend to knit a bit, talk on the phone with a friend and get out of the house later for some fresh air. I hope you enjoy your extra long weekend:)

  4. The beautiful thing about you is no matter what nothing stops you from creating projects and seeing them through. As for today (Monday, I think. I fear I’m losing sense of time. Just another thing to put on The Worry List.) I am considering getting out of bed. If I do that, then I have a monster list of things that may or may not be accomplished. I think the latter is more likely to happen then the former.

    1. It might take me a really long to e to get through them, though. And please remember that at this point in my life I have few responsibilities outside of work and maintaining a home. When the day comes that I am caring for an aged parent or two, I expect things will change.

      You get out of bed if you must or feel like it, but if you can give yourself the grace of a quiet morning, do it! It will help immensely.

  5. That looks like quite the list for your day off. Hopefully you were able to cross everything off as done 🙂
    Today I made a blog post and now I am catching up on blogs, answering emails and cleaning out all the email boxes. So many emails!

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