Monday, July 20, 2015

Monday Musings


Highlight of the week:
I worked on Saturday so I had Friday off, and the whole day was just wonderful. I did a bit of shopping in the morning, then spent the afternoon knitting, reading and getting caught up on some DVR recordings while sipping iced coffee. It was relaxing, extraordinarily lazy, and totally fabulous.

Reading: Still reading my ARC of Paula McLain's "Circling the Sun" about the extraordinary Beryl Markham. It took a bit to get into (and I've been knitting more than reading lately) but I'm totally loving it now.

Knitting: I got a great start on my BlueSand Cardigan this week! I'm cruising right along and loving this project. I'm listening to "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" while knitting so it's doubly enjoyable!

Watching: I convinced Jarrod to watch the new Masterpiece Classic show "Poldark" with me and we're enjoying it so far. Episode 5 was on last night. (The main character is played by Aidan Turner -- Kili from the Hobbit movies -- and I may or may not have a wee bit of a crush on him.) We also watched "Get Hard" this week, which was hilarious.

Listening to: All about Misterwives this week!

Eating: We tried this yummy recipe for "pickle chicken" with potato wedges and spicy pickle dipping sauce for dinner last night and decided it's a keeper. It sounds a bit odd, but it was surprisingly good! I also made some really tasty chocolate cookies with Reese's peanut butter chips.

Looking forward to: I'll be a bit sad to finish "Circling the Sun," but I have a huge pile of books waiting in the wings and I'm excited to choose my next read. What will it be? "The Kill Artist" by Daniel Silva? "The Argonauts" by Maggie Nelson? "The Gracekeepers" by Kristy Logan? "The Truth According to Us" by Annie Barrows? "I'll Give You the Sun" by Jandy Nelson? "The Death's Head Chess Club" by John Donoghue? Decisions, decisions!


  1. Knitting - oh, I need to get back to knitting. There just aren't enough hours in the day! Your Friday sounds fabulous. And so does Poldark!

    PS. I love your picture of your cat with your knitting.

    1. Thanks! You should definitely check out "Poldark" -- the whole thing is already out on DVD. I pretty much like anything on Masterpiece; I'm a sucker for period films and TV shows!

      I know what you mean about not enough hours in the day. Whenever I have free time, it's the knit-read-write a letter-work on the blog dilemma!


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