Monday, October 12, 2015

Monday Musings

"He looks like a deranged Easter Bunny.... He looks like a pink nightmare!"
-- The Old Man, "A Christmas Story" 

Highlights of the week: It was a super busy week for us! Last Friday through Monday we took a long weekend getaway to Cleveland and Niagara Falls. In Cleveland we visited Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the "Christmas Story" house and museum. Then we headed over to Niagara Falls, stopping at a beach along Lake Erie on the way. Niagara Falls was gorgeous -- much bigger than I expected!

American Falls -- half of Niagara Falls.

The past couple days were busy again. Friday we went to a concert and Sunday I worked at the library. Saturday we went to an awesome street fair in the next town over with hundreds of vendors selling handmade goods and yummy food. On the way home we stopped for apple cider slushies and walked over to the gorgeous field of sunflowers across from the orchard. We've gone to the Yellow Springs Street Fair (and the sunflower field) all three years we've lived here and I'm kinda sad that we won't be doing it again next fall. But who knows -- maybe we'll be somewhere far more exciting than Ohio!


Reading: I finally finished "The Library at Mount Char" by Scott Hawkins; once I actually had time to sit down and read more than 10 pages at a time, I blew through it. Now I'm reading the newest Meg Langslow mystery by Donna Andrews, "Lord of the Wings." It's a Halloween-themed cozy, perfect for October!

Knitting: I haven't knit at all in the past two weeks! My BlueSand Cardigan is lying in a pile on the coffee table, just begging me to finish it! All that's left is finishing the pockets and weaving in the yarn ends.

Watching: I watched the first episode of the second half of "Outlander," which just recently came out on DVD. I'm so excited to watch, but I kind of want to savor it too! Gosh, that scenery... I also watched "Pitch Perfect 2" this week and was kinda disappointed. I didn't think it was anywhere near as good as the first one.

Listening to: On Friday we went to see Darius Rucker (with A Thousand Horses and David Nail) in concert. His country songs were great, and of course he played a few Hootie and the Blowfish songs, which was really cool. (AND he did an awesome cover of "No Diggity" by Blackstreet. We covered a lot of genres at that concert!)

Eating: On our way home from Niagara Falls last Monday we stopped in Buffalo and ate dinner at Anchor Bar, the restaurant that created buffalo wings in 1964. Now we can say we ate buffalo wings in Buffalo!

Following: A few new-to-me blogs -- The Geeky Knitter and Made in Home.

Looking forward to: A quiet week! We've been so busy lately, and I'm excited to catch up on some stuff around the house, enjoy the beautiful weather, read and maybe finally finish my sweater!

1 comment:

  1. Your street fair sounds fun! We went to our town's festival this Saturday too. I didn't get to see nearly as much as I wanted to, but a certain little girl had to go home for a nap.

    I hope you enjoy your quiet week and get a lot of reading and knitting done!


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