Monday, November 30, 2015

Monday Musings

grandma wedding

Highlight of the week: We spent Thanksgiving in Indiana with my grandma. Of course I loved gorging myself on our massive feast (at least my taste buds did!) but I really enjoyed looking through some of her old photos (yet again). Above is my grandparents' beautiful wedding photo from 1957. I love photos for the memories they capture, and that's why I have approximately 17 billion photo albums. I also had fun addressing my Christmas cards and setting up my mini Christmas tree over the weekend.

Reading: I finished "The Lake House" by Kate Morton (pretty good!) and then cruised through "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline. It'd been on my to-read list forever and I'm so glad I finally got to it! Last night I read the first couple pages of "The Beautiful Bureaucrat" by Helen Phillips. I'm going into this book totally blind. A friend at work told me to read it a couple months ago, and I've totally avoided any reviews or even the cover blurb -- so I have no idea what it's about!

Knitting: I finally(!!!) finished my BlueSand Cardigan! It had been languishing on the coffee table for two entire months, waiting for me to stop being a lazy bum and sew up the pockets and weave in the yarn ends. I procrastinated for good reason -- it took me over two hours to sew in all those pesky yarn ends. It's currently blocking, and I'm really excited for it to dry so I can try it on! (I did notice I knitted one sleeve slightly shorter than the other. Oops.) I'm also working on a purple Molly Hat for my friend Jessie.

Watching: "Homeland" season 4 on DVD. We've only got one disc left... I can't wait to find out what happens! (But I'm not looking forward to waiting almost a year to watch season 5. Sigh... the trouble with watching shows from the premium channels!)

Listening to: "Stressed Out" by Twenty One Pilots. And "Sound and Color" by Alabama Shakes, which I finally Shazamed from the iPad commercial because I liked it so much. Incidentally, my husband was griping last night about that iPad commercial he hates because of the annoying song -- and of course he meant the one I liked enough to find out what it was!

Eating: Sooooo muuuuuch foooood! I'm especially enjoying my grandma's apple dumplings! She makes the best ones.

Following: Two new-to-me blogs, Three Good Rats, written by a fellow bookworm and knitter, and Adventures of a Bibliophile.

Looking forward to: Hopefully (maybe?!) finally going to see "Mockingjay" this week. And going to cut down our Christmas tree next weekend!


  1. Sounds like a great Thanksgiving! And that is a beautiful photo. :)

  2. I love looking through old family photos! That one of your grandparents' wedding is great!

  3. Congrats on finishing your cardigan! As I type this, I have a finished pullover next to my feet waiting for the ends to be woven in. I fear that one of these days I'll get cold enough that I'll just start wearing it the way it is.

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