Joining Kat et al once again for Unraveled Wednesday. But, before we get into Wednesday, let me back up and say what a great day Tuesday was!
It started off with no work because ooopppsss, no computer. I ended up having a “me” day. I spent the early morning hours knitting and having coffee, then headed out for a mammogram (that was not the great part – lol – but I consider it a mandatory appointment each and every year). I must say they are getting better at scheduling these things – almost no wait time for me!! When I got home, Fletch and I ran out to do an errand. On our way home we drove through Norristown which is not the nicest area. We noticed tons of news vans – CNN, NBC, ABC, etc. and then remembered this is where the Bill Cosby trial is going on. Lots of folks milling around the courthouse as well.
And then the afternoon…I had a pedicure (I can’t even remember the last time I had one) and then had my hair cut (just trimmed…nothing major). A new thrift shop – more upscale – just opened next door to where I had my hair cut, so I peeked in there. I didn’t end up buying anything, but saw lots of nice stuff – a lot of clothes from Loft, Michael Kors bags for $45, Coach bags around $35, etc. They also had a lot of Vera Bradley bags and I thought one of those would make a great large knitting project bag. And they were only $14 - $18!! Everything was spotless and in perfect condition. Many items still had original tags on them (i.e., Loft pants with a tag of $80 or $89 were selling for $12!!).
Later I sat on the patio with Fletch sipping wine. We spotted our first hummingbird of the season – it was drinking from the feeder we have hanging on our clothesline. And, perfect timing, new flowers have emerged. First, our trumpet vine has started to bloom:
The hummingbirds love the trumpet flowers.
And our 7 Sisters Rose has started blooming as well. This is a climbing/vine-like type of rose we have growing around the tree where our clothesline is attached. Fletcher’s Mom gave us a cutting years and years ago from her yard, and her plant(s) came from the farm in the country where she grew up. I love that we have a plant that was both Fletcher’s Mom’s and Grandmother’s.
After relaxing a bit I made wings for dinner – YUM! Carole had posted about the wings she made over the weekend, so I tried that recipe. Boy are they good! And, there is plenty of the dry rub left. We were thinking it would be particularly good on shrimp or fish. I had also tried a recipe from the latest Bon Appetit for pickled beets and radishes – they were AWFUL. Luckily I had asparagus to cook.
Let me tell you, I could handle having an extra day off each and every week. It was wonderful.
So, on the unraveled side, there was no unraveling this week! I did manage to get about 15 rows done on the shawl and I worked some on the cross stitch piece I shared the other day (Mary Glover). I’m surprising myself having several projects going on. In the past I have always been a one-project person, but now I find myself working on 3 different knitting projects (shawl, socks, twiddle mitt) and a cross stitch project. And, I’m enjoying the variety! Go figure.
I also finished “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles which I loved. Very different from “A Gentleman in Moscow,” but good - he writes so well. I haven’t seen/heard of any other books by him…hoping another one comes out eventually. And, I started another book and am about a quarter of the way through it.
Oh, my new computer did arrive (finally) around 10 a.m. this morning (I shouldn’t have come in at my normal time – I had nothing to do until my new machine was hooked up!).