Abandoning my blog for a week was not my intention! But life, or rather work, got in my way. It has been a week folks! I had to be in the office Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. And each day I was there for at least 6 hours. I have no idea how I used to work in the office 5 days a week for 8 hours plus each day. It is exhausting! And then I got roped into going to dinner with a group on Tuesday at the General Warren Inne an historic place in Chester County. The food was good (but too much) and I haven't driven at night in over a year...my cataracts make night time driving not a good thing for moi (am thankful I will be having surgery this summer). Because of that, I had NO alcohol with the meal - I stuck with seltzer water since I was worried enough about driving in diminishing daylight. Luckily I was able to scoot out just before 8:00 and was home by 8:30 before it is really dark. Whew!
Most nights I've been too wiped out to stitch or knit. Last night Colin was over for steaks on the grill and we sat around a fire after dinner which was so nice and relaxing. Fletch and I are on cat feeding duty starting Saturday as Colin and Mailing are going away for the weekend.
So here is a quick wrap up of this past week with some pictures I had intended to post during the week...best laid plans and all that.
Last weekend was HOT. Like 90+ degrees both days. Dee came over Saturday morning for a little knitting/stitching time. It had not gotten really hot yet by the time she arrived, but we stayed inside out of concern for ticks (which are everywhere this year). I started a new dishcloth and working with cotton on larger needles is hard!
I like the colors, but it is slow knitting on this one (that's the 1st [STILL] Enthusiasm Speckle sock in the background). Hoping to put in some more rows on this - maybe today? And also the sock - toe decreases FTW!
Tyg was not pleased with the heat.
He was like this much of the weekend. His lips are getting pink again and soon I will need to get his meds from the vet. His lips swell and get pink every summer in the heat. I think it might be a combination of allergies and the heat. He has been scratching a lot lately too, though we see no signs of fleas. We did put some "natural" flea and tick stuff on him (peppermint oil). but again I think it is allergies of some kind. The pollen this year is crazy.
I did manage to get a little stitching in over the weekend and this is where the sampler stands as of right now.
I'm a bit tired of all the brown in this one, but I'm still enjoying it. I'm hoping to be able to work on this over the weekend.
We have not really had much rain to speak of (some Wednesday night, but not much), though that will change starting today. It does not look like a really nice weekend for us. But things in the garden are flourishing. The garlic is crazy high and we are hoping for scapes soon. The salad we had last night was made with greens (chard, spinach and lettuce) from the garden. Rhubarb is still producing (I did make rhubarb sorbet last weekend) and the figs are growing. We also have our first sunflower open.
On the reading side of things I've started a new book: Oil and Marble which so far (60+ pages into it) is very enjoyable. I may even finish it over the weekend!!
I hope everyone has a wonderful long weekend! I'm looking forward to getting together with Dee tomorrow morning and Monday is Fletch's and my 41st anniversary!! Hard to believe it's been so many years. Meanwhile, I have a conference call at 10 and another one at 12:30...but at least I'm home today and not in the office!