What a soupy morning it is here. We did get some storms yesterday afternoon that dropped (thankfully) the temperature into the 70's, but the humidity stayed with us. We did go to Colin & Mailing's for dinner, but the music in the park concert was cancelled because of the weather. Dinner was delicious (of course!!). Everything (except the rolls) was vegan. We had home-made black bean burgers which were yummy. Lettuce, tomato, red onion and avocado to go on them. Potato salad with leeks and scapes with a home made vegan mayonnaise. And then a big pot of greens (chard, kale, dandelion, etc.) they had picked up at the CSA farm last week. We took over some rhubarb sorbet I had made, but we were all too full to have any. The rain stopped by the time we finished dinner and we sat out back for half an hour or so, but by 8:30 we headed home. It was a very foggy ride back to our house and it's very foggy this a.m.
On this Unraveled Wednesday I'm linking up with Kat and other Unravelers to talk about knitting and reading. I don't have a lot of knitting to show since finishing the hot pink dishcloth. The only thing is the beginning of yet another dishcloth (that seems to be all my brain can handle right now - lol):
Just another plain one made with Sugar and Cream yarn - a very pretty and soft lavender color. I started this at Colin & Mailing's yesterday before dinner.
You can see Marcel next to me. He was so good for a little bit of time, just laying next to me. Then suddenly he attacked the yarn and I had to put everything away. Talbot didn't pay it any attention.
Here is Marcel looking so innocent:
He has got to be the softest cat ever.
On the reading side of things I did finish Oil and Marble and give it a solid 5 stars. I highly recommend this book. I discovered the author has another book out Raphael, Painter in Rome which looks equally good and I plan to request this from my library once we are back from vacation. I also read another mystery in the series I am reading by Linda Castillo and have started another mystery in yet another series I am reading. I'm enjoying the mysteries - nothing spectacular writing-wise, but quick (1-2 days) and pleasant summer reading.
I need to head back to the office this morning - I have some documents that need to be sent out overnight and also some more printing to do on the "big boy" (ledger size) paper. I should be able to get in and out of there in an hour.
There is more cleaning I want/need to do before we go away. So funny, but I always clean a lot before we go on vacation...it's nice to come home to a clean house. The kitchen floor has been scrubbed, but bathrooms need to be cleaned (again) and there are multiple loads of laundry. I guess I know what the balance of my week will be like - lol. I still need to determine projects (both knitting and stitching) to take with me and... of course...reading material.
Time for another cup of coffee to help me wake up on this sleepy morning. Be sure to head over to Kat's to see what others are making and reading.