Good Morning Everyone!
The air is clearer this morning and it is 58 degrees out - it actually feels a little chilly and I may need to grab a shawl soon to wrap around my shoulders.
Yesterday I successfully got my new watch battery. Yay! I also managed to cut up and roast almost all the tomatoes we had in the kitchen (on the counter and the windowsill). There were around 2 dozen and we just were not consuming them quickly enough and I did not want rotten tomatoes on my counter. I cut them up and roasted them with a number of minced garlic cloves, fresh basil and rosemary and a sprinkling of oregano. It all cooked down to not much, but now it is in the freezer and at some point I will pull it out to make fresh sauce. Yum!
Now it's Wednesday, so welcome to Unraveled Wednesday where we hook up with Kat and her Merry Band of Unravelers to talk making and reading. I finally (after an entire month!!) finished the first sock:
The pattern is Tidal Wave (I can no longer find it on Rav) and the yarn is Barn Cat in the colorway "Cosmopolitan" (no longer available). For the first time ever I did not cast on for sock #2 immediately. I hope this does not spell second sock syndrome for me. I have always immediately cast on for the second sock when the first is finished, but this time I completed the sock Monday around 10:30 p.m. and that was way too late for me to cast on. And then Tuesday I was busy and I didn't think I could successfully cast on and manage the first few rows (always awkward) during our Zoom call for the Read With Us group (great discussion BTW). So, if I'm lucky I'll cast on today, but I'm not sure.
I've also been dreaming/thinking of next projects. Fletch and I leave on vacation on the 27th. My guess is that the second Tidal Wave will be on the needles, but I'll need something (or a couple of things) additional to have with me. I'm sure I will figure it out. Meanwhile, the dreaming is fun.
Reading was a mixed bag this week. I've given up on The Enchanted April - I just could not get into it. I'm also giving up on Fresh Water for Flowers which I was listening to. Not a bad story, but I realized I never was thinking to listen to it! And when I would remember to listen, I couldn't remember what I had last heard.
Many of you know that I'm not a huge Elizabeth Strout fan, but someone (Kat, I think it was you?) suggested I try listening to the Lucy books instead of reading. So, I plan to get the first one and see how that goes.
Last night I did finish Remarkably Bright Creatures and just loved it. What a wonderful book. I highly recommend it. I'll drop that (and The Enchanted April) off at the library this morning and don't plan to take out any more books till after vacation. I'm planning to start one of the books I picked up at the thrift store the other week - probably Bel Canto (still can't believe I never read this!). Vacation reading will be a book or two plus my Kindle. That should keep me occupied just fine.
Soon I need to head to my office. Kevin is up from Atlanta and wants to meet with me about year-end stuff (our fiscal year ends 9/30); I think Bruce will be in the office; and I have a meeting from 11-12 about year-end bonus calculations. Oh joy! NOT. This may end up being my longest day in the office in ages. On a positive note, I'll come home to a clean house since Karyn is coming today!!
Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday - enjoy. And, be sure to check out Kat's blog and others' links to their making and reading. I guarantee you will be inspired.