Hello You and Hello March! It seems hard to believe that we are closing in on the end of the first quarter of 2023. How is that even possible? Yesterday was kind of grey and misty and not warm at all. Fletch and I managed to do some grocery shopping (is it just me? or do prices jack up EVERY single week?) in the morning and we both managed short naps after lunch. The sky is just lightening up as I type this, but it looks to be grey again. The cars in the driveway are coated in a very, very heavy frost. It looks like snow, but there is nothing on the ground or picnic table, so I am assuming frost.
The other week Kym had posted about cooking and had graciously gifted us with a NY Times Recipe for "Lemony White Bean Soup With Turkey and Beans" by Melissa Clark and I decided to make it yesterday. Let me tell you - this recipe is a HIT!!! So, so tasty and perfect for the kind of day we had (grey, misty). I used kale (which Fletch and I both love) and the herbs I included were basil and parsley. It was so good I ended up sharing the recipe with Colin and Mailing as I think it would be just as good without the turkey. Thanks Kym for a great recipe!
And now it is March 1st (the wall calendar page has been flipped) and time for Unraveled Wednesday where we all link up with Kat and all in the Merry Band of Unravelers to talk making and reading - two of my favorite things. I had thought I might have a new start by today, but that has not happened. Fortunately, unraveling has not occurred either.
Since I ordered the Pi yarn (and minis) from Fibernymph Dye Works for more socks for Fletch, I decided I'd best make some progress on the Trekking sock (or I should say socks):
Sock #1 has been finished (on Saturday) and Sock #2 has been started. You can see that the socks will not be identical twins, but rather looking like a twin born a few minutes after the first. Fletch is good with these not being identical. Hopefully this 2nd sock will be finished this week!
Reading is pretty much where it has been. The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois is so good, but I'm not yet even halfway through it (800+ pages). I noted on my library page that they automatically renewed it for me. Thank goodness!! Most of my reading is done at night and I find by that time I tend to get very sleepy reading. I am also still plugging away on The Shipping News for the "Read With Us" discussion coming up later this month. That book is on my nightstand and typically I read 2 chapters before I have to close the book and turn out the light. I confess I do not remember this book at all!
Fletch and I are halfway through listening to Master and Commander. We listen to this after dinner and I knit while listening. Last night we picked a new Audible book to listen to when we finish this one. It is Words of Mercury by Patrick Leigh Fermor. A number of years ago Colin had given us two books by Fermor (the first 2 in a series of 3) about his journey (on foot) "from the Hook in Holland to Constantinople" which we thoroughly enjoyed (and I will most likely order the 3rd in that series so we have the complete set).
Originally I thought I would go to the office today, but I successfully talked myself out of doing that! LOL I have a few work items that need my attention, but then I plan to do some stitching and knitting (and maybe I should try reading during the day as well!). Happy Hump Day everyone. Be sure to head over to Kat's to check on what everyone is making and reading!