Good Early Morning!
I'm not heading to the office today, but my internal alarm clock got me up at 5 a.m. Grrrrr. Last night I was so tired - too tired to read or knit, but I stayed up till 10:30 and then went to bed assuming it would be a nice, long sleep. Wrong! Once again awake from 2 - 3:30. What's up with that? Oh well, c'est la vie. I will not waste time wondering why or thinking about it. Instead I will be sure to have a nap after lunch!
Let's talk weekending! How was yours? I hope it was fun and productive (if it needed to be) and relaxing. Mine was good. As usual, I met up with Dee Saturday morning for some prime girl time. We knit some, chatted a lot and sipped our coffee. We both were working on socks (of course). And, later in the day when I was home, I finished up the second Crazy Zauerball Sock!
Later in the afternoon Zhongren came over to harvest bamboo to make poles for his garden. He must have cut 50 stalks (at least)!! It was so nice to see him again - we had not seen Mailing's parents since we flew home from Texas in December! Bonnie did not come - she had just gotten back from a month in China, but was away again for the weekend - this time in DC.
Nothing special on Sunday. I cooked breakfast (apple pancakes) and washed towels. After lunch Fletch and I went over to C&M's house to water plants, repair their mailbox, replace smoke alarm batteries, trim dead limbs from trees, etc. No sign of anyone being inside during the past week (thank goodness!). When we got home I harvested rhubarb. The plant is huge and the platter-sized leaves had been spilling out into the walkway in the garden. I just threw it all in the frig, but today I will cut it up and freeze some. I'll leave some out to make something (will pick up strawberries when we go to the grocery store tomorrow). This next picture is for Valerie - she has recently added some catnip to her garden.
Catnip to the left of the tree. Planted last summer and died back over the winter. It has come back with a vengeance! Mabel will occasionally wander out there and chow down for a bit. If you look to the right of the tree and back in the garden, you can see some of the huge rhubarb leaves!
Nothing major planned for today...just some laundry and taking it easy. I'd like to cast on my Shakerag Skirt, but if I am too tired to concentrate, I will pick something simple to cast on...maybe a shawl or a cowl and, perhaps, a new pair of socks. One must always have socks on the needles!!
Whatever you are up to this Monday morning, I hope it is something good!