Weekend Wrap-Around

Posted by on August 8, 2011 in food, knitting, life in klaskyville, reading | Comments Off on Weekend Wrap-Around

And, we’re back to a work week.  How does that keep on happening?!?

As always, we had a busy weekend here in Klaskyville, and as always, I’m trying to figure out where the time went.

I know that I spent a lot of time knitting – finished up a hat (to go with my scarf and convertible mittens) – twice, actually, because I decided that it was too small the first time, frogged the whole thing, and made it again.  I also took a trip to the yarn store and bought two *gorgeous* skeins of fingering weight yarn (quite a change, after the bulky yarn I’ve been using!)  One will become some very detailed, lacy fingerless mitts (to wear while writing), and the other will become socks.  Or not.  I’m not 100% positive.

In between knitting, there was lots of baseball (Yankees/Red Sox series at Fenway, with the Sox taking two out of three – yay!)  And there was some cooking – a shrimp etouffee that proved to be *way* too much work for the somewhat oversalted result – although I was very pleased with myself for not burning the roux.  I also made a batch of cranberry-apricot sauce, and some overnight steel-cut oatmeal, so I’m set for breakfasts for the week.

On Saturday, we took a day-trip to Leesburg, a small town west of here.  For *years*, I’ve seen signs pointing me toward the historic district of a town that’s otherwise covered by strip malls and car dealerships.  And lo and behold, there *is* a historic district – complete with Federalist buildings, a cute little diner where we grabbed lunch, antique emporia, and a teeny, tiny county museum.  All of that made for a fun afternoon!

Oh – and it rained!  Actual rain that was measurable!  For the first time since we planted our new plants, back in June.

And I thought about the new Super Secret Project that is beginning to take over my brain.

And I read a lot – mostly Jonathan Tropper’s THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, which I liked a lot and laughed out loud at a lot and wondered if people are really that dysfunctional in those ways.  Um, a lot.

And now it’s Monday, and time for me to get back on track with a jillion things to do.

So.  Happy New Week!

Mindy, wishing weekends were longer…