We've been in a bit of a rut and I've packed on a few pounds… opting for what's easy over what's better will do that.
I took back the kitchen over the weekend, and it felt great!!
- Friday: Cioppino
- Saturday: Chicken Thighs with Olives & Capers w/Steamed Artichokes
- Sunday: Poached Tuna with 3-Bean Salad a la Plated
- Tonight: Quiche with Asparagus & Leeks
I'll probably make a Wedge Salad tonight, too, because the thought popped into my head the other day and it's stuck.
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Work continues on Devan, Junebug's new spring sweater. I made the fix to shoulder/neck shaping, so both fronts are finished, and I knocked off a sleeve over the weekend. The second sleeve was cast on last night, and I discovered that I mis-wound the second ball of self-striping yarn so had to stop and rewind. I should be all set now! I'm beginning to think about a slight variation to the back design!
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I also spent some time contemplating color choices for a new shawl. Romi's Mystery Shawl 2015 begins on Friday, and there are two colors. Pictures always seem to help.
This is a combo that I dyed, and #1 contender for the project.
Until this came along. On the left is Sophie's Toe's "Indigo" and on the right, a sherbet-y, salmon-y orange that I recently dyed. It may be reminiscent of school colors to some, but not to me!
Then I paired the indigo with the lighter blue from the first set and I like that, too.
I think it's going to be the middle one, but I have until Thursday night's wind-up to make a final decision!
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For the past couple of weeks, I've been accompanying a friend to open houses and real estate showings. She lives in an adorable, historic, little house across from a beautiful park, but she has two young boys (5 & 6) and "little" is not working anymore!
Wow. What an education! Other than the whirlwind house-buying-by-committee expedition that I was on last spring with Rusty, Ali & Annie, it's been a long time since I was house-shopping. My friend, also named Ann, has been looking at homes within a certain school district and price range — everything from new construction to historic, and a much larger pool to choose from that we had last spring.
One day last week, we were at a house just a few doors down from the first house that my parents ever bought! It was a brand new subdivision, then, and I lived there from 3rd to 7th grade, so a lot of growing up. It was so much fun to be in the old 'hood.
I think we dashed around to at least a half-dozen open houses yesterday and I still had that critical eye when I walked through my own back door! "This house has a really nice kitchen," I thought! I'm also very much inspired to get back on the KonMari horse… and maybe to paint my kitchen! Or something! Clean & fresh!!
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Can you believe we're looking at the last day of March tomorrow?!