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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!!

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!

Indigo-light blue

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?!

6 thoughts on “Weekending

  1. Funny that you posted this today. I was on the multi-listing site for Canada, looking at real-estate this morning. I do this all the time, just dreaming and then coming back to the fact that, while our house could stand some improvements, it does fit our needs.

  2. Your food choices sound delicious! It’s easy to get into a rut of easy cooking or not cooking at all.
    I hope I didn’t go to subtle in choice for Romi’s shawl. Without knowing what’s coming it’s a hard choice. That Susan can be such a spoil sport. 🙂

  3. I actually like the 3rd photo combo the best but it’s a totally personal decision so you should choose the one that makes your heart sing! It’s hard to stay on the healthy bandwagon, good for you for getting back to it.

  4. Spring . . . it affects my food choices (craving more veggies!!) and my desire to KonMari ALL the things. I’d love to paint my kitchen, but have a horrible bathroom that’s first in line. I’m going with blues for my Romi mystery shawl (again — I think it’s Spring!), but I sure love that orange you’ve got there!

  5. I’m always inspired by your weekends – this one no exception – cooking, knitting (planning knitting! Junah’s new sweater is going to be FUN!) and now house-hunting. I can only hope April is this much fun!

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