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    Weekending.

    This one included a lot of knitting (which I’ll share on Wednesday) and a surprising number of other good things. Thankfully, I even remembered to take a few photos: We got the weekend off to a FriYAY start with an evening walk beer and then snacks. I was up early to watch the wedding festivities (that middle photo is the first one I snapped 😀) and Marc joined me in plenty of time to see the royal arrivals, the dress reveal and the ceremony. We both enjoyed the whole thing (and even rewatched highlights a few times). The TV was back on Saturday evening for the very muddy Preakness and…

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    Weekending with Sam and Charlie.

    Well, whew! and thank goodness for iPhones. This video – 38 of my favorite (video’d) seconds from the 48 hours Sam and Charlie were with us – shows you how much fun we had. And this morning, as I sorted through all the photos, I noted a few more things: The boys play really well … together and on their own. And it was wonderful to see Marc join in, too. (He did not play golf all weekend. thank goodness!) Charlie has grown up a lot in the 13 months since he and I spent Tuesdays together. Some is certainly just his age (he’s 3-1/2 now), but I think it’s…

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    Early May Weekending.

    This weekend wasn’t nearly as photogenic as the last one (or hopefully as this next one promises to be !) but it seemed a lot more typical of weekends around here. A Friday afternoon pedicure. (which isn’t all that typical – I make appointments for every five weeks in the winter and four in the summer … but I certainly wouldn’t mind if this were a regular Friday thing!) Friday night snacks (back to the typical). Morning walks to the lake. I took Holly with me on Saturday and went by myself on Sunday. The round trip is three miles and I have to carry Holly for at least 2/3…

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    Late April Weekending.

    It’s been a while since I posted about a weekend at home; this one was pretty special. We started with Friday night snacks and actual cocktails. That’s my Negroni (and popcorn); Marc’s Seabreeze was out of frame. We watched some crazy movie that Marc recorded last weekend when we had a free HBO trial. I couldn’t tell you anything about it except that it was hard to follow … and I knitted. Saturday morning was chilly and bright and I ran to the lake and back. for the first time since January 3. Yep, nearly four months!!; it felt great. The midpoint view was pretty spectacular, too. I spent the…

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    Weekending with Sara.

    …sigh…the kitchen counter seems so empty now that it’s just me and one laptop. For most of the weekend, it was dueling MacBooks and today it was that plus Sara’s work computer. Busy fingers tapping across keyboards…. Sara arrived just in time for Friday night snacks. Saturday, she and I had lunch with my mom, and made a quick trip to Costco for mussels and wine before coming home to Queer Eye (this relaunch of the series is excellent – and I love seeing Atlanta in all the external shots) and snuggling with Holly. Marc cooked the mussels for dinner and we had a delicious meal … with basketball (and…

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    Early March Weekending.

    In spite of the chilly wet weather, both Marc and I were out and about.  Marc played golf. I took a very cool field trip and spent a wonderful (but long) morning at church to celebrate Gifts of Women Sunday.  The field trip was to a Hindu temple, specifically the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, with our spring confirmation class (I am fortunate to be a mentor to one of the confirmands). Ten teens and 13 adults visited on Saturday afternoon. Most of us had no idea what to expect; all of us were blown away. We learned not only about the Hindu religion, but also about the amazing construction process that…

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    Mid-February Weekending.

    …was filled with good things: Early signs of spring. Knitting with a friend. A beautiful Sunday morning, with tears of sadness (those backpacks on the chancel steps were placed by 17 high school students and teachers at the beginning of the service) and happiness (we celebrated the baptism of the grandson – another Charlie! – of one of my small group friends). And another amaryllis bud – this is #7 from the basket of three bulbs! Not pictured – more salads (we leave for Mexico on Friday), nine (?!) episodes of Longmire and a finished tank. Hope your weekend was full of good things, too! Happy Monday!

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    Mid-February Weekending.

    … started out with blue skies and temperatures warm enough to have the roof open in the car – this is Friday afternoon on my drive home. Thankfully Saturday and Sunday weren’t as rainy as the forecast predicted (meaning Marc did leave the house for several hours both days to “hit balls” which judging by the state of his clothes, he did) but I still think the best parts of my weekend were spent indoors: Catching up with Sara. I listened to her latest 2+ hour podcast and then had a long FaceTime (about much more than Homeland). Watching the amaryllis. Another flower stalk has started (this is #7!) and…

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    Weekending.

    Turns out finishing that test knit involved a little lot more time than I thought it would. But my work on it is now done … and hopefully some concentrated fan action will yield a real FO by morning. The knitting kept me away from the computer for most of the weekend (and yikes, I feel like I’ve been gone for weeks, not just days – can’t wait to read your blogs and find out what’s been happening!) and this morning I felt like it had kept me away from more than just that … until I looked at my photo stream. Oh yeah, there was more than just test knitting! I…

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    Weekending.

    At first glance, this past weekend might look a lot like the one before it. Netflix, snacks (with wine) in front of the TV, knitting, walks in the park rewatching the end of Grace & Frankie season 3, ice on the pond, Saturday snacksblocked lace, #parallelogramKAL (mine is the one at the bottom)bright blue skies, Sunday snacks and today’s sunrise over the pond …but then there’s this! Bodie is now an FO! Holly snuck a quick snuggle with it Friday evening once it was dry and I got to wear it Saturday! I am in love with this one (in case you can’t tell!) … it fits beautifully and it’s…