The Quickest Visit Yet

My visit at Webs was brief. There were menfolk, hungry menfolk, waiting in the car. I quickly walked through the front of the store, into the warehouse where I almost ran up and down the two aisles I looked in. I wanted something lace or fingering weight in a pretty color that I don’t buy all the time. Well this Ella Rae Lace Merino in vineyard jumped right out when I approached it. In real life it is less pink and more purple than it appears in the photo. The color on the Webs website is slightly more accurate but still a wee bit too pink. And in real life this probably is a color I buy pretty regularly but it was too big a bargain to pass up. There is still more if you want some and in other colors too. On my way to the cash register I did a very fast walk through the sock yarn in the front of the store. Fortunately for my wallet I was moving too fast to grab anything though I did pet a couple of skeins on the way by. The menfolk hardly noticed my bag when I got into the car and we whipped out of the parking lot in the direction of a late lunch. For the future I’ll have to remember to feed them first so they can nap in the car and completely lose track of time. 

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Just For Balance

A Day in The Country


We threw ourselves in the car fairly early yesterday morning and headed west. 


The view out the window was decidedly different than Tuesday. We saw lots of green. 


We saw lots of water, some of it blue and some very not blue. 


One of our stops was a butterfly place where they had hundreds of butterflies we were able to observe up close. They were each unique and beautiful. 


N was less than thrilled with them flying all around him. Fortunately he enjoyed the tortoises and assorted critters that were kept in cages. 


I particularly liked these tiny button quail babies. To give you an idea just how small they are, that dish was about 5 inches across. 


Of course this was the best stop of the day. It was a fast visit but a good one. More about that tomorrow. 

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A Day In The City

The Husband took the day off from work so we went in town (as it’s called) for the afternoon. We met H for lunch and then we wandered across the city so N could look at sneakers. They’re his thing. 


It was a beautiful day and there were lots of people out and about. 


There were even cows and sheep on the common as it was in the past. 


This view is just perfect. I don’t think I could live in the city but I would like to visit again soon. 

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A List For Summer

Now that summer vacation is here I’m trying to come up with some things to do. Here’s a list of what I have so far. 

  • Library: Always a great place to kill a couple of hours. Plus bringing home some books can fill time at home. 
  • Samuel Adams Brewery Tour: This one might be more for the grown ups but any factory tour is fun and educational. 
  • Taza Chocolate Tour: Chocolate yes, Tour yes, yum! 
  • The beach: Sand, sun, water! Maybe…

What plans do you have for summer?

The photo shows N getting his 8th grade certificate of completion. Yes, that’s him in the bright pink shirt. I don’t know where he gets his fashion sense. It surely isn’t my gray/black/navy esthetic. 

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Moving Forward

Look at that! I’ve got the first longer sock 99.9% done and have completed and turned the heel on the second sock. If I can set aside some dedicated knitting time these will be done. 

There has been a shift in our house. N is now out of school for the summer and a newly minted high schooler. That will mean changes to my schedule. He’s signed up for a few different lacrosse clinics so that will keep us busy. 

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A Complete SurpriseĀ 

I planted some Morning Glories in the corner of the garden and they have already flowered! I’m so surprised. I’ve planted them there in past years and nothing much ever happens with them. I hope they continue doing well and grow up the corner poles that hold the mesh for the peas and beans. 

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Another Fabulous Mail Day

Being in a yarn club is more fun than a knitter should be allowed to have. I had received a shipping notice from The Loopy Ewe on Tuesday saying that the second club package had shipped. It arrived this morning and I couldn’t be happier. The yarn is a skein of Hedgehog Fibres sock yarn. The color is called Tommy T-Rex. It’s mainly greens and blues with bits of lots of other colors. The accompanying spa kit is from Honey House Naturals. It contains moisturizer, a foot bar and a bar of soap. I wish you could smell how lovely it smells. Getting a surprise package in the mail has been so exciting. I can’t wait to see what arrives next month. 

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