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    Once Upon a Blog…

    Or Friday Eve. I made it through another week. At this time tomorrow I will be 30 days into the 2018-2019 school year. I wish I could say I am hitting my stride but that wouldn’t be true. At times I think I might be, and then a day like today proves me wrong. But rather than dwell on what didn’t go right, I’m here to record what did go right. Suddenly fall colors are everywhere. I’ve noticed on my commute that the leaves are starting to change color. I’m anxiously awaiting that moment when the colors are at their peak and it takes my breath away. I love the…

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    Weekending – First Weekend of Fall

    You, guys, I am beyond thrilled that it is finally fall. Summer is all well and good (I am a teacher, after all) but enough with the hot weather and air conditioning. I’m sitting on my sofa right now with the windows open and a wool blanket on my lap – heaven! This weekend was one of the busiest of the year and I’m just now sitting down for a break. Friday kicked off with Model UN for the kids and my rushing home to get them. Followed by a whirlwind trip home for a band uniform and back to school. Our home game on Friday night, though, was a…

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    Menu Monday

    Happy Monday, everyone! We are in full Oyster Festival mode here but I am trying my best to cook at home rather than succumbing to Oyster Fest exhaustion every night. Fingers crossed! All of the food was bought last week when I did my big meal plan so the only hurdle is me. Monday ~ (Oyster Fest meeting) Pan-Seared Top Sirloin with Balsamic Herb Cream Sauce {recipe here} Tuesday ~ (Knitting Group) Crock Pot Chicken and Black Bean Salad {recipe here} Wednesday ~ Individual Mini Pizzas Thursday ~ Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms {recipe here} Friday ~ Oyster Eve Saturday ~ (Oyster Festival) TBD Sunday ~ Crockpot Sausage & Potatoes…

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    Mid Week Menu

    So I may have missed Monday altogether but, in my defense, it was a very busy weekend capped off by a week of appointments. But we really need groceries so I am sitting down with a calendar and trying to plan out for the next three weeks or so. Better late than never. Thursday ~Mostaccioli-Spinach Bake (recipe here) Friday ~ Dinner at the German American Club Saturday ~ Stuffed Pepper Casserole (recipe here) Sunday ~ TBD (Concert at the Beach)

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    Weekending

    I’m joining Karen once again this weekend. We are wrapping up a long weekend with Greyson’s sister and her family. The weather in Connecticut was less than ideal but we made the best of it.   We are back to our end of summer routine as band starts, classroom prep continues, and I try to squeeze in every doctor appointment that I can.

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    Meal Plan Monday

      After a week of eating out, I just want home cooked meals. Does anyone else feel that way after vacation? We stay in rental houses with kitchens but it’s not the same as cooking at your own house. (Case in point: we learned you can bake biscuits on the flat side of a large pot lid.) And after a week of lots of fried seafood, we all are craving anything but fried food. We will be having my brother- and sister-in-law visiting for a long weekend, along with their two kids, so I’m trying to have some healthy meals that will appeal to a six year old. Monday –…

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    Weekending

    I’m joining Karen at Pumpkin Sunrise for her weekend posts, and maybe I’ll finally resurrect this poor blog of mine.  How many times have I said that? We have been in that end of vacation fog here. We got home yesterday from Cape Cod and today was an equally lazy day. No complaints here! We have stayed in Chatham in years past, but this year headed to Brewster. Our plans were a bit up in the air waiting to find out when Addison would be back from Germany. Brewster was a welcome, quieter escape. (Of course we did go to Chatham for some shopping.) We ate way too much fried…

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    Weekend Knits

    Another busy weekend as the school year winds down. It was 8th grade picnic for our family, class night for my school, a cookout with friends and family, and a dinner for the exchange students in our Rotary district. It was a lovely, busy weekend in which I took no pictures.  I need to work on that. I did finish my Will O’the Wisp socks (Ravelry pattern here) and it was bittersweet. I love this pattern and enjoyed knitting it to the point that I didn’t want to finish it. That must be a first for me. The yarn is Christmas at Hogwarts from A Homespun House. Molly’s shop is…

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    Wednesday WIP

    For ten years I have been a fairly monogamous knitter. One project on the go at a time is more than enough, thank you very much.  So when I found myself with three projects on the needs (a cable sweater for Maia, a pair of socks for me, and a baby sweater), I really began to dislike knitting. Really. I felt guilt about basically all of the projects but the socks. Maia’s sweater was finished and it gorgeous, baby sweaters are tricky little devils so we’ll be starting a toddler sweater in short order, and socks are just terribly undemanding knitting projects. And those socks are my current WIP. I have…

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    Weekend FO

    My first adult size sweater was a disaster – unless you have unnaturally long arms. That original sweater has become a bit of a family legend and I’ve lost track of how many different projects that were ultimately made from the yarn after I frogged it. So it wasn’t much of a surprise that my husband has given me some gentle teasing as I work on my daughter’s sweater. Even I was a bit nervous that I was knitting a sweater that was too small until it blocked out beautifully and just perfect. Pattern: Coastal Pullover by Hannah Fettig (ravelry link here) Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in Sabiduria Needles: US 6…

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