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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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    Menu ~ March 12, 2018

    This year is slipping by me. We’re so very close to spring and I can’t wait. I am a fan of winter (aren’t most knitters) but I am ready for green lawns, flowers, and a little more warmth. Not a lot, though. There is a reason I moved to New England from Virginia. Our week is shaping up to be a busy one. We have houseguests for the next two weeks, in addition to the usual craziness. I definitely needed a menu plan and need to stick to it.   Monday – Pot Roast in the crockpot. I love my crockpot. I don’t use it during the summer but during the…

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    Home Tour :: Living Room

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin Well, living room might be a tad off as far as descriptions go. It’s really more of a reading room, piano room, soon to be DAR room. A friend from school had a brilliant idea I  borrowed to turn her living room into a reading room and it was the perfect solution for this space that was quickly becoming the staging area for the rest of the house. It’s far from perfect but it’s much, much better than it was. This room is fairly small so too much furniture was definitely going to overcrowd the space. As usual, Grey and I were not in agreement…

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    TBB Asks :: Beauty

    This is a post that took THREE days. If I’m going to resurrect this sad blog I need to work on efficiency. Thank goodness for snow days, I suppose. I’ve been sitting here watching CNN so talking make-up is a pleasant diversion. I thought I’d join in on the fun and take part in TBB Asks at The Blended Beauty. I’m not a big beauty product user but I have started thinking more and more about it. Maybe I’ve finally hit that age? Anyway, I can always use some new recommendations – send them my way if you’ve got them! Eyelash Curler – yes or no? Almost never. My daughter…

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