a visit with my family in Seattle (Julian gets cuter every day I think)...getting part II of a custom dye order (oh, the possibilities..and finally I have in my possession the perfect red laceweight)...3(!) pain-free nights of rest (I tore a pelvic ligament somehow months ago...the only time I feel pain is when lying down but it is excruciating...the sweet luxury of even 1 pain-free night is enough to improve my mood)...my first issue of Taproot arrived and I have been loving reading bits and pieces here and there.
Worked on a new cowl to test my hand-dyed skein...dyed some more yarn (a more detailed post on all this coming in a few days)...started a dishcloth for a friend...after a bit of a lull, enjoyed the comfort of having my camera in my hands more and more frequently...
In the Kitchen: After I've been traveling a lot and eating horribly for days, I tend to approach food and cooking differently the first week or two after being back home. I crave simple, familiar, healthy. I don't want to try complicated recipes. I want to have meals that only consist of a few ingredients that I've made time and time again...like:
- baked salmon with roasted broccoli and Heidi's white beans and cabbage
- baked pork chops topped with caramelized onions, paired with roasted brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes tossed in olive oil and salt
- a simple, yet satisfying alfredo with chicken, spinach, and mushrooms
- and of course...huckleberry pie
- we've been working through MI-5 for years now, enjoying every minute of it. The series was canceled last fall after 10 seasons. We have 7 more episodes before we are finished and so we took a break to spread them out longer. This weekend we continued on and couldn't help ourselves...we watched 2 episodes and I had to be strong to not watch a third. That show is addicting...
- a new to me group shared via kristy....started with this song and then fell down a rabbit hole exploring others
- a movie recommended by a friend...it was entertaining and I liked the tidbits of information about birds spread throughout
This week, I decided to introduce one of our girls. This is a sad introduction because we lost her right at the start of the new year. But she was a special animal (as they all are) and I felt like sharing her beautiful face in memory...Meet Curly. She was one of our biggest animals...quite nervous with everybody but me. I slowly gained her trust many years ago, and was able to use her in our research. She died at age 18.5 of bladder cancer.
Around the web:
- this particular incident of yarn bombing is super cool...imagine how long it took to do it?
- I love what Julie is doing with an old cardigan
- part of my word for the year 'self' meant doing some purging...'things', 'relationships' etc. it does my heart good that one of my purges became someone else's joy!
- I embrace the darkness...I love the honesty in this post.
- we all need a reminder
- the need to make...how very true
- I wish I had known...I've seen these letters to a younger self before but this particular one just seemed more honest...take a look
- these words...
- I love this post about lost pictures...and about finding them
- this is going on the menu for next week
Flickr Faves (highlighting inspiring photography from others):
So...what was your week like?_ _ _ _ _
Now playing: Tusk by Fleetwood Mac