Sorry the dansko link didn't work. It worked when I posted (I always check it because I'm paranoid about that). I'll post a photo of the shoes when they get here. This is one I found online at shoes.com. They're like closed back clogs. They fit like clogs and the backs are designed to move as you walk. Some people find this disconcerting but I've come to really like it.
Today has been an odd weather day. When I woke up (after almost 12 hours of much needed sleep), I felt better and was sneezing less. My nose doesn't feel like it's going to come off and my head is clearer. There was some sun, but lots of dark clouds. As the day went by, there would be about 2 minutes of downpour and then some clearing and then clouds for a while and then the whole thing would start over. It made it hard for Pk to do anything outside. Now, at 7 pm, it's still 70 degrees and windy but hasn't rained for a while. Weird.
We got the winter clothes down even though the weather is unseasonably warm because I know this won't last. I washed and folded and put away all the sweaters and sweatshirts and long sleeved things we'll need. One more load and then all the laundry is done. I love this. My closet and drawers are all straightened out and neat. One weekend soon I have to attack the hall closet. It's full of old sheets and towels that I didn't want to throw out but are a real mess.
Tomorrow we're going to get a Sunday paper and go to the buffet for breakfast. If you get there early, you can spread out in a booth and read the paper and eat. Then it's a trip to the fancy grocery store for some spice Pk is looking for and a trip back to the kitchen store to exchange the beater for the mixer we bought last night. And then a trip to our local grocery store for our groceries. I'd like to shop at the fancy store but it's markedly more expensive and they don't have the selection our local store does.
Whooo. Here comes the rain again and I swear I hear thunder in the distance.
I think Sunday afternoon is one of my favorite times of the week. Usually, everything is already prepared for the upcoming week (my bag is packed and my laundry is done), dinner is in the oven (tonight roast chicken with mashed potatoes and fresh green beans) and it's a time for walks, movies, books and just plain spending time with my husband. The house smells delicious as the chicken cooks. Yesterday I made a loaf of a citrusy challah We had it for dinner last night with a spinach quiche. I fixed dinner for my friend's birthday. We played games and ate hot fudge sundaes. She doesn't like cake (I know! How can that be possible? But it's true) so I got iced cream and hot fudge and whipped up some cream. It was a good substitute for birthday cake. I made a sweater and some tiny socks for a coworker's new granddaughter. I love this color for a baby. It's not typical and pastel. I am working on finishing up my wips and then I want to collect all the bits …
This was a winter with little or no snow here in the wilds of Southern New Jersey. I have listened to the people around me rejoice about this but I am not a happy camper. In my head, I know less snow is safer (unless it means ice storms) but if it doesn't get cold and freeze over, how are we going to survive the hot summer months? I need the contrast to help me get through. Spring has officially come but the poor bulbs didn't know they still had time to wait and we had many daffodils all blooming the day before we were due for a major winter storm. I asked Elanor to go out and cut all of the blooming daffs so we wouldn't lose them all to the ice we were anticipating. The storm was a bust but we had vases and jars of springtime sunshine all through the house. We made it through St Patrick's Day with only 2 loaves of soda bread. It was yummy (and there's still a loaf in the freezer). In a "swap", I traded these purple hand knit socks for a set of b…
Here it is another Monday Morning. It's cold. The car was covered with frost and needed a good scraping this morning.
We had a wonderfully restful long weekend at Chez Wood. Wednesday after work, Elanor and I baked pumpkin and apple pies. Thursday we got up and put the turkey into the oven and then got prepared to watch some parades.
To quote Inigo Montoya, "I don't think that means what I think it means.....". In my mind, when you say Parade, I envision marching bands and floats and some movement down a street. The parades in Philadelphia and NYC have become production numbers and not so much parades. They have performances by dance troupes and singers in staged areas and there is a decided lack of marching bands. Being a former band geek (a majorette for years), they are my favorite part.
Em and Jim came for dinner and it was good. We had a good meal and talked and just enjoyed each other's company.
Friday, Pk and I planned to go to the grocery sto…