Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday - 04/02/2018

What a nice Easter I had and I hope you did too.  It was quiet and relaxing and rainy and cozy.  I knitted and read and watched some t.v. and had some good food.  What more could a person ask for?  Oh, and of course I had my Fab 4 here to entertain me.  In fact, Orphan Annie (at first I thought it was the Easter Bunny) left me a little surprise by the front door when I got up.  Wasn't that so thoughtful of her?
I've been on a roll today getting things done and it feels good.  I'm not comfortable sitting around too long.  I got the kitchen, laundry room and part of the family room vacuumed and washed the laundry room and kitchen floor.  I did a load of laundry, made some soup and worked on my Hitchhiker shawl on breaks.  I got to the light purple and now to the dark purple since yesterday............although each row takes longer and longer...........still loving this project and I highly recommend it!
I finally got my Alicia Paulson Spring cross stitch kit in the mail today!  I was hoping to have it to work on over the Easter weekend but I can work on it now.......

 I can't wait to get started on it and the green fabric is just!  She said she might have some more kits so check out her blog on my sidebar if you're interested and for sure you can get the pattern.
Here's what I finished reading............good and timely for the Easter season..........not only was this  about God's mercy but how we are to be merciful to others.......a great reminder........
Here is what I am currently reading...........this is the 2nd book in the Outlander series and I am stopping  reading it as I am watching Season 1 on t.v. which is book 1 and I am getting confused between the two.  Both the book and the series are explicit, violent, lots of nudity, of course it's only ever the women that are ridiculous!   I'm not one to usually watch these types of shows but Outlander has a great story and I would like to know if it is historical fiction as I'm pretty sure that many of these events really happened and I think Diana Gibaldon, the author, has her PhD in history but I could be!  Anyway,  I seem to be addicted to the series regardless of all the stuff I don't like so we'll see how long I last.   If I start having bad dreams we are done!  I will resume reading the second book when I have finished watching the first book on t.v.
This is my non-fiction book and I have had this book for awhile...years probably.  I read another book by these 2 sister octogenarians and they are wonderful to read and so wise.  They are a great example of not letting things stand in your way regardless.  I highly recommend any of their books....not sure how many they wrote...I know of 2.  I'm sure they are long gone now to the great beyond but what interesting and accomplished people they both were.
Since I've stopped reading Dragonfly in Amber, I started reading this fiction fact, I just started it last night so I really can't tell you much yet except it's about a family that farms and the author happens to live in Wisconsin with her farmer husband. 
I have caught up with The Yarn Hoarder podcasts and I need to catch up with my other ones that I watch; Inside Number 23, Brooklyn Knitfolk, Knitting Expat, Bakery Bears and Stitching the High Notes.  Also, Stitched in Sweden if she still podcasts.  Some are getting so infrequent that I think they have quit.  I like ones that are more regular.....I should talk when it comes to my blog! LOL!
As for other t.v. just Stranger Things and Outlander.
I hope you have a great week and tell me what you are reading, watching and/or listening to!
Happy Trails!!!


  1. Hi Sandra! Whew! You make me tired just reading about your accomplishments. I got zero, zilch, nada done this weekend. Back spasms had me flat on my back Saturday and Sunday. I saw a new doctor, a chiropractor this morning for the first time and I go back tomorrow to see what he can do to help, if anything.
    I've also noticed that my favorite podcasters aren't recording much. Life must be keeping them all too busy. I hope to post in a day or two when I can actually sit up that long! Have a lovely day.

  2. I just finished Circling the Sun and gave it my highest rating....which I save for only the best. Last year I only gave one highest rating...this year, I've already given 2! Now I'm reading Lab Girl, about a botanist. Haven't really gotten into it yet. Enjoy your evening sweet friend. Hugs!

  3. I am reading road maps. On our way to take my mom to her final resting place. Lol. Bet you didn't expect that response.

  4. We are watching McCleod's Daughters on Hulu - 8 seasons to watch. I've been reading herbal books from the library, along with cookbooks and my Bible.

  5. I am reading blogs and the 3rd Trixie Belden Book...and magazines! Watching...The Voice i guess no one really inspires me on that show anymore. Wednesday I watch survivor:) I have an audio book Lincoln in the bardo...oh my it is different...language is raw:)

  6. Hi Sam :) Your cross-stitch looks like it's going to be so much fun to do! All I've been doing is concentrating on Jack and trying to get sleep where I can. I'm reading cookbooks (as usual lol!)...we're trying to watch movies when we can keep our eyes open. Otherwise, the next 3 weeks while Jack is having his "bed rest" will be just getting by I think. :)

  7. I think you would like "Flat Broke with Two Goats" by Jeanette McGaha. It's a memoir about a couple who got into financial trouble and ended up with nothing. It's the story of how they endured and how they learned to live simply. It was a suggested read from the online library and a thoroughly enjoyable book.
    I've grown tired of the Outlander series. I'm on the Fiery Cross, book 5 and it's really slow going. I'm pushing on to see if it gets better. I certainly hope so.
    Hugs, Sharon


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