Monday, January 18

Living and Learning: The Week Ahead...

In the Knitting Basket
I spotted the Fox Paws Scarf on Pinterest on Saturday night and now I know what I am going to knit next!  I love the colors that the original scarf is knit in...  the names of the Knit Picks yarn are so wonderful: thicket, rooibos, coriander, serpentine, and larch. 

British mysteries are hitting the spot for me right now.  There are so many to choose from and they are just perfect to watch with a bit of simple knitting and a mug of tea!   Partners in Crime was very nice (The clothes!  The interiors!) and now I am slowly working through Foyle's War.  Poirot might be the next series on my agenda.

On My Bedside Table
I just love Erin Boyle's new book, Simple Matters:  Living with Less and Ending Up with More.  I have only read a little so far, but I flipped through it and can tell that Boyle's aesthetic is right up my alley.  She has a blog that is a delight, too!

Emily Dickinson's Bedroom Renovation video was shared in one of the Facebook groups I am a member of this weekend.  I have long admired Dickinson's poetry, so seeing where she wrote was lovely.  It would be nice to visit The Homestead in person one day, but until then, I'm happy that the Emily Dickinson Museum thought to film her room for all of us to enjoy!

Kitchen, Pantry, Table
It was really hard too get back in the groove last week with school, cleaning, cooking, and the other activities that came up.  Though I really needed a break by the time Saturday rolled around, my lack of productivity over the week-end didn't really do me any favors today.  I went grocery shopping early and then whipped up a few things to get us through most of the week (macaroni and cheese, cream of mushroom soup, pulled pork, coleslaw, and chocolate chip cookies) in between lessons and laundry.  When paired with a few easy to pull together things, the dishes that I prepared should really help me feed the voracious eaters in our home for most of the week.  I think that I may try to grocery shop on Friday evenings and then do some extra cooking on Saturday.  This should make things a bit easier during the week when lessons must take priority.


Martha said...

I also enjoy Foyle's war and Poirot, maybe I'll have check out Partners in Crime. ♥ That Fox Paws pattern looks so very complicated, but if anyone can tackle it, it's YOU. Hope you have a lovely week ahead.

elizabeth said...

lots of goodness here! it's hard to know how to use our time, hey? lovely things and I know all about trying to get back into the groove of things... will take me a while on this end to do that!

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