I always love it when I get to stay home on a weekend day as it makes the day feel so much longer:)
I got up for my usual Sunday morning run. I knew that since we were going for a birthday breakfast afterwards, I wouldn’t get away with doing anything more than just one loop, however, I did manage to extend that loop slightly 😂. I had forgotten my headphones so had a peaceful and quite nice 5.75km run around the river. I didn’t worry about pace, timing or anything else and it was lovely. My knee was talking though:(. It might be all the mileage I put on it this weekend, but I’m going to blame it on being overdue for new shoes instead😂
It was nice to actually sit down with my running buddies and have a conversation. I learned lots of what was happening in everyone’s life and enjoyed this yummy meal!
Thankfully I don’t eat like this everyday!
After stretching and rolling I took care of getting myself some new running shoes. This is a quick process for me as I’ve been wearing the same shoes for several years now, all that changes is the coloring:)
I had forgotten to tell you about the Tazo Glazed Lemon Loaf tea I’ve been enjoying. I have been loving this tea and so has my company. If you get the chance, this is a tea I would buy:)
I had an interesting list for today and the first item was to finish my book. I have been reading Too Scot To Handle by Grace Burrowes.
I had chosen this book in my quest to finish some of the series that I have already started. This book tells the story of Anwen Wyndham and Colin MacHugh. Anwen was a sickly child and her family continues to treat her with kid gloves and restrict her life. She appears to be a quiet, abiding lady. Colin is an upstart Scot who has just become heir to a dukedom. He, thankfully sees beyond Anwen’s outward appearance to her steel core. The two of them take on the task of saving her pet charity.
I really liked the characterization in this book. The characters are fully developed, funny and realistic. They do things you like and things you don’t. The supporting characters of the Wyndham family are as wonderful as ever. I also liked how the problem in this book isn’t a typical romance problem of does he love me, or a misunderstanding, but rather something outside of the couple. Grace Burrowes has done an awesome job on her characters as I disliked one of the characters so much from the start that I almost stopped reading, though I’m glad I didn’t!
The next item on my list was finishing my rug square for the week so I listened to some more of Around the World in 80 Days on LibriVox as I did that:)
I can’t say I got much done around the house this weekend- laundry, sinks bleached, a couple of cabinet doors wiped down, etc. However, I did manage to do some cooking. My fridge is way too full so I’m trying not to grocery shop this week. I try this about once a month to clear out my fridge and cupboards a bit, plus I eat healthier when I have less choice!
I somehow managed to end up with two open jars of pesto. When I mentioned this to Lyndsay she said she had the perfect recipe for me. I have it a shot today and it is very yummy! (Sorry I don’t have a picture but I’m not great at making food look pretty). It was super easy! I spiralized two small zucchini and cooked it up with some garlic and cherry tomatoes . At the same time I cooked up some chicken. At the end, I cut up the chicken and put it in with the tomatoes and chicken and then stirred in two tablespoons (about, as I just finished the jar off) of pesto. It was wonderful and took about ten minutes to make:)
I finished my square for the week!🎊🎉. It took longer than expected, but at least it means I am still on schedule two weeks in:) We’ll see if I can keep it up for a third week as I often don’t have as quiet of weekends as I have had this weekend. This finished square does make me 1/3 done the rug though:)
I’ve been intrigued for a while by Chris who keeps a running total of her yarn skeins and fabric yards. Thankfully my mom and I already downsized the fabric stash, but today I decided to start counting skeins. It was scary!!! In my living room, not the principal storage spot for my yarn, I have 126 skeins! This includes partial skeins too which were counted as one just for simplicity’s sake. I’m almost afraid to go into my spare room or under my bed where the majority of my yarn is stored! I did finally get through the entire place counting my skeins, but it’s an incredibly scary number! All I can console myself with is the fact that many balls are very small and most of it has been given to me. I feel like I need to knit really fast and use up some of this yarn!!!
I spent most of tonight looking for a pattern for a tabard. My aunt had given me yarn and buttons for boot socks, but they will be way too big for me, so I’ve decided on a tabard instead. Of course, in my head it looks like the one I had as a girl- but toned shoulders, open sides, but that seems to be difficult to find:(
Well I’m off to bed to read:)