Saturday consisted of some running around in the morning. We headed over to NJ for a trip to Kohl's, Target, the liquor store (don't tell the PA officials!), and the mall. The Tim had a coupon for Kohl's, and I benefitted from it, and we also picked up some kitchen towels, which we seem to go through at a record pace. We bought some wine and gin at the liquor store, and I returned a pair of shoes and got a battery for my watch at the mall, then we headed to Target for some groceries. We were finished and home before noon. Then The Tim took a nap, and I "finished finished" my Shift cowl - meaning that I sewed up the back seam, and so now the knitting isn't just finished, the project is! I absolutely love it and will share it soon in an FO post. That evening we just hung out and watched some shows we had recorded.
Sunday The Tim had to work, so I was on my own as usual. Hamlet and I took a really nice, long walk in the morning, and stopped at the dog park on our way home. He was pretty wiped out afterwards, I have to say! Then I swept up in the garden, which didn't really take long because I'd done the major cleanup a few weeks ago. The only downside was that I really really really missed my snoopervisor, Jack. :-( The others are nervous about going outside, so the Koodle just slept upstairs, and Pip sat at the screen door giving instructions the whole time. I was hoping to sit out there in the evening, but dinner was later than usual, and by the time we cleaned up, it was getting dark, so hopefully after this week's heat wave we'll have some nice days when I can enjoy it.
After that and taking a shower, I decided that I deserved some relaxing time, so I sat down and started working on the socks I want to make next, and watch a podcast. After that, I spent about an hour ironing - yes, there are things I still iron. I actually find it to be one of those activities that I don't do very often but when I do, I enjoy it, as it becomes a bit meditative. Also, it's not that great to iron in our basement, so I like to bring it all upstairs to the living room, where I can look out the window into the garden and watch the birds and squirrels. And - I'm actually accomplishing something at the same time! Then I went back upstairs and cast on my Pabaigh and got about 4 rounds knit. After dinner, I finished a book I was reading, and then headed to bed, since my busy day was catching up with me. But it was a good way to end the weekend.
So now it's Monday, and fortunately this morning walking to work it was still quite pleasant outside. Which was nice, because heading home I think it's gonna be a lot different! This is a short work week for me, since I'm taking off Friday, so there is one fewer day of vacation I lose at the start of the new fiscal year. And then next week is the week of the Fourth of July - WHAT???
Here's hoping that we all have a good week, one way or the other. If you are in the heat zone, I hope you can stay cool. I'm already busy figuring out how to make it work ...
Note: Knitting also works. ;-)