Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Weekend Update

I had a fabulous and relaxing weekend, despite all the driving I did. On Friday night, we went to J's graduation from the police academy and had two wonderful surprises. First, he finished first in his class, which garnered him a number of awards, and secondly, he proposed to L!
They are officially engaged now! Such a sweet moment. Steve's happy, although he looks a little stunned here.

I left Saturday morning and drove out to Blacksburg for a lovely visit with Melissa. We went to an art show featuring one of her friend's art work, ate out, went to a craft show where I bought a few Christmas gifts, went shopping, ate some more, watched a movie, made pumpkin pies and homemade macaroni and cheese, unclogged a sink, and enjoyed the gorgeous weather. Oh, and I knit a lot throughout most of that. The pictures never seem to show how rich the colors are but trust me, they were breathtaking.

I left Monday morning after breakfast at Gillies, a Blacksburg landmark, and meandered my way home. I stopped at the Mud House in Crozet for what is now my traditional rest stop for a lovely latte and cranberry cookie (my lunch) and a little knitting.
I love that place. The leaves were so beautiful that I decided to take Route 250 from Crozet to Charlottesville, driving past the UVA campus. Such a pretty place. I wish I had stopped but it'll have to wait until another time.

I arrived in Richmond about an hour before Stef got out of class, so I waited at an interesting coffee shop she had told me about. We ate dinner at a place called Sticky Rice, then did a little food shopping, before I headed out.

All in all, a lovely weekend. Hope yours was too.


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful weekend. The Fall colors are beautiful, I've yet to knit in the sand - I'm living on the other side of the county so "sand knitting" is possible for me. I have dog hair in EVERYTHING I knit so some sand maybe interesing to add. I knit in my dream cottage - the only problem is it's in the wrong location. Have a great week!

  2. Sounds like an amazing weekend. The colors are beautiful, so happy your weeknd was wonderful. Congrats to the very happy couple.

  3. You always pack so much into your times away! What a lovely surprise that engagement must have been. And congratulations to the clever - and handsome - grad!

  4. heh, I'm glad you included unclogging a sink! can I have that picture of Kate and I in front of our lovely abode!?? : )