Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Spring Break, What I Did On My

The week before spring break was full of issues at work, including me going home sick one day, probably due to stress more than anything, so I was really looking forward to relaxing and resting this past week. And that is mostly the way it went. I hung out with my mom, my daughter, and my stepdaughters, at least a time or two, and my BFF and I were together a lot; we knit at my house, at a couple of LYS, and even one night at the restaurant/bar where my youngest works and calls Bingo games on Wednesday nights! I really didn't do anything except eat out, knit, and nap, so I hope I've recharged enough to make it through the home stretch until June. I did have a bout of intestinal distress and a migraine, so it wasn't all rosy, but I do feel fairly rested and relaxed.

Melissa and I were photo bombed by one of her coworkers!
Lori and I didn't win a thing, but it was lots of fun, especially when Melissa would use her megaphone to give us a shout out!

I also took advantage of being off in the daylight hours to walk around the neighborhood and enjoy the spring flowers. These are tulips from my stepdaughter's wedding three years ago.


I think dogwoods are my favorite of all spring blooms.

I had hoped to be able to sit on the beach, but although we had some beautiful weather, it was much too windy this week.

I pulled out the sweater I had begun in early fall, and was hoping to finish before tomorrow, but it will take a few more sessions. I only have half of one sleeve (short) and the button band to knit before seaming so it's very, very close.

I also made a couple of "homemade" pizzas, using ingredients from Trader Joe's.

And a lot of the time, I just hung out with my sweet cat, Gracie.

My little shadow; I love her so much!



  1. Sounds lovely (well, except for the sick parts) - just like a break should be! I hope you feel restored and ready to deal with it all now. And it's always good to know that Gracie will be waiting for you when you get home. :-)

  2. It was a much-needed break, huh? Sorry you were ill for part of it. I'm not sure I'm ready to go back, but I keep telling myself I can do 8 more weeks!

  3. Thank you both! Only 8 more weeks!!

  4. she's a beauty. I love your white tulips!