I'm so happy I deleted the games on my iPad. Even though I miss playing them sometimes, I feel like it has allowed me to be outside more, to knit more, and to read more. To satisfy the gaming itch, I just downloaded the Luminosity app, which is supposed to be good for the brain.
After picking a little over four pounds on Saturday, I went back to the strawberry field Sunday morning and picked twelve pounds of strawberries, which I put up in Ball jars. I froze some in water and some without, to test which method I prefer. I also have been eating them with yogurt and in smoothies. I can't wait until blueberry season and am planning to hit the pick-your-own farms as much as I can this summer.
I also worked in the yard a lot and sat on the beach a little all three days, reading and knitting. The ratio was a bit heavy on work, but I am pleased with how much I got accomplished. I am actually ready to get back to work, since I've exhausted myself doing yard work and power washing the house. I was able to sit on the beach long enough to finish The Book Thief, which is an amazing read. Although I want to read Middlemarch this summer, I'm sticking to shorter novels until school is out. My beach knitting project is the Triilian shawl, using a skein of Susan Schaeffer yarn I bought last year. Since the yarn is cotton and the pattern is easy, I think it will be a perfect beach knit.