...by which I mean It's Just Another Random Monday, but what's the limit on using the word "random" in the title of a blog post? I'm surely nearing the limit!
I had a great weekend, how about you? I was a home body for most of it and celebrated Mother's Day (Weekend) in long, drawn-out fashion. Dinner and a movie here, brunch and a brownie there, a stroll through the antique shop and a bouquet of flowers over yonder.
Katie gave me my presents when she returned from her trip last Monday -- European coffees, Greek liquor, and treats from Harrod's. Yum. We broke into the toffee last night.
Alison gave me a card* and a memoir by Julie Andrews, which is PERFECT because the theme for my summertime book club meeting is "celebrity memoir." We're each choosing a different memoir to read and will make a short report to the group!
Maddy brought me a lovely bouquet of flowers, which I supplemented with bleeding hearts cut from the garden -- I'd been wanting a bouquet of them, but they play best with others, so YAY!
It smells farm-y outside today. That may not seem surprising, given that there's a farm right across the street, but it's a TINY farm and it usually doesn't smell like anything at all! It's very light and not altogether unpleasant. Actually, I quite like it and would much rather smell "farm" (even "strong" farm) than many other things!
You know how you have "good" underwear in the drawer and "bad" underwear way down under or pushed to the back? I have the same thing with bras. I grabbed a bad bra this morning. I can't even stand it while I'm just sitting and doing office stuff today. It makes me fidget and squirm. And I'm going to Zumba tonight, which makes it REALLY bad! I made two emergency calls today regarding my bra and how I might take possession of a suitable replacement before 5:30; between Katie & Ali, I think we've got it figured out. Whew! What I really need is to stop at a STORE one of these days to buy a couple of sports models.
Knitting is taking a back seat. It used to be, if there was a conflict on Knit Night, knitting always won, but that's not turning out to be the case this spring/summer -- attendance has been light in general, so I know it's not just me. I posted a message on my knitting group's message board today -- because I'm one of the small handful of "regulars" -- to let them know that I may not be so regular in the coming months; it doesn't feel right to just stop going. I'm knitting plenty/enough at home -- it's still my favorite thing to do instead of housecleaning -- and I'll knit out when I can this summer, but life is busy and family, photography, and fitness are this summer's priorities.
*Ali gave me a photo card from a local photographer who has product in the coffee shop. After her handwritten Mother's Day greeting, Ali wrote a P.S.: You should make your photos into cards -- they're better than these! She's not very objective, of course, but that comment was just the push I needed to get something going -- and maybe getting some inventory into the etsy shop I created months ago, too! Anyway, I spent a good chunk of my relaxing yesterday going through image files for potential cards and maybe even some prints. Thanks Al! What would I do with my kids???