Because the last two days have gone too quickly!
Friday's dinner turned out beautifully. The baguettes were yummy; I really have to get in the habit of baking bread again, as I like it so much better than anything I can get elsewhere, even at the farmer's market (of course, maybe that's a reason not to bake more often...). And the girls both asked if I'd please make the turnip/carrot soup again. (hello? children? turnips? hmmm...)
This weekend was designated a "get things done" weekend. To that end, Rick started, and finished, his big job, which was to build a wall unit of cubbyholes for the girls' playroom (this was once Younger Daughter's bedroom, until the girls decided years ago that they'd rather share a bedroom, at which time it became their playroom)(mostly, we just call it Chaos Central, hence the cubbies). He'd priced out pre-made units, and they were outrageously expensive, so he decided some time ago that he'd build one himself. And so he did.
That's only part of the unit, but isn't it great? He built it with special spaces for their tabourets, and for the dollhouse, and everything. I was impressed.
Of course, that took the better part of the past two days. We did manage to get a hike in this morning. The weather has stayed cool enough that I'm feeling compelled to spend as much time hiking as I can before it's too hot to be fun on the trails. The wildflowers are blooming, and the dogs came home smelling of sage.
I need to see if I can find some of these to grow on our back hill.
The girls and the dogs ran amok, which was precisely the point.
I did some more baking today. Blueberry squares with a crumble top to take to dinner with some friends, and a big batch of ginger/almond granola, which Rick had been requesting. I also got some bookshelves to put in the den for yarn storage. I figured maybe it was time to start getting organized for a summer of knitting.
And in all of this, I got some spinning done. I'm almost done plying the Linguistic roving from Rabbitch, and have about 300 yards so far. I overplied the first skein, but I think I've corrected fairly well in the second.
The blues aren't showing up very well under the flash; you can see the colors better in some of the pictures of the singles I've posted before. I'll be using this yarn to knit a pair of mitts for Older Daughter. I'm pleased with the way it's turned out; my yarn is starting to look more and more like yarn. This has come in between 16 and 18 wpi, and seems to be a slightly thick fingering weight yarn. It's not entirely even yet, but so much better than my earlier efforts! I don't think I'm going to be in the least embarrassed to have Older Daughter wearing this out in public (although I admit that there is a small selfish part of me that hopes that she doesn't like the mitts so I can have them; this colorway spun up beautifully).
Tomorrow, we'll be assembling bookshelves, and getting the guest room ready for our various parents to come visiting sequentially in the next week or so. I'm starting to feel like my summer is disappearing already, and it hasn't even started yet. I know that I won't feel quite so much like that once this conference paper is written and I've been to my workshop in June and come back, but until then, there's a lot that has to happen.