August 11, 2016

Life at the Moment..

Hello again friends.
So far this week has been slow and restful which is exactly what I hoped it would be.  All summer long has been busy busy busy.  Last week our church hosted VBS.  I was in charge of the kitchen and the snacks.  So every day there was prep work and a whole lot of clean up afterwards.  Taking on VBS is a huge job but can be very rewarding if done right.  Anyhow, I told everyone in my family that this week I was going to take it easy.  I said I don't want to do anything other than sit and knit and watch the Olympics.  I was tired at the time I said it and it really did sound like heaven but realistically there was a whole lot of other things that needed my attention around the house. Isn't that always the case?

I restarted the throw I was working on.  I wasn't quite happy with it.  It was way too big and the needles I was using were a bit too large.  It wasn't holding it's shape very well so I frogged it and started over.  This time with a different color so it will seem like I'm making progress even though I'm really not.  I'm using smaller needles this time too and I'm liking the results a lot better.  I keep my basket here and pick up my knitting while I watch the Olympics in the evening. 

I've been cooking a lot of  squash and zucchini.  There's a sweet older lady from church that keeps bringing us some. I tend to like the green zucchini better than the yellow squash but even then I've been looking for different recipes to use them in.  Zucchini bread is always a winner. My husband and kids eat it up really fast.  I made it with whole wheat flour this time and it's still delicious.  Can't go wrong with zucchini bread.

Youngest daughter starts her sophomore year at high school tomorrow.  Son started his work study today at the university but classes don't officially start until Tuesday. These are the last days of our summer break.  I'm always a little sad to see them come to an end but at the same time I'm eager to get back into a routine.

So what have you been working on?
What's been keeping you busy?
Would love to know.



  1. Lovely scenes of domestic bliss - always something to keep busy with, isn't there? Pretty color for your throw and the zucchini bread looks delicious. It's always nice to start a new school year and have routine back. I remember that feeling of having the house to myself for a few precious hours, even though you miss them :) x Karen

  2. You are so right about there is always other things to do! Enjoy the school routine while you can. My last kid graduated a year ago and starting the new school year with no kids in school is so weird for me. Time flies by so fast. Our farmer's market has had some amazing zucchini lately and I have made zucchini pasta as well as zucchini pizza boats these past few weeks. I have yet to try it in a bread. Might be on my agenda soon.

  3. I have been busy with little visitors, one family after the other so no time for crafting. Love the sound of the zucchini bread.

  4. Hi Beca, it is hard to find time for ourselves but I try to do that in the evenings. I can't believe that school is already starting and we have until the end of August right after Labor Day. I love summers spending time with the kids but I guess it's time to get back into a regular routine. It sounds like you have been really busy and you do need to relax a little when you have a chance. Hope you have a lovely week.

  5. I know exactly how you feel!!! I feel like this today, but I won't be able to take it easy! I have several important errands to run and take care of bill TODAY!!!

    Beautiful pictures! I love zucchini but I have never harvest it myself, and I no longer have a generous neighbor that would share his bounty with us. You can't go wrong with zucchini bread!

  6. All looks good. I want that cake. It texture looks good.


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