But I just have to say, there are always so many reasons I don't get to enjoy my garage spot. Most of them involve Paul working on his other cars, or painting his friends' cars, and needing the space, so mine sits outside. Note to self: Thank Paul's friend Rob for letting me have my car sit outside for a good portion of this winter. Whining over. For now.
In Knitting News:
I am almost done with my Meadowlark ! (I had to look up the name of this AGAIN. For the life of me, I can't remember the name of it and keep wanting to call it Watershed.)
|Unblocked - back view.|
|Blocking - front view. See how much |
bigger/stretched it got?
In Cooking News:
We are on a health kick here at chez Cassidy. So, I made this really yummy Lentil Salad:
And ALSO, I decided to try to make some Easter bread. I did a test-loaf yesterday to see if it would work, so I can make more at the end of this week.
|Easter bread minus the colored eggs.|
|Icing and sprinkles!|
Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick: This was a recommended book on the Books on the Nightstand podcast and I really liked it. I've read several of their recommendations recently and I haven't been disappointed. I did have a little trouble getting used to the author's writing style which included some run-on sentences/paragraphs and some parts that I wasn't sure where it fit into the story, but eventually stopped trying to re-read things and just went with it. Here is the Amazon ditty:
"It is the summer of 1948 when a handsome, charismatic stranger, Charlie Beale, recently back from the war in Europe, shows up in the town of Brownsburg, a sleepy village nestled in the Valley of Virginia. All he has with him are two suitcases: one contains his few possessions, including a fine set of butcher knives; the other is full of money. A lot of money. Heading Out to Wonderful is a haunting, heart-stopping novel of love gone terribly wrong in a place where once upon a time such things could happen."
Charlie is a mysterious man. The story runs along with all kinds of suggestions as to what type of man he might be or might have been before we meet him and constantly makes you wonder where the story is going to end up, hoping for the best, but not really sure it will work out. Very engaging.
In Other News That May Or May Not Interest You:
Crooked icicle out the back door:
|Turn your head sideways....|
Pretty view of Bar Harbor from Paul's trip to Maine for work last week: