Fabulous weekend! We ate pretty much solid from Friday night to Sunday afternoon – that’s what you get for getting five moms in one cottage. We washed it all down with a pretty steady stream of wine and gin and tonics. We sat on the beach, we read. We took walks, both on the beach and in the woods. We slept in. It was great!
I did all those things, and knit some too:
The book is Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles, by Margaret George. Fluffy, but not too fluffy, except for the size – it’s roughly 1000 pages.
And, apparently, I needed to loosen up, because I have finally made most of a workable garment out of the hated-no-more Kureyon Sock yarn.
Which just goes to show you that G&Ts are even more useful than just as a cure for malaria.
Here are the ladies, returning from a long walk. The cottage we were at is the brown one. It was lovely. Very comfortable and cottagey. Note the ostentatious new cottage under construction on the left. While it was huge and had beautiful lines and a fantastic kitchen and everything else (we snooped, it’s true), it just doesn’t seem like a cottage to me. Heck, I don’t even think I could handle it as a house. We’re such slobs, that huge space would just pile up with an incredible amount of crap.
I have to get ready for my big trip this weekend, but I have a concert on Saturday, so I have rehearsals for that to deal with too. I’m filled with excitement about the trip and anxiety about the kids (I know, I know, they’ll be fine, but I worry anyway). I made a list of all the stuff I had to do, and really ought to be doing them, but am feeling strangely unmotivated.
Oh, come to the show (see link above)! Mention the “friends and family of the choir” offer, and get in for only $10! It’s a funny one – a huge departure from our usual serious religious stuff. Plus, I have a one-second (spoken) solo!