the weekend

Monday, September 14, 2020

The end of summer. I can feel it in every part of my soul. 

My kitchen still isn't quite finished, but finished enough to unpack our things and make room for new memories.  Watch out for more kitchen photos.  I'll show you the before and after as soon as she is finished.  

I used the somewhat old watermelon to make watermelon juice, blending in some boiled ginger slices.  Why haven't I been doing this for like ever?!  Thank you Nadine!

I sat outside working on my Frida Sweater.  It's coming along nicely, but damn that twisted rib. (The entire body and sleeves of the sweater!)  Of course, I timed the rows.  9:40.23 a row.  Let's call it 10 min a row.  
There are 6 rows in an inch.  So, let's call it an hour to knit an inch.  I have about 7 inches more to knit.  So, let's say at least 8 more hours on the body.  Cause you know I am not knitting an hour straight.  I mean, there is something to drink, something to eat, something to check on my phone, something else to do for sure!   (You see how my brain works.  🤪)
I watched the lower leaves fall from the basil plants as I cut every single one.  It was almost too late for these plants.  I have to remember to do this at least one week earlier.  Two weeks earlier would probably be even better.   Yep, end of August, Leslie!
And, I swam my last swim of the summer on Sunday.  It rained on my back as I finished my 100th lap and I felt like a child again.  Thank you pool for all of the meditative times you gave me.  My heart is full.  
Oh, and next summer I need to remember to treat my hair as I did this summer.  Before I put on my cap, I spray it with fresh water and then add coconut or almond oil.  No more swimmers hair!

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  1. Hi Leslie! Oh swimming in that pool, that Frida, that juice - all so lovely! Thank you for your blog & videos, I am new to them and have been enjoying what you share! I am new to knitting and you have inspired me to make the hotline jumper (AUS) as my first major project! I also have 2 boys & a girl, although much younger (5,7,9) lovely to see :) Thanks for being a friend to knit with! Xx Michella

  2. Oh, Miss Leslie. I love your summer recap. Thank goodness that our brains work so similarly. I time my knitting too. :)

    I can't wait to see your kitchen reveal. I bet SHE will be amazing. Kitchens do have genders, don't they?

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