The weekend was finally dry for a change — and it was very nice. I was actually able to get out quite a bit.
Friday evening I just vegged out. I cooked whole grain rotini and topped it with diced tomatoes and a couple of spoonfuls of pesto sauce, then topped it with grated pecorino romano. Saturday morning I went and got a haircut — shorter for the summer. I can spike it a bit on top and the back if I choose. Then I worked around the house a bit. Went to a very sweet wedding Saturday afternoon — a young couple at my church got married. The groom was a vocalist on my praise team and invited me. It was a lovely wedding — and who can resist wedding cake? Certainly not me.
Yesterday evening I got out on my bicycle for a short ride. Trying to get back into shape. I have been going to the park to walk, but don’t get over there as often as I would like, so I thought I would try bicycling around the neighborhood. Cleaned up the bike, aired up the tires and off I went. I went again this afternoon, too. Last night I watched an interesting little film — Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont. Joan Plowright was the main character. I love British films.
This afternoon I got back out on my bike and then worked on weeding my front garden areas and moved several cannas to a different spot. I didn’t finish the weeding, but will do a little each evening until I get caught up — as long as it stays fairly dry, anyway.
Khalid Hosseini, the author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, is coming here for a reading at the end of June. I phoned my mother and she wants to go, so she will get the tickets this week. I enjoyed The Kite Runner and I reserved his new book at the library. Hopefully I will get to read it before he comes here.
I am nearly finished with A Year in the World by Frances Mayes. It makes me want to travel. PBS is showing Visions of Sicily this week. I lived there for 2.5 years back in the late 70s — I will have to watch it to see if I recognize anything.
This week I managed to finish two new dishcloths for my kitchen — in a lemon-lime colorway. I added some beads to the “yarn” I am making for Bauble. I am nearly half done making the “yarn.” This week I want to finish the second sleeve on Ryan’s sweater and another of the cotton towels I am knitting for my dining chair covers. If I get one of those done, it will be a good thing.