Cool Monday in KS

Today it is cloudy and cool here.  I am actually wearing a long sleeve cotton sweater!  We are supposed to get some rainshowers and more cool autumn like weather all week — Woo Hoo!

The weekend went by fairly quickly though I did not have a lot of activities planned.  It was a pretty nice weekend.  Friday evening I met my mother and younger daughter who had a girlfriend with her at an art reception.  So I munched on a plate of goodies and then looked at art for awhile.  It was an all media show, so there was a variety.  Some fiber arts, lots of ceramics — one of the show judges is a potter.  I was disappointed that there were not more assemblages.  There were a few collages and some sculpture.  Not many paintings or drawings, either. One display I really liked was called Tea for 47 People and it was a series of handbuilt tea pots of all different sizes attached to a wall.

On the way home I stopped and picked up my tickets to see Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.  She is coming to Wichita this next Sunday!  I am going with two friends — should be a great time.

Saturday morning I got up and worked in my yard for several hours.  I cut back the blackberry bush in preparation for winter, removed the seed pods from my blackberry lilies, weeded, watered, trimmed — it was good to get that all done.  The willow sunflowers are starting to develop blooms.  And I have tomato plants that still have a lot of fruit and at least one is still blooming.

I tried a new burger recipe for lunch and we liked it.  Blue Cheese Burgers — I mixed blue cheese crumbles, fresh chopped chives, dry mustard, worcestershire, and hot sauce into ground beef and cooked the patties on my stovetop grill.  We ate those on multi-grain buns with red onion, lettuce, and tomato.  I made a simple fruit salad with halved black grapes, chunks of cantaloupe, a fresh peach, and a fresh pear.

Saturday afternoon I went to the library and then came home and worked on some knitting.  I started another child’s front placket sweater — I am using a dark purple for the seed stitch borders and placket and a lavender for the body and sleeves.  And I worked on a ribbed watchcap in black — Adopt a Platoon is starting a campaign for hats for the soldiers serving in northern Iraq and Afghanistan.  If you read this blog and are interested in supporting our soldiers, check out Adopt a Platoon at — I have been supporting soldiers through this group for three years now.

Yesterday after church I ate lunch and then because it was such a beautiful day with a nice breeze, I put on my walking clothes and went to the park.  When I got home from my walk, I made some coffee and sat out on the glider for an hour with a book.  After that I did some miscellaneous chores around the house and then made dinner. 

It was a lovely weekend.  Not too busy, and I got some things accomplished along with some relaxation — now we shall see what the week brings.


About ksknitter

I wear many hats -- mother and grandmother, paralegal, knitter, bass player in a praise and worship band, gardener, cook, avid reader, good friend, good listener -- just to name a few. View all posts by ksknitter

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