Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter Break

Okay, so it isn't politically correct to call the school break Easter Break, but our area's spring break is always scheduled during Holy Week.  At any rate, we are in the middle of the week long break.  We have taken advantage of the time off for Miss Zebra.  The beach was yesterday, just went for the day.  It was a wonderful day.  Perfect day at the beach in fact.  Hardly any wind, just a breeze...not too cold but not too warm.  Very comfortable and very few people.  Wonderful day to just sit on the beach.  I took my tablet to read, but just crocheted instead...and slept.  I hate to admit it, but I took some allergy medicine the evening before, a different kind than I normally take, and it wiped me out.  I just easily dozed off when I didn't need to be alert for anything. It was really heaven to just zone out and doze in and out with the sound of the ocean waves, birds, and light breeze in the trees surrounding me.

On the way home we stopped at our favorite road side fruit stand.
Have you ever seen such HUGE strawberries?  They are so sweet as well.  I tell you, I cut to up and had a little over a serving size.  This morning, I cut up the largest, added a half a banana the sprinkled a bit of Splenda over it and it was the best breakfast I have had in a very long time.

As for crocheting projects.  The green fleck shawl is now finished.

I think it really turned out great.  It was an easy pattern to follow and even though I found a few things questionable about the pattern, I emailed the designer who was very kind about answering all questions.  In fact, the designer really liked my finished project and requested to be allowed to use the photo of my folded shawl be used as a feature photo for the pattern.

Here is a photo of the pointed portion of the shawl, to show the ruffle detail.
I am currently working on a few squares that need to be finished as soon as possible to get in the mail, then it is back to my WIP , of which I have a few.  Tomorrow we will be leaving to go camp out in the desert and ride the dirt bikes, and me on my quad.  The wind is forecast to be blowing very strong so I am taking my ripple afghan to work on as well.  I really don't want to go, but am however looking forward to some much needed down time. However I can get it.

We will be back for Easter services and I will be cooking up a storm since I won't be here to cook ahead as I usually do.  Knowing that this is how it will happen, I am keeping the menu simple, and down sized compared to the past. Will see how this all turns out.

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