This past week I was on February break….I did a whole lot of nothing and a little something…
and spent most of Saturday, Sunday, and parts of the rest of the week visiting the 870+ blogs involved. I visited EVERY SINGLE ONE!!! I only commented on those that I wanted a chance to win the doorprize and I won two! One from here: http://brittanyfaeries.blogspot.com/, a rose quartz tree and one from here: http://rey-gato.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-second-one-world-one-heart.html I picked the purple frog. I think it’s funny that I’m getting one from France and the other from Mexico, as I have both of those heritages in my background…I added several new blogs to my Blogroll, added several etsy shops to my favorites and gained a couple of new followers – Howdy! Not sure I’ll do it again next year, with the whole new twist…
Oh and Janine from Germany won my giveaway, another country I have ties to…
The Social Network – bored me
The Kids Are All Right – really good
Winter’s Bone – Bleak movie, but beautiful and fantastically acted!
I’ve also seen: The King’s Speech, Toy Story 3, and Inception. This is the most movies I’ve ever seen that are nominated..
Monday – The Hubs and I went on a day date….we went to Nodine’s and picked up some jerky, Goshen to visit a pottery place that was closed. But I took a picture of the last covered bridge in Connecticut
and then we headed out to Kent to go to Black Sheep Yarns. We stopped first at Kent Falls, it was a gorgeous day!
Then onto the shopping, where I picked up this:
As it was Valentine’s Day, I got some red and the whitish ones are for some knucks for the Hubs…he picked the yarn. We also stopped at the in-laws for a bit…I also picked up this at House of Books I had seen it last fall and it stayed with me, so I picked it up….
Tuesday…I went to lunch with some friends at the Cheesecake Factory. Forgot to take a picture…and bought a couple of books at Barnes and Noble
Wednesday… I hung out and watched tv and visited more blogs, was not feeling well, had a bit of a stomache upset. Oh and I finished The Girl in the Gatehouse which I’d downloaded to the nook. I enjoyed it.
Thursday….I hung out for a bit, but knew I was heading to New Haven later in the day….I wanted to do some LYS’ visits….First I went to Knit New Haven and I will blog separately about it..but it was enjoyable. Then I went to Yarns LLC..I did get this, top from Knit New Haven, bottom Yarns LLC..
Then I joined some online friends: NutmegKnitter and WifeMomKnitter at their Stitch and Bitch group in North Haven. I think this is the third time I’ve joined them. I wish I was closer, as I’d go every week..but it’s a 40+ minute ride and it would just exhaust me…so I venture down when I’m not working the next day…and WifeMomKnitter helped me progress on my sock …….Thank You!
Friday…hmm what did I do??? Oh Friday I made this:
for the winner of my blog doorprize, Janine. I asked her what color she would like. She said light pink, I had this light rose pink, so hope that is okay. It took about 4 hours. I was also helping the Hubs with online applications and stuff….
Saturday…we were out and about again….dropping off applications, stopping by a friend’s house and what’s that…oh…visiting ANOTHER LYS..I will blog again separately about my visit to the Village Wool in Glastonbury, but I got this:
and Saturday, I spent the day making this:
I also watched: Easy A – loved it! and Crazy Heart – so good (but still think Colin was better in A Single Man)
And that was my week so far….did I get anything done I planned, NO! Still have to do taxes, lesson planning and correcting, BUT I do not go back until Tuesday, so maybe tomorrow those things will happen…
and woo-hoo Amazing Race is back tonight!