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My Week in Pictures – Week 37

It’s been a busy week, filled with family and FOOD! Yay!

A and I headed over to Glendi last Sunday. It was a gorgeous day, although it got very warm sitting in the sun, eating our gyros and watching the Greek dancers.

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Coffee break!

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Moon rising over the neighborhood

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Latest knitting project, a super lacy shawl in a pretty gradient yarn. I’m still “stuck” on this dark purple color for the moment.

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Crazy sunset!

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Indian feast with my dad and A!

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This made me crack up during my afternoon constitutional.

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It’s crazy that thirteen years have passed since 9/11. I was back on the campus of Mount Holyoke before book club on Thursday, which is where I was when I first heard about the planes hitting the towers. Still heart-breaking.

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Fancy pants breakfast with the head of our division at work. I love how they make everything miniature-sized!

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I was good and went for a run before heading to the fair. I’m fully embracing autumn at this point, so I thought this was cute.

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Opening Day at The Big E!

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My dad found “his” prize-winning Christmas tree like he does every year.

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We ran into Nancy and Don and their friend Chris. Family picture!

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I won some ribbons! Yay!

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How cute is the baby alpaca? The farm was running a name contest for the little guy, so I picked Casio. We’ll see if I won! ;)

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We ate – a lot! Here’s everything, I think… (For the record, the three of us split pretty much everything!)

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On Saturday, we had a lovely engagement party for Dave’s cousin and his fiancee. We’re already looking forward to the wedding next year!

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I love weddings! :)


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My Week in Pictures – Week 36

Hey! I’m all up to date now! Yay! And now I can picspam you all with vacation pictures. :)

Polar says HI… I’m just impressed I actually captured him. He’s always a blurry mess.

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Welcome to Maine!

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The view from our rental was great! Sunday was a really busy beach day.

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This is how I spent most of my vacation:

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Good morning!

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Brunch with a view

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Ahhhhhhh….

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People made the most of their Labor Day, even at high tide.

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One regret – we should have ordered more oysters!

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After the holiday, we practically had the beach to ourselves.

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We took a walk over to the tidal rocks in the morning, and I had fun playing around with my nice camera. I will probably do a separate post with all the extra pictures I took! Can you spot the husband below?

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Gorgeous flower pots… in our wedding colors!

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I read on the beach for awhile, until a storm kicked me off.

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Storm rolling in

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I finished the body of my Neon sweater!

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Evening walk on the beach

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Already time to leave?!

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“Is that a giant punching bag?” “Nope, just a giant bullet casing!”

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Back to the grind… Using a lot of our produce delivery and a loaf of stale sourdough bread to make a panzanella salad.

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Happy Birthday Stop & Shop! Thanks for the free cake and ice cream scooper.

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House update! Here’s some of the landscape progress:

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Hopefully we have enough materials left to finish!

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To storm or not to storm?

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Not to storm, thank goodness!

 


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My Week in Pictures – Week 35

I’m almost caught up! Yay!

Happy Birthday Mom! We had a lovely dinner at Red Rose to celebrate. The waitress even brought my mom a little cup of cannoli cream with a candle when we passed on dessert.

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Straight, fluffy, wispy

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Landscaping delivery! (Also, check out the new gutters. Hawt.)

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Dave’s doing all the grading and landscaping by himself. LIKE A CRAZY PERSON. Uh, at least it looks awesome? After pictures in next’s week post!

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Ominous clouds threatening me and my mom at Target. She totally called me out on coming up with the caption as I was taking the picture. Thanks Mom!

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Dave gets a pepperoni pretzel treat from the farmers’ market!

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*I* got a treat from my German friend at work. Yummy!

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Blocking my Drift shawl for the Big E!

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My cousin and his fiancee are having a baby soon! I whipped up this hat as a quick shower gift.

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Sadly, I had to miss the shower because we were on VACATION! Something to look forward to in next week’s post. :)


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My Week in Pictures – Week 34

Good morning! In my sleepy haze, I thought “snooze” was spelled incorrectly, so I took a screenshot. As you do.

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More house progress! The back is all insulated:

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Almost done!

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I’m still trying to work my way through this pile of books. Don’t you hate when all your requests come in at the same time?

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Practicing my hand as a chair model in the parking lot at work.

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[Photo credit: Bex]

My grandmother called me to make sure I looked at the sunset, how cute is that? I was just leaving knit night and missed the best of it, here’s what’s left as I’m driving on the Pike.

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I was super tempted to buy this new water bottle. Again, how cute?

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But I was afraid it wasn’t work appropriate, so I went with my second choice – colorful abstract flowers!

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New spigot box and dryer vent

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Sooooo close!

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These exist and they are amazing.

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Finishing touches! Can you believe that Dave didn’t want the shutters? I put my foot down on that decision.

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I still can’t believe we filled that damn dumpster to the BRIM!

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A wee chilly date night in August :)

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Yes, that’s a minus sign….

Too much bacon?

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Never!


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My Week in Pictures – Week 33

As promised, new haircut! I got bangs, super exciting.

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Construction on the house started! New insulation and siding.

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It’s weird to have your home surrounded by scaffolding.

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And a little nerve-racking.

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Although it’s neat to see the original layers – aluminum siding, wooden shingles, plywood.

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Swap time in my Ravelry group! I was totally spoiled by a friend from San Francisco.

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She knit me a shawl! I love it so much.

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One side of the house completed. We love the new shade of green!

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And then the front was completed.

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And they got started on the back!

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We no longer have an awning over our kitchen window. It’s crazy the amount of light we get now in the morning! It’s like a whole new kitchen.

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Did I mention they finally installed the fountain at work? It feels like they’ve been working on it for ages. It’s nice to hear the water while walking around.

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I’m attempting to clean out the spare bedroom to make it more usable. Here are some embarrassing before pictures… it’s still a work in progress! I hope to have the after pictures soon.

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I should probably go work on that!


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My Week in Pictures – Week 32

Nothing like starting off the week with some yarn-bombing, right? I guess I never noticed this attacked bike rack on Sumner Ave.

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Shopping day with A! We had lunch at the Nordstrom’s Cafe, which is always delicious. (Although we’re still disappointed they don’t have the French Dip or the Crab Cake Sandwich on the menu anymore.) I really love this sign.

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I had the Grilled Asparagus Farro salad, which was really tasty. I might need to recreate it soon.

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Technically, Andrew and I were shopping for Mom’s birthday, but we didn’t find anything! I couldn’t resist these alpaca napkins, however.

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Then I came home to a huuuuuuge dumpster on our lawn!

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I finished my Drift shawl with less than a yard of yarn left. So close!

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And finally blocked my rainbow socks for the Big E.

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Next home improvement project: moving the garage door. This will allow us to re-install the back screen door which drove us nuts!

Before:

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During:

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After!

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Meanwhile, I got a haircut and ate lunch at a lovely new chowder house in Northampton. Those popovers are SO good!

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We’re real party people over here. (Thanks for letting me borrow “the head,” Kimmers!

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Haircut proof forthcoming.

 


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My Week in Pictures – Week 31

Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high

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Trying desperately not to freak out before walking into my exam!

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A couple of us from my knitting group went to Webs to try out some new yarn. It was fun! (Plus cupcakes!)

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Whoaaaaaaa

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Good mail day!

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Scrounging through the fridge flatbread!

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More awesome clouds

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Construction zone begins! This time replacing the windows in our sun porch.

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In the meantime, while Dave’s working hard, I went to my family reunion! It was a lot of fun.

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It bears repeating – it’s not a Polish family reunion without Wisniowka!

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Or misspellings? Hahahaha

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My dad (in the Red Sox shirt) with his siblings and my grandfather <3

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House update: Framed and ready! Bushes gone!

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Windows!

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So much more to do!

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