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My Week in Pictures – Week 39

This week I’m torn. It feels like fall but it’s 80 degrees outside! I want to enjoy the last probable hot day, but I want hot apple cider and buy alllll the mums. Hmmm.

Drawer-a-polooza at the family homestead last weekend

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Bad news: Target already is stocking Christmas decorations. Good news: THIS GUY!

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And these guys! I’m dying over the cuteness.

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When did this start happening?

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Our house has been tagged!

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After reordering more rock, Dave finished the back landscaping.

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Prepping for a new front walk…

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… and driveway expansion! Yay! No more parking on the street for me!

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Kim, Linds, and I went back to the Big E one last time. We got to see the Clydesdale horses up close!

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Kielbasa pirogi! Maybe we can convince Dziadzu and the aunties to make these this year?

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We tried so hard to make #bakedpotatoselfie a thing after watching the girls in front of us take selfie after selfie in the Maine potato line. I look a little crazy in all of these, sorry!

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Butter sculpture!

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View from the top of the big slide

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#PolarExpressselfie Gosh, I can’t remember the last time I was on a ride!

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Friday night Indian takeaway!

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I finished a sleeve on my Neon sweater. One more to go! (Three weeks until Rhinebeck…!)

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A pop of color

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I think these guys were playing with a remote control airplane.

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I have to keep reminding myself to get outside early or else it gets too dark out for a walk/run.

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Oh autumn!


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My Week in Pictures – Week 38

This week is pretty light, picture-wise. I guess I took too many last week? :)

My Grammy called me again on Sunset Watch!

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I finally got around to making the infamous Burst Tomato Galette.

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Angie is sooo close to finishing her mitered-square blanket!

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We took turns trying to figure out our favorite color combos. I think this teal/pink combo is my favorite. Or the teal/purple one above it!

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Dave’s cousins were visiting from NH this weekend. Lots of family time! It almost always involves the fire pit. I have the bug bites to prove it!

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And fireworks? Not really a good idea!

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Pretty though!

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No one was hurt, even after couch wrestling. Twin attack!

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It was exhausting.

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Totally pooped!


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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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