I am always busy with one thing and another, lately much of my fun has been goofing around at home. At the top of this post you’ll see the progress I’ve made on my wool sweater. I’ve been working on it for ages but have really been pushing to get it finished in time for our trip to Mexico City in a couple of weeks. I think I’ll make it, too. Part of one arm and the collar to go!
I am so looking forward to seeing our granddaughter, it is incredible to me that she’s about to have her fifth birthday. Where does the time go?
I always need something warm to wear in Mexico City so I think this sweater will be perfect. But I can’t just sit and knit, I always need to multi-task a little bit… and you can see in the photo below that I read and knit at the same time. I love the iPad for reading, you adjust the type as large as you want and tap to refresh the page when you have a moment while you knit. It works great for me.
Please don’t look at my hair in this picture, it has recently taken a turn for the worse and is super curly and unruly. Maybe I need to start wearing those turbans I wore when I was bald for a while?
Today we bought a couple dozen lemons at Mega and I started a batch of limoncello. That’s it in the picture above, sitting next to my most recent batch of kombucha. After I’d peeled the lemons for the limoncello I squeezed them all and now have two cups of lemon juice. Yesterday at the organic market I bought a half kilo of organic hibiscus blossoms so I also made a whole bunch of hibiscus tea, or agua de jamaica. I love the fresh tart taste and use stevia instead of sugar to sweeten it. Yum.
Paul and I have been enjoying cooking at home more than usual – and have been saving restaurant meals for special occasions. We did eat out last Thursday before the fantastic Mai Sho Gaku performance at the Angela Peralta Theater. But yesterday afternoon we decided to head out to Puerto Viejo to watch the sunset and have a beer. We haven’t been there in ages, so it was nice to settle in with perfect seats to a incredible Mazatlán sunset. And what should we see as the sunset continued? A bride and groom having pictures taken with the water and sunset in the background. Her veil kept flying up in the wind but it was beautiful to watch them.