Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Summer Fun

Sometimes my to-do list can be so long it's overwhelming.  Inertia settles in, and I can't make any progress.  Nothing gets crossed off the list.  Instead more things are added to the list.  And I get more and more bogged down.

Eventually something gives me a kick in the pants, and I start making progress on all that needs to be done.  I've found that one of the most effective motivators is a deadline.  With the end of summer fast approaching I'm coming up on deadline to accomplish everything that I had intended to do all summer long.

I've been crossing off items on my to-do list, plotting out my life for the fall and organizing my chaotic house.  While the house still isn't in order, I've always considered that a work in progress.  And then there are the fun things on the list.

Trip to the beach . . . done.

Multnomah was my companion at the beach.  I was able to knit a few rows.  It's an easy, relaxing knit - perfect for sun and sand.

Red Sox game at Fenway . . . done.

Of course I wanted to knit something red.  A red sock would have been ideal, but it wasn't in the cards.  Instead I went with this red scarf.  It will probably be donated to The Red Scarf Project.  

I caught a glimpse of the Canadian Mounties waiting during the first rain delay.

The Red Sox were playing Toronto, and the Mounties were on hand for the national anthems.

You can see the rain in this picture.  It was a chilly, almost raw day. After the second rain delay and a dry shirt I was still feeling damp around the edges.  I wrapped the scarf around my neck as I was knitting.  It helped keep out the chill.  With the two delays it was a long afternoon into the early evening.  But well worth it as the Sox won.

It's that time of summer when the peaches are ripe and ready.  We can't seem to get enough of them . . . pie, cobbler, sauce.  Eating them with yogurt or just plain by themselves.  One of our favorites is peach pie with ginger crumb top.

Peach pie . . . done.


Tanya said...

Where are you getting your peaches? That cobbler looks delicious!!!

mellenknits said...

Looks like we were at the same Sox game! The Mounties were a nice bonus :)

Our seats were out in the open, so no knitting for me... It might have been rainy, but at least they did better against the Jays than in the Friday night game (16 to 2 - ugh!)

Stephanie/Dirty Water DyeWorks said...

The peaches are from Westward Orchards in Harvard. You can find them here - http://www.westwardorchards.com/HOME.htm

They have pick your own depending on what's available - even pumpkins in the fall. And they have a nice farm store.

Stephanie/Dirty Water DyeWorks said...

I was so thankful the game wasn't a repeat of the Friday game. That would have made me truly miserable.

I fantasize about a Stitch 'N Pitch game at Fenway.