Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday Outtakes

It's been one of those week's where I'm tempted to tell you that nothing happened. But if nothing happened this weekend, then why am I sitting on the couch this Saturday morning feeling like I've been run over by a truck? I spent the last two days in town at a radio production workshop and between that and a dinner out last night to celebrate one of Andy's coworker's last day, this hermity introvert is beat.

But, but, not only was the workshop an excellent opportunity for testing out my new Smartpen, it was a great workshop. (What a nice change from my other recent attempts at continuing education!) The instructors were sweet and nurturing, but also not afraid to challenge and push the small group of 10. The workshop focused primarily on creating radio features and all that talking about interviewing, editing, and script-building just reinforces my belief that it's time for me to get out of management. Somehow . . .

After two weeks of June-like weather, we've had a return of typical northern Minnesota spring weather.   But before things got really cold and grey, Andy and I tromped back on a very overgrown, obstructed trail that's being reopened on the grounds of the museum where I work. The trail's flagged all the way to its destination (Blueberry Hill, pictured below, which has a panoramic view of the surrounding area), but between a blowdown storm in 1999, a wildfire in 2007, and absolutely no maintenance work for nearly 15 years, a lot of work needs to be done before the trail can be opened to the public. So if you're knacky with a chainsaw, let me know.
Last weekend I announced plans to finish not one, but two pairs of socks. Here both pairs are in all their glory:
 
 
What's the next  knitting project? Knitting up and felting a pair of clog slippers to replace these bad boys:
 
Not that those slippers need to be replaced. Lots of life in them yet . . . *cough*

I don't think I'll be hopping in the freshly open lake anytime soon, but we've had a couple of "neighbors" testing out the chilly water: 
Otter
Muskrat?
Sprouts keep popping up. Since we did get two inches of snow on Thursday night, Andy did bring our little pot of lettuce sprouts inside. They seem a little happier inside than battling 30 degree weather outside. 
Kohlrabi, broccoli, basil, flowers and more poking up in the seedling greenhouse
And as if that wasn't enough awesomeness for one week, check out this announcement:  

I've been hearing rumors of an Anchorman sequel since early 2008 and as someone who wore out her Anchorman DVD, I am pumped!

Happy weekend!
 

11 comments:

  1. I wasnt a hermit till recently. Now I can relate to few outings and being exhausted. Sorry np saw or axe in my hands please, but I would come and cook for the working crew!

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  2. Socializing as an introvert is exhausting. I love those socks!! And an Anchorman sequel? That will be epic.

    Stopping by from the Not Mommy Hop.

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  3. wow both your socks and gardening are very impressive!

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  4. Lovely socks!!!!! That trail sounds interesting, too bad it was closed!!! The wild paths are the best ones.

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  5. I'm in Michigan, so I completely relate to the bipolar weather. One day it's 70 and the next we have frost and sleet. So it goes, eh?

    As for your weekend, I can also relate to feeling like I ran a marathon without actually running a marathon. Sometimes the week sneaks up on you and being an introvert myself, being "on" for any amount of time can wear me out. At least you were able to connect with nature a bit. That always centers me, well, until the squirrels scare the crap out of me by running across my deck or the birds perform some kind of gang initiation under the feeder. Then I'm back to neurotic.

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  6. HaHa! I could easily become a hermit! Love the socks and there is really nothing wrong with those slippers! Great post!

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  7. I love the socks. I need to learn how to knit. I can crochet, but not knit. Anyway... I totally understand your feeling of feeling hit by a truck. Last week was a LONG one.

    Stopping by from Not a Mommy Hop.

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  8. I am loving more and more spending time alone....get those kids out of the house to school and enjoy quiet!! If I knew how to knit I would make those socks!!
    happy week.

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  9. How great are those socks!!!! I wish I knew how to knit!

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  10. I'm in a glass case of emotion! ANCHORMAN Woo hoo! :D

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