This Week... a lot of bright and happy things!
In the Roman Catholic Church-- The month of May is dedicated to the celebration of and prayers to The Blessed Virgin Mary! And this week, the Third Week of Easter, the Feast Days of Saints Peregrine Laziosi, Saint Joseph the Worker, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary (in America), and Sts. Philip and James.
At Home-- A small thing, but a good thing--some better yarn organization! Skeins grouped together according to current and/or future projects. Pink, purple, aqua blue, grey... hhhmmm... You've seen these colors before here, haven't you?! ;)
Out & About-- Earlier this week I shared a photo-post about where we live. (In case you missed the post, you'll find it here.) Somehow, I forgot to include this nice photo of the Sjømilitære Samfund, which is now a historic hotel, but was once an important place for gathering for the navy here. Everything from meetings on military and technical matters to parties and casual entertainment. (If you come visit us in Horten, you could stay there! :)
On the Menu-- Trout, Tagliatelle Pasta & Spinach with a Creamy Blue Cheese Sauce, Spicy Black Bean Burgers with Baked Sweet Potato Fries, Italian Tofu Stuffed Red Peppers with Mixed Green Salad, Very Veggie & Bean Soup with Pesto Bread... among other things.
Thankful-- For the refreshment of afternoon tea...
Happy-- Sunday mornings are the happiest highlight of the week! Getting ready for church, and I'm liking the new lace headscarf/covering that I made. (It's great having mirrored closet/cupboard doors. Whoops... Bed was made and room tidied up later. Honest, it was!)
In the Garden-- This year our Grape Hyacinths (Muscari) have exploded in big, thick patches in all the flower beds. I'm VERY fond of this little flower, as I had some in my wedding bouquet. :) We have been greatly blessed with some real springtime weather and sunshine here this week--BLISS!
Listening-- Discovering the music of American composer Ned Rorem, who, as it turns out, has Norwegian heritage! The Three Piano Sonatas, Piano Concerto No. 2/Cello Concerto, Three Symphonies, Winter Pages/Bright Music... he is a very prolific composer, as well as a writer/diarist.
Reading-- I'm still in the beginning stages/material of the online course Books in the Mediveal Liturgy, which I began last week, and will be focusing on during this month of May.
Watching-- Poldark... we've just finished watching series 2 of this great British drama! Terrific cast, wonderful attention to period details, amazing views of Cornwall... Just all in all, well done. And VERY intense too! Almost too intense for sensitive me! LOL... but can't wait for series 3!
Creating-- Yesterday I finally finished my Raspberry Moon Shawlette!! I'm having some difficulty lately linking to my Ravelry Projects Page, so in a fit of indulgence I'm posting two photos of this project here today! (See extra one at the top.) My first self-drafted shawl pattern. The finished piece came out with a more ruffled effect than I was intending... but I was curious to see what would happen, so I kept going. I began to run out of yarn sooner than I imagined too, but was able to buy the last skein in same dye lot from the yarn store...whew! Since the "wingspan" is not very wide, it only drapes and wraps so far. But it can be pulled up and wrapped a bit like a jumbo scarf. So there are a couple of ways to wear it. Though it didn’t turn out exactly as I initially envisioned, and yarn limitations meant some tweaking and modifying… I’m pretty happy with this finish! (I’d like to find a nice shawl pin now, I think! ;)
Inspiration-- Daily I very much enjoy reading The Morning Offering written by Abbot Tryphon, which offers so much inspiration for the heart. During this Easter Season, the Rt. Rev. Father Tryphon has written some very beautiful pieces. This one, The Knowledge of God, was especially interesting, exploring the limitations of human reason and the knowledge of God.
How was your week? Wishing you all a LOVE-ly weekend now! :)))