Sunday Musings

“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Why do Sundays come around so fast? For me they always seem too and I’m not quite ready yet for another Monday. I will say though, the best part about working from home is having the extra time in the day to be able to do a few things that get missed over the weekend.

Today I will be busy baking, planting peppers as a replacement to our lettuce and making my very first calendula salve, which for me is exciting. My calendula infused oil has been sitting on the kitchen counter now for four weeks, so its time to make the salve. I can’t wait to make this today!

So what did we do on Saturday? We had a fun day filled with antiquing and thrifting. We didn’t find anything to bring home other than books, but thats a good thing as both of us have been really reading lately. I found two vintage books at the antique store that I couldn’t resist, a 1948 copy of The Winstons Dictionary For Children and a 1913 copy of Time of Roses by L.T.Meade. We also stopped at Home Depot and picked up four pepper plants (a jalapeño, a candy cane, a Carmen and a Mad Hatter), a Thai Basil and a Mexican Tarragon. We’re both excited about the peppers, as a few of these are new to us. We also stopped into Tractor Supply, were I found the perfect sign to hang under our sun and picked up Dawn Combs book, Sweet Remedies: Herbal Healing Honeys.

Friday I finished spinning my 2 oz of Radnor fiber. This coming week I will be chain plying it with the hope of achieving between 80 and 100 yards. I also managed to get quite a bit of knitting in on Friday as well, and now working on the foot of my sock. Maybe I will finally have a finished pair of socks before the month is over. I also received Aprils fiber and I love the cheery yellows and golds.

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend so far and that your Sunday brings you joy!

12 thoughts on “Sunday Musings

  1. So excited for you to be making your salve. You have really done a lot of research on the benefits of herbal medicines. What will be next on your list of items to make? Your Saturday outing sounds like a lot of fun. I love thrifting too but most of our thrift stores I loved have closed down. I do hit GoodWill once in a while but prefer less commercialized thrift stores. You received some lovely new yarn. The color is perfect for springtime. The color of your Radnor fiber is also very cheerful. Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you so much Marsha and I made the salve today. I am so excited that it turned out like I hoped it would. I am also making a massage oil, that I want to use for both me and my hubby. A lot of our thrift shops we use visit have closed too, only Goodwill and Savers now, which is a bummer because like you, I prefer the less commercialized ones too. Have a wonderful week too!

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