Sunday, October 30, 2011


Besides the noble art of
getting things done, there
is the noble art of leaving
things undone. The wisdom
of life consists in the elimination
of non-essentials.

~ Lin Yulang

weekending, my favorite part of the week. a time to relax, live, love, just to be. if you'd like to share your weekend either with words, photographs, or both, leave a link to a weekend post in the commentsJoining with Amanda for her weekending post.

Saturday morning after finally planting
the remaining rows in the fall garden,
my guy's left for the weekend and I have
had the whole house to myself!
I eliminated all the non-essentials
from my weekend: no vacuuming,
no dusting, not one bathroom scrubbed
or window shined...nope, none of it.
Instead I have looked at a thousand
patterns on Ravelry, knit a little
[a lot] on my socks, started reading
The Hangman's Daughter, baked a
pie [pumpkin-butternut squash]
then had a piece for dinner.
Sunday has been quiet and
peaceful. I went for a great
run, read a little and worked
some on my knitting. I am so
inspired by Soulmama's family
art board I painted a huge piece
of plywood and now have it, along
with various art material, on the
table waiting for everyone to
arrive home. As much as I
would love to have pie again
for dinner, I have stuffed peppers
baking in the oven and plans to
watch I Love Lucy with no complaints! 
How is your weekend unfolding?


  1. wow, a lovley full weekend for you. The pumpkin - butternut squash pie sounds lovely.

    Katie x

  2. Oh my goodness! How glorious! I know I shouldn't wish away these days with my 5 year old, but...oh! It does sound lovely :-) Glad it was a good one for you!

  3. I was also so inspired by Amanda's art board. She rocks. As do you sweet lady. I think we inhabit the same kind of heart.

  4. A lovely lovely weekend, it sounds like yours was fullfilling in every way. (love to search through ravelry too!). i have a craving for stuffed peppers now, and pie! i can't wait to hear how the artboard is going to come along.

  5. Another wonderful weekend. I love reading about how you spend your Saturday and Sunday. Good for you for not doing any scrubbing.

    I love that quote at the beginning of your post.

  6. Once again a very artful photo - inspiring contemplation.

  7. Glad those non-essentials were pushed aside. Yeah for pie and I Love Lucy!

  8. I Love Lucy is a fun watch and reminds me of my mother. Funny how it is my daughter's favorite show to watch too :) I am glad you had a "me" weekend! Pie for dinner? You devil!!

  9. Pretty much a perfect weekend! Love the pie for dinner!!!! YUM!!! Please promise to post the finished art board!

  10. ooooooh, this is a good one. Joe and I were just discussing this weekend that perhaps our new plan should be to just sit back and wait for a while instead of rushing around, feeling a bit like chickens with no heads. I think I'll print this poem out and post it in my kitchen! Thanks Tracey. So glad you had a relaxing a fulfilling weekend.

  11. sounds like a lovely and quiet weekend. anytime you can eat homemade pie for dinner it's a good thing!

  12. What a wonderful way to enjoy a weekend on your own. I think I just may have to bake a pumpkin pie this reminded me how meal-worthy they are. ;)

  13. Sounds like such a nice, peaceful weekend. The pie and stuffed peppers both sound delicious!

  14. Sounds like a wonderful weekend was had! Chase and I went and picked my Mom up and brought her home for another week and a half.

  15. Holy cow what an wonderful weekend!! I can't say which makes me smile more, a weekend to yourself or all the lovely things you were able to do!!