earlier in the week I joined The Other 11 Months Group on Ravely as they started a new CAL - The Lost In Time Shawl. The pattern is actually pretty simple, and is very well written. I highly recommend it. Here is a progress picture of mine:
The sections that appear yellow-ish are really a lime green. While the lime green is prettier than the yellow it is showing up as, I do kind of wish I hadn't made that "popcorn" row early on using it. It just feels so bright. I don't regret it enough to rip back, so hopefully after I get some more length on this and more colors added, the lime green will not look so bright to me.
Our Good Friday service is a combined service of 6 or 7 (at least) churches. The church it's held in is an older country church that has a beautiful, large sanctuary. It's a wonderful service - and to make it even better, we get to see people whose lives have intersected ours over the nearly 19 years we've lived here, but our paths have diverged for one reason or another. It's almost like a homecoming - except that we're all meeting at a new place.
Then Saturday night we went out to eat at a unique place in Indianapolis. Rook (with street-food inspired, Asian cuisine) is at the northeast edge of the Fountain Square area - an old, but revitalized part of Indy where pubs and restaurants and some non-food businesses line Virginia Avenue and apartment buildings are fitted in - sometimes above the eateries and sometimes angling down side streets. It was a beautiful spring evening, with music and wonderful smells wafting out of various eateries as we walked a bit.
Oldest son requested it as a place to have his birthday dinner and while there wasn't a thing on the menu any of us could recognize, we happily obliged. It was a fun adventure. food-wise. Here am I with my oldest and youngest sons waiting outside for middle son and his girlfriend to arrive:
We're laughing at my husband who couldn't seem to figure out how to take a picture with my phone.
Or so we thought. Unbeknownst to all of us, he was actually, accidentally snapping dozens and dozens of pictures.
We weren't going to get a clear picture from my phone camera if our lives depended on it, but I'll take a fuzzy, happy picture of laughter any day.
Then, this morning was Easter worship service at our church. There's always an extra special joy on Resurrection Sunday - just as there should be. This year we came home and I'm not doing anything else with my day except relaxing and posting this. Normally, we get together with extended family, but no one else was making it happen, and I wasn't up to the task of making a big meal this year so we're doing the next best thing. Resting. Or maybe it's the best thing. :)
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