May 7, 2019

Early May

I finished my shawl!  And I would love to share it with you just as soon as we can get some sun and I can get a decent photo.  Spring for us is a lot of grey and rainy days, and busy weekends.  It's wedding season, you know?  And the Dagorhir season is starting.  This is sort of how it rolls for us from now until mid-July.  Mother's/Father's day, birthdays, weddings, and graduations.  And let's not forget Ragnarok prep.  Oy!  This season for us is just as busy as the winter holiday season.  ...and I haven't even thought about homesteading projects!

In the midst of all of this, Cynar and I are each doing our own version of a low carb diet.  My energy has really been flagging lately, and I know I feel better when I am more mindful of what I eat.  So I've committed to one week of Paleo, and I can decide at the end whether I want to continue.

In all my online digging I stumbled across the idea of a bitters and soda "mocktail" for those moments when you would like a little something.  It's actually quite good and does the trick as a no-carb alternative to a boozy drink.  Just a few shakes of bitters into a glass of club soda, maybe with a little dash of lemon/lime juice, makes a nice little refresher.  Give it a try and let me know what you think!

I will share the shawl just as soon as I can!


  1. not having sun is a bit of a bummer. Today was sunny all day but I was at work. Now that I am home, it's about to rain yet again! Yay for finishing a shawl!

    1. Sounds about the same as here! It's always nice out where we have to be somewhere indoors. XD