I started out my weekend watching the end of the first season of The Pretender from Netflix with some more good homemade food (couscous and butternut squash). It made a good in-between from the week to the weekend, nice and relaxing.
Then I got up early and went with a friend to the Oregon Flock and Fiber festival. This was my first time going to any sort of festival with a knitting focus, and so it was really a cool experience! We went to the Blue Moon both first off, and got some mill ends and a rare gem and a little regular yarn, too. There were sheep and a lot of roving/spinning stuff, too, which I'm not into yet. There were tons of super booths, and I found some other must-have sock yarn at a place I hadn't heard of. We visited McMenamins on our way home, and I hadn't been there before.
Saturday afternoon, we headed over to my parents for a family dinner, with a nice healthy meal. We got to see almost the whole family and that was nice.
And then Sunday morning, we did some of the ideas we had for last weekend when I wasn't feeling well. Started out the day at Sweet Tomatoes for breakfast, YUM... Linen & Things was going out of business, so we hoped to find a food dryer, but no luck, they were all gone. But I got a curtain rod for my closet/dressing area/makeup room now that some curtains aren't up in my guest room. They are putting in a huge Toys R Us out there after the old one closed and we amazed at that.
We hadn't been to the Farmers market in a few weeks and we get such nice veges and fruits when we go there. So we went and grabbed some great stuff. And then waited for the library to open at noon and ended up being there during the bag sale. A paper bag full of books for $2, you can't beat that, and we ended up with 11 new-to-us VHS videos, woo!
To finish off the day, we went to see Eagle Eye, which I'd been wanting to see since I first saw the preview. Finally, we found a little bakery so I could have the bagel I was craving. It was a great weekend with good Eric time :)
I've been trying to group some of my music into a new playlist: "dance workout". The song that reminded me that I wanted to do that is Rihanna's Shut up and Drive, because it totally makes me want to move. I don't dance or even pretend to think I'm good, but I'm trying to move more, and I want songs that make me get up the couch and do some running in place or jumping jacks or crazy dancing that I'd never do if a real person was in the house with me!!
A few people that fit on my type of music are (no specific order) Ashlee Simpson, Britney, Maroon 5, Gavin DeGraw (I Don't Wanna Be always makes me sing along!), Republica, a few Moby songs, my only Christina Aguilera so far (Fighter), Jem, some old Ace of Base, and Garbage (Cherry Lips is another one that I always wanna dance to). I have a few more in my "wanted" wishlist folder to buy next time I get music, which may have to be soon so I can have a few more to exercise with.
Everybody's tastes are different, but I can't help but ask:
What songs would you put in that playlist? What makes you move?
My original blogging site, kadyellebee.com, has turned into a place to aggregate all my various updates into one place over the last few years since more of my blogging happens at Vox. I haven't put up a new design or added my more recent content sources (Vox, Twitter, library) for a few years, so it was time. :) I drew a little somethin' for the header and had fun learning SimplePie, a php framework that pulls it together.
Go check it out, I've got my annual TV season post there up, too!
From last nights sauce experiment - seeded tomatoes waiting to be chopped and cooked. It's amazing how many it takes to cook down into sauce. Turns out, I overcompemsated for the acidity and made it too sweet. But still a good first try!
When I cook it often means taking multiple recipes and putting them together. I've prepped the veges and now get to put it all in. First try at a rustic Italian tortellini soup, with some elements of a similar allrecipes one and vege sausages instead of meat. Hoping it will be good!
We visited the Portland farmers market for the first time today - we usually go to the Vancouver one - and there were a lot of fun things there. One of the coolest things I hadn't seen before was purple peppers. We got one to try it.