Tuesday, October 5, 2010

House Concerts and Other Diversions

Another whirlwind week at Chez Holly-Turner. The big news of the week is that we're hosting a house concert on Thursday, again with Heather Dale and Ben Deschamps who played here last year. If you're in the area and like Celtic music, it's at 8 pm on Thursday October 7. Drop me an email and I'll reserve you a seat.

In other news, you might be thinking that building the yarn swift was my weekend project, but it was only one of them. We also closed the pool. It was rather challenging, since the rain of leaves and acorns came down almost as fast as we could scoop them out. Also, acorns plummeting thirty or forty feet? Really sting if they hit you.

And then, embarrassed by the industry of my neighbors across the street, I spent a couple of hours tidying up the yard. I refuse to start raking until more leaves come down, but there are lots and lots of thorny and or woody vines that are trying to take over. I went around ripping them up by the roots and stuffing them into a yard waste bag (composting only encourages them). I'd like to say I put the fear of Robin into them, but a) I'm way too haphazard with the yard work to really sustain a culture of intimidation and b) plants aren't very bright.

*And* I knit a pair of mittens, and started a hat. Really, it was so far from a lazy weekend, I'm not quite sure what came over me. And it isn't over yet, since the threat of impending company has us scurrying around, attempting to render the house fit for company day after tomorrow. No doubt I'll sleep all of next weekend.

Back later...!


  1. I'm laughing--part of me wants to exclaim, the pool! Oh, you bought *that* house!

    It's easier to rake leaves that haven't been rained on. (Got any neighbor 10-year-olds who need a job?) I could throw in acorny joke, but enough--good luck, and enjoy the company and the music.

    ...As I try to remember the name of the inn in Peterborough where we used to go to folk concerts...

  2. Oh how I wish I could come to your house concert! I love me some live Celtic music and would love to sit and knit with you there. (When we weren't dancing/bouncing/clapping/etc along with the music, of course.) Have fun!

    The yardwork season hasn't hit here, which is good, as we haven't finished unpacking, etc., inside yet. Fall has hit somewhat, with us having a record low last week of 45 degrees overnight... which broke a record set in 1932 of 47 degrees. It's been gorgeous in the daytime and comfy cool at night. And that, my friends, is why I live in Florida... that and the temperate (mostly) winters.

    Still, I'm sorry I'll miss out on the house concert. Hope it's a blast!