Sunday, January 28, 2018

Too Much Weekend

The truth, my friends, is that there is such a thing as too much weekend. I am an introvert and I crave quiet, creative time. But sometimes I do everything offered in a weekend and end up satisfied, but tired.
That would describe this weekend. Saturday morning Madison Urban Sketchers met at the student union on the UW-Madison campus. It's an amazing building with a German beer hall called Der Rathskeller. I love this place because it's very cozy and because I worked there all through my undergraduate years.
Then Saturday afternoon, I was busy baking Oatmeal Scotchies in honor of the Scottish poet Robert Burns.
Werth reads some Burns in her excellent brogue.
My friends have an annual party to mark this, replete with faux haggis and Banoffee Pie (which turns out to be English not Scottish, but I'm not complaining); readings of Burns' poetry in a Scottish brogue; and the singing of Auld Lang Syne.
Percy made up three types of haggis: venison, poultry, and vegetarian. No one would eat the authentic stuff. It has lamb brains, I think.
This afternoon I went to a play with my mom and her friend. It was interesting, about a school that was being closed down. For me, this is full weekend!

I did find time to cast off one sock and cast on the for next before I run out of inspiration.
The first Vintage Fairy Lights sock.
I hope your weekend was lovely and you are headed into a good week!


  1. Sounds like a very fun weekend ---- not sure if I could have done real haggis either.

    I saw canned haggis at our local British shop. One of these days I'm going to buy a can for our son (as a gag - literally --- Christmas or birthday gift). He always tells me that haggis is really good ---- although I think it's a trick. I doubt he has REALLY tried haggis, but then you never know. Maybe he did.

  2. What I really enjoy about reading your blog is the variety of events in your life-thanks for sharing the Robert Burns day!
    Your drawing is amazing!

  3. Sounds like a lovely weekend filled with fun things. But, I admit, I would be exhausted too! I also crave my quiet time and too many activities is like being over-stimulated. hopefully your evenings this week will be calm and relaxing. Love your sketch and the fairy lights sock is so pretty.

  4. Sounds like a fun, but busy, weekend. Your sock looks great!

  5. How I'd love to watch you and others sketch. Your drawings are intriguing.

    Fairy Lights looks great. Nice job.

  6. That sounds a lovely and full weekend for anybody, introvert or not!

    Your socks are fantastic.

  7. Very busy! Love that sock. Oh, the Union occupies a special spot in my heart, too! Drinking Spotted Cow on the Terrace on a sunny afternoon, seeing a move at the theatre there, live music on the Terrace. My husband actually proposed to me on the Terrace in 2002 -- down on one knee as the band played.

  8. What a fun weekend! And, I still just love those socks! The yarn is perfect!

  9. busy!! my daughter is an introvert and the more she socializes the more she craves aloneness and quiet. I don't think I am quite that bad but there is too much for me as well.