Monday, June 8, 2009

Where did the weekend go?

So, its Monday, back to the grind. As you can see from that picture of my cubicle, I'm enjoying some earl grey tea and smelling some beautiful fresh cut roses while working this morning. Looking back on the weekend, I realize how it just flew by!

Friday night we finally got around to seeing Star Trek! If you haven't seen it yet - go! It was fantastic! I am a little bit of a sci-fi geek, but I wasn't ever really into the Star Trek series. You definitely don't need to be a trekie fan to enjoy the movie. It also helps that the two leading men are such babes! =-D After the movie we stopped by at our friend Mikes house for his Bday party. He and his gf just got engaged the night before too.

On Saturday I completed another brown and tan striped beanie (the one for Bob) and then went to my friend Kelly's house. She and I just relaxed, hung out, and watched YES man! It was hilarious!!! After that I went by Macys to return a few shirts that I got for my birthday. They had some great sales! For the price of the 3 shirts I returned I got: 2 shirts, 1 pair of jeans, and a long gypsy-like skirt and still had a few dollars left over. Such a bargain =-D That evening we went to my cousin Alysia's grad party. She loved the purple slouch hat!

I feel like I got a lot done on Sunday! In the morning we took Izzie to the dog park and stopped at the grocery store on the way back. We had bought some beautiful fresh tomatoes at the farmers markets so made my famous tomato sauce with them! I was feeling ambitious and make such a HUGE amount of sauce and pasta from scratch. I made a big batch of dough and split it in half. One half I used to make spaghetti and the other half I used to make ravioli. The filling was ricotta cheese, spinach, egg(as the binder) & pepper. I split the ravioli into bags & froze them for a quick weeknight meal. For dinner last night we had some of the homemade spaghetti - yum! There is something about homemade pasta that makes it taste so much better than store bought. It's so much lighter and doesn't sit as heavy in your tummy afterwards. I took lots of pictures and will post them soon.

After spending my afternoon in the kitchen I hung out with the guys while they played ping pong in the garage - and I crocheted! My husband was making fun of me because I was sitting in our oh-so-comfy rocking chair and had the dog asleep in my lap while crocheting. LOL I guess I can't really blame him for that. I made this funky striped rasta hat as requested by Brie for a private swap we're doing. Hope you like it!

Happy Monday!


  1. Oooh Ashley! I love it! What perfect colors!

    I'm so excited to wear it! When you get a chance can you PM me your address again? I've seemed to have deleted/misplaced it in the mountain of papers that is my desk. :)

    Thanks so much for the hat and I can't wait to see what you come up with for the yarn I'm sending!

  2. WOW! you got a lot done, girl! We also spent our Sunday with a dog (a loaner! lol!) so I did not crochet (don't want dog hair in that starghan!)It is so cool that you are starting the same afghan!!!!!! race you to the end! lol!

    on second thought.... you'll probably finish it waaaay before I do, with a wide enough margin between both to be embarasing! LOL!!!!! thanks for your comment on my blog! ;)