Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ten on Tuesday - Looking Forward

Today's Ten on Tuesday topic is 10 Things You Are Looking Forward To Right Now. I think this may be just what I need in the middle of February, with seemingly endless snow and below zero temperatures. So, in no particular order, I'm looking forward to:

1.   My second cup of tea.

2.   Getting my grocery shopping done. I've procrastinated this morning, and I'm going to regret it when I finally get to the store since there is more snow on the way. French Toast weather means everyone will be there buying eggs, bread, and milk.

3.   Finding my next really good book. I've been in a small reading slump and have been looking for a truly excellent, engrossing book. I'd love to hear your suggestions!

4.   Frank Underwood's return. I can't wait until February 27th!

5.   My niece's wedding this weekend. It will be a real treat to see lots of family and enjoy a wonderful celebration.

6.   Figuring out what to wear to my niece's wedding. My "wedding clothes" are more appropriate for spring and summer, and nothing in my closet seems right. It will be interesting to see what I end up wearing, especially because I really dislike shopping.

7.   Finally finishing these fingerless mitts. Another hour or two of knitting and I'll be done, but I've been spending too much time on ravelry and not enough time knitting.

8.   Working on my Campari Hitchhiker.

9.   More hyacinths! I've been forcing hyacinths so I have continuous blooms this winter and it's worked so far. I started three more this morning and it made me happy to hurry Spring along.

10. More amaryllis! Two of my amaryllis have surprised me with second flower stalks, and they're getting ready to bloom.

11. And for a bonus #11 since we only have 11 more days in February, I'm looking forward to these!


  1. maybe you can find a shrug that would go with a spring summer outfit?? Or buy something new. Have fun at the wedding! I think that is what I'm looking forward to the most this summer a family reunion at the wedding. Lovely spring flowers!!

  2. Agree with #4 - cannot wait!

  3. Wish snowdrops would stay around all summer! I have a nice little crop in my garden I hope will last a little longer. LOVE your in house blossoms. I think I'll make a second cup of tea now. Have a lovely time at the wedding.

  4. Have fun at the wedding! And FRANK 2/27...I did not realize! Best news of the day. Thanks Bonny!

  5. Your hyacinths must make it feel like Spring is blooming in your house. What a great way to chase away the winter blues.

  6. A wedding is just the thing to chase the doldrums away! Our snowdrops are under so much snow I don't think we will see them until April this year!

  7. I love the colors of your knitting projects!!
    I am with you on the return of the Underwoods -- it looks to be an amazing season!!

  8. Know what you mean about impending snow and grocery stores! the flowers are gorgeous and do enjoy the wedding!


  9. Your flowers are beautiful. I love the jars you use to force the bulbs. I got my grocery shopping out of the way yesterday. Not a favorite chore of mine!

  10. I love your FRENCH toast weather thoughts!
    I have to post today for this prompt . I love it

  11. So many wonderful things to look forward to!

    My book suggestion would be: (historical fiction) All The Light We Cannot See or (thriller) The Girl On The Train.

  12. SO looking forward to Frank's return! I love the bright colors of your knitting projects . . . those help fight the winter blahs, for sure! Same with your blooms . . . the perfect antidote to Yet More Snow. I've been in a reading slump myself. When that happens to me, I usually turn to the classics. Dickens, anyone?

  13. Have you ever watched the original British House of Cards? There are four episodes and three sequels, each another four (or so) episodes. It has much better acting than the American version, imho. It is available to stream on Netflix, too.

  14. *sigh* indoor bulb envy here. and green (depression?) glass. what a lovely way to make it look like spring! also loving that hitchhiker and sure you'll be fine in whatever keeps you warm for this weekend's wedding. have a ball!


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