- It was a nice, quiet weekend here. Saturday we went to Ikea to pick up a bookcase with a door for the office. Once I get it put together I can, at last, start unpacking some of the final boxes.
- I also have two smaller bookcases I need to assemble for the little alcove in the bedroom. Once they’re up, I can sort through my yarn boxes and unpack them. The plan for alcove is to have pretty yarn storage, a comfy love seat, a luxe rug and chandelier, and a fake fireplace. It will be cozy and luxurious and a wonderful place to sit and knit or read.
- One of my recent scores from Ikea is the GISLEV rug for the office. It’s not quite as big as I’d like or exactly the right color – I really want orange – but for $20 you really can’t beat it and now that it’s on the floor I no longer cringe every time one of the desk chair rolls across the hardwood floors.
- The garden is going well, if slow for me. I find I’m impatient and just want it to grow, grow, grow. It will in its own time, I know. On Sunday I did a second planting of peas and third plantings of lettuce and radishes. That should keep us in lettuce and radishes for quite some time. Hopefully the first radishes will be ready to harvest in a week or so and I can start clearing out squares in the first box for summer crops.
- Sunday was also Game of Thrones night and this week we added a friend to our weekly viewing. She hasn’t read the books yet, so I think it will be fun to watch with her and see her reactions as… things… happen. The end of “Walk of Punishment ” was definitely interesting. I didn’t expect that quite so soon.
- This week we have a pest control guy coming to search for the wasp or hornet nest that is somewhere in the siding. Two of them got into the house recently and I think it’s time to get rid of them for good.
- There also seems to be a bird’s nest in a corner of the house where the siding was damaged during Sandy. It’s such a small section that I keep forgetting about it and now I’m not sure what to do. Wait to repair it until the birds abandon their nest? Evict them? I don’t know.
Here’s hoping for a lovely week.
My Game of Thrones exhibition photos didn’t come out great, so I don’t have a good photo to illustrate what I’m about to say, but…
The attention to detail on the costuming is really amazing. The dresses that Sansa and Arya wore at Winterfell have embroidered bits on the ruffly tie things around the neck. The embroidery on Arya’s dress is these really crude, ill-stitched little acorns, while Sansa’s dress is embroidered beautifully. As soon as I saw those sad little acorns I knew it was because Arya never practices her needlework and her embroidery is really bad.
It’s such a tiny thing, but really delightful. All of the costuming is incredibly well done and beautiful.
- Scott joyfully discovered yesterday that many of the early seeds we sowed in the spring garden bed are sprouting above the soil line. It was unseasonably cold here for a while so things took longer than expected to get started, so I hope we’re on track now.
- Speaking of the garden, Saturday we spent the afternoon building a varmint cage around raised bed number one because things were starting to dig in the soil. So far, so good, though it’s only been two days.
- Last night’s Game of Thrones premier was solid, I thought. A lot of reminding us what’s going on with everyone and getting characters set up for the things that are going to happen to them this season. I can’t wait for next weekend’s episode!
- I spent a little time on Friday driving around looking for Ommegang’s Iron Throne Blond Ale, with no luck. We tried to get a growler of it on Saturday to have for the premier, but it was kicked by the time we got to the bar for a fill. Hopefully the next release goes a little more widely and we can find a bottle or two.
- All wasn’t lost, however, as we got to spend time with a friend drinking and eating poutine when we went for that growler fill. Great way to pass a Saturday after working in the garden.
- Sunday was mostly spent sacked out on the couch watching the Game of Thrones marathon and preparing for the premier. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday, really.
- Since they were out of the Ommegang and had the growler sitting right there, we ended up with a growler full of Kane Overhead Imperial IPA. It’s pretty tasty.
- Tuesday, Scott is taking a half day at work and we’re going to see the Game of Thrones exhibition in midtown. I can’t wait to sit on the iron throne.
So that’s about everything going on. It’s all Game of Thrones and gardening these days.